Anderson Elementary School students came up with an out-of-this-world presentation about space and the universe at the 10th annual Science Jam last year.

1000 students get set for BC’s biggest Science Fair

Aberdeen Centre will be a beehive of activity Tuesday, when some 1,000 local elementary students gather for the 11th annual Science Jam. Students from 14 Richmond schools will be showcasing their knowledge of the sciences in what’s billed as B.C.’s biggest non-competitive science fair. Aside from talking about their own science projects, participating students will…

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BC gives $10.5 million for ESL school programs

B.C. public post-secondary institutions will receive $10.5 million from the province to help transition English as a Second Language (ESL) programs to a new model where immigrant settlement services are administered by the federal government. The one-time funding for schools that deliver ESL programs, part of a plan the Ministry of Advanced Education developed with…

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E-learning should replace snow days

School snow days should be turned into e-learning days with students attending class online, a Halifax education expert says. Paul Bennett, director of Schoolhouse Consulting and adjunct professor of education at Saint Mary’s University, said the “throw away” days hurt students’ education. He said in 2008/09, Nova Scotia had a record high number of snow…

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School News February 2014

Here comes the news from our 4 schools: Canadian Secondary Wenzhou No. 22 School, Jiaxing Senior High School, Luwan Senior High School and Shanghai Nanyang Model High School. Wenzhou News: School prepares for exciting Science Fair next week. Students and teachers are excited to present their scientific experiments to the school, as they prepare of…

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Canada’s Jan Hudec wins bronze in super-G

SOCHI, Russia — A high pain threshold and the fervent belief he had more to accomplish in ski racing put an Olympic medal around Jan Hudec’s neck. With bone grinding on bone in his right knee and an aching back that had him bedridden just a few weeks ago, the 32-year-old Calgarian won bronze in…

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FSA testing shows B.C. excellence

Duncan – Every year the Ministry of Education tests students in grades 4 and 7 with standard tests in reading, writing, and arithmetic. Ostensibly, the purpose is to analyze trends in how well our system stacks up against the past, the good old days of the three R’s, and against the rest of the world….

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BC’s Denny Morrison wins Olympic bronze medal

SOCHI, RUSSIA – While Gilmore Junio is being fitted with the wings of an angel back home, Denny Morrison has wings on his feet here. The veteran Canadian long track speed skater-sogenerously provided a toehold by his selfless teammate in the 1,000-metre event three days earlier, with silver the surprising outcome – won his second…

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Jacqueline Shen, a Grade 12 student at Burnaby South secondary school, shows off the pledge signed by Burnaby-Edmonds MLA Raj Chouhan to commit the British Columbia's targets for reducing greenhouse gases by 33 per cent by 2020. She was part of a province-wide student movement to hold politicians accountable for climate change.

Students rally to fight climate change

Jacqueline Shen isn’t old enough to vote. But she still wants to hold politicians accountable for the decisions they make that will affect the environment. That’s why the Burnaby South Grade 12 student was amongst a group of 20 young people who met with Burnaby-Edmonds MLA Raj Chouhan last week to urge him to stand…

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Edmonton student is a Doodle 4 Google finalist

EDMONTON – A Grade 10 student from Edmonton – and his environmentally-inspired design ? is a finalist in the national Doodle 4 Google contest. Xusheng Yu is one of the –final five students in the Prairie Region. This year’s theme was ‘If I could invent anything, I would invent…’ “I had lots of ideas, but…

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Alberta math petition gaining momentum

CALGARY – A petition urging provincial officials to go back to the basics when teaching math is gaining momentum, and now has over 4,500 signatures. Alberta mother Nhung Tran-Davies feels schools are teaching math in a convoluted way, and wants the province to speed up plans to reform the curriculum. She has created an?online petition?asking…

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