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Fewer BC provincial exams, more emphasis on class results

Provincial exams for the high-school years are being streamlined as part of British Columbia’s new education curriculum changes, while the government says the controversial Foundation Skills Assessment could also be on the table. Standardized provincial exams have been in place for decades in B.C., with the results shaping students’ final grades, their ability to get…

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B.C. teen wins top prize at international science fair

A Grade 12 student from Vancouver, B.C., has won the top prize at the world’s largest high school research competition. Austin Wang, 18, won the $75,000 U.S. Gordon E. Moore Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz., for developing bacteria that speeds up the process of converting organic waste into…

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