High School Education

4 Things You Should Have Learned in High School, but Probably Didn’t

Even without book banning, curriculum restrictions, the politicisation of US schools and teacher shortages, you can’t learn everything in high school. Even the best, all-encompassing curriculum will have gaps. Because there simply isn’t time to cover everything you need to know. Unfortunately, some of the most important things in life aren’t taught in school in

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The Class of 2023 lost everything to COVID. Then they fought back

One day there was school, and the next day the classrooms were closed.  Members of the class of 2023 were freshmen in high school or college, still getting used to their new normal. Suddenly, nothing was normal.  Vacated schools became meal- and laptop-delivery hubs. Dorms closed. Siblings clustered at the kitchen table, headphones on. They

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Many students will be ‘losing out of a high school education’ if Ontario proceeds with the apprenticeship plan: People for Education

An education advocacy group is speaking out against the province’s proposed plan to allow Grade 11 students to leave high school to join an apprenticeship program full time. Earlier this year, the province announced that it intends to permit students to drop out of their final two years of high school to pursue an apprenticeship

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Students get glimpses into post-secondary education

A handful of high school students got a glimpse of higher learning from Algoma University. “To commemorate and celebrate National Indigenous History Month, we wanted to have activities across all of our campuses,” said Paul Sayers, the manager of Indigenous community relations, training and development for Algoma University. “So this event is specifically geared towards

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Ontario mandates tech credit for high school diploma

The General Contractors’ Association of Toronto (GCAT), for one, “strongly supports revitalizing the graduation requirement,” says Jim Vlahos, the associations’ executive director. “The skilled trades offer in-demand, lucrative and rewarding careers and we believe the mandatory credit will expose students to opportunities they would not have known of otherwise. GCAT applauds the work this government

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