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All families need to establish a new normal. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

4 good practices for anyone caring for quarantined kids

A family therapist and childhood development expert encourages parents and others raising kids to focus on the 4 R's: routines, rules, relationships and rituals.
It’s important to think about what online teaching and learning means for students with hearing difficulties. GettyImages

How to help students with a hearing impairment as courses move online

Even under the best circumstances, the needs of students with a hearing impairment are often unmet. Here's what lecturers can do to ensure that no students are left behind.
Universities and colleges cancelling in-person classes will need more than technology to have the capacity to offer flexible education. (Shutterstock)

Coronavirus pushes universities to switch to online classes — but are they ready?

Online learning can help universities quickly adapt to COVID-19, but policy makers must pay careful attention to student experiences and take a critical view of technology companies' claims.
In-class and face-to-face experiences are uniquely valuable for students and should be protected at all costs. Here, Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce speaks at at Queen’s Park in Toronto on March 3, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

Mandatory e-learning is a problem in Ontario high schools

Forcing parents or students to opt out of mandatory e-learning will only serve to normalize Ontario's push to cut costs at the expense of what's best for young people.
Following a negotiation impasse, Ontario public secondary teachers walked off the job on a one-day strike. Here, striking teachers are seen outside the Toronto District School Board office on Yonge Street in Toronto, Dec. 4, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Ontario’s high school e-learning still hasn’t addressed students with special needs

Ontario high school labour negotiations broke down over student quality of learning — including mandatory e-learning. Ontario has yet to explain how this will work for students with special needs.

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