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The cost of assessment prevents some students, who self-identify as having a disability, from pursuing an assessment and diagnosis that would allow them to claim formal accommodations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne

How accessibility for disabled university students can benefit all students

A survey of disabled students found that some university accommodations they value became more widespread in the pandemic, like flexible course deadlines.
A new study found that graduates of publicly funded schools were more likely to disagree with statements such as ‘discrimination is no longer a major problem.’ (Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for EDUimages)

Why attending publicly funded schools may help students become more culturally sensitive

A study finds that graduates who attended publicly funded schools were more likely to have open intercultural orientations than those who attended private schools.
School trustees play an important role in shaping education, yet during election time voters often have little awareness of trustee candidates. (Shutterstock)

Even school boards are now experiencing severe political polarization

According to the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, far-right groups have been trying to stack school boards with candidates harbouring anti-equity ideologies.
Overhauling approaches to student participation in university governance is one way universities can help revitalize the democracy we want. (Pexels/Yan Krukov)

Universities can foster more deliberative democracy — starting by empowering students

Universities should look to democratic innovations seen in society like ‘mini publics’ where citizens deliberate about critical issues in representative forums.
Ontario’s elementary and secondary school curricula now include coding, a most basic aspect of learning programming. (Shutterstock)

Why elementary and high school students should learn computer programming

Teaching computer programming to youth can prepare them for the future job market, promote equity in tech professions and develop students’ computational thinking skills.
Who is determining children’s capacity to decide whether or not to wear a mask and what’s at stake in their decision? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Why children’s ‘choice’ about COVID-19 masking at school needs far more discussion

Children deserve agency in decisions that affect them, but adults are ultimately responsible for making decisions in children’s best interests.
Race, class and gender can not only impact the education that students receive, but also the punishments they receive. Courtney Hale/iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images

Black girls are 4.19 times more likely to get suspended than white girls – and hiring more teachers of color is only part of the solution

A social work scholar researches why school suspensions disproportionately affect students from certain groups and what can be done to change that.
Parents protested a new anti-racism policy at an Ontario school board saying their children could ‘internalize shame and guilt because they’re white.’ Unsplash

Why critical race theory should inform schools

Recently, specious claims against critical race theory have been showing up in Canada. School boards are being questioned about their anti-racism policies and the teaching of CRT to students.

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