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Over the past few decades secondary schools have become larger and fewer in number. For parents, this had made choices at once more limited, but also more complicated.
Friendliness to newcomers is not translating into friendship in schools, finds one study. Here, a youth receives her Certificate of Citizenship from Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and Citizenship Judge Marie Senecal-Tremblay on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 17, 2019.
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How to support students from diverse backgrounds to appreciate the inherent value of engaging one another in close friendships remains a question for educators.
The going gets tougher.
Research has found that students suffer lower levels of well-being when they don't regularly use their greatest strengths of character.
Policies that cut school expenditures under the premise of “doing more with less” can also contribute to a decrease in high school graduation rates that could easily cancel out those savings.
While the purpose of education can't be reduced to promoting economic growth, every child out of school represents both lost opportunities — and huge economic costs — for countries.
Gay-straight alliance clubs have become a sign of safer schools.
Gay-straight alliance clubs in Alberta schools have come into Jason Kenney's crosshairs. Here's why that might cost him votes next week in the provincial election.
Secondary school students typically spend less time doing physical activity than they did in primary school.
The transition from primary to secondary school can be tough for children socially and emotionally. Students also do less physical activity in secondary school, and need help with this transition too.
To empower children means to nurture them as they develop skills to take charge of their lives. Here, Alex Sayers, left, holds the microphone for Azure Faloona, both 12 years old, at a rally held last October in Seattle in support of a high-profile climate change lawsuit.
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New energy to advocate for planetary health could be unleashed through career guidance that prepares future generations for climate change while inspiring them to envision a meaningful future.
Parental role-modelling, encouragement and seeking support from the school can help make the awkward bits of making friends as a teen easier.
Navigating friendships as a teen can be hard. Parents can help by modelling good behaviour and making sure their teen feels they can talk to them about their friendships.
Do they really matter?
Children in the north of England are more likely to finish school with poorer grades and are less likely to go on to further education.
Finance minister Grant Robertson delivering his first budget.
Health, housing and education get funding boosts in the fiscally conservative first budget delivered by New Zealand's coalition government.
The latest What Kids Are Reading report finds that secondary school students aren't challenging themselves – and it could limit their choices later in life.
Research shows that for children, the most important aspect of school life are the relationships they build with their friends and teachers.
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Secondary students are losing the opportunity to enjoy learning for its own sake.
Both men and women are capable of being excellent teachers, and we want both in our schools.
Despite the need for both male and female teachers, male primary school teachers could be extinct by 2067.
The ability to write quickly and effortlessly allows children to focus on translating ideas into writing.
Writing is a fundamental outcome indicator of learning across subjects and grades. The latest NAPLAN results tell us we need to do more to empower children with these skills.
Planning is important for any teen on their way to college – but for those with disabilities, it’s absolutely imperative.
Numerous measures are in place to help young disabled children thrive, but the transition beyond school can be a difficult one. Here are some tips for families to help their children prepare for life beyond.
Kenya abolished primary school fees in January 2003.
Kenyans should be demanding to know if the country is ready or able to offer free secondary education given past failures.
Children living in the most disadvantaged areas will average half the NAPLAN scores in reading, writing and numeracy tests than those living in the least disadvantaged areas.
The gap between the most and least advantaged areas in Australia is reflected in educational inequality.
Pupils from Kibera, one of the largest slums in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
Education outcomes of young people can be improved with targeted interventions. At the centre lies the participation of partners -- community, family and schools.