Teachers oppose Bill C-60 as federal government makes it illegal for kids to download, save and share free Internet materials

The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is staunchly opposed to the federal government’s tabling of Bill C-60, copyright legislation as it excludes an educational amendment to allow students and teachers to participate in routine classroom activities such as downloading, saving and sharing publicly available Internet text or images. “If enacted without our proposed amendment, Bill C- […]

Class in the Graveyard? Spooky but true. … and 24 More Great Teaching Ideas

Canada’s National History Society today announced the 25 finalists for the 2005 Governor General’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History – the nation’s top teaching prize. Now in its 10th year, the award honours teachers who excel at bringing history to life for their students. Of the twenty-five finalists, six will be chosen to […]

Improvement Grants Awarded to Schools

Six BC elementary schools have been awarded grants to boost their students’ literacy skills. The grants are part of an innovative program to assist public schools serving low-income and at-risk students develop new literacy strategies. Out of an original 37 applicants, seven schools received $5000 grants in April to create detailed action plans for improving […]

Parents Asked to Ensure Children’s Web Sites are Appropriate

The PEI Department of Education and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are asking parents to be sure the contents of their children’s personal web sites are appropriate. RCMP and school officials report that personal web sites are being developed at home by Island youth that contain inappropriate content and information intended to bully other kids. […]

Investing in Saskatchewan Schools

Saskatchewan students and communities will benefit from major upgrades to schools throughout the province this year. The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $6.2 million to improve Saskatchewan schools. Thirty-two K-12 schools around the province will receive capital upgrading for the 2005-06 fiscal year. With these projects, the total commitment by the government to K-12 capital […]