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A study of more than 155,000 students in the Toronto District School Board found only 55 per cent of students who self-identify as Black are applying to post-secondary education. (Shutterstock)

How high school ‘university’ courses matter for all post-secondary access — more than the name implies

All students who apply to university need ‘U’ courses, but Toronto-area research reveals few students with zero Grade 12 ‘U’ courses apply for any post-secondary education at all.
Canada’s provinces can learn much from each other about approaches to pandemic recovery. Students seen at College Louis Riel in Winnipeg, Man., in January 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Low PISA math scores post-pandemic: Policies need to consider both academic excellence and equity

To boost post-pandemic math learning, a multi-dimensional approach is needed that promotes the success of the whole child: academic, physical and socio-emotional.
A school shift towards reading Indigenous literature shows students and our society the importance of learning about Indigenous perspectives, cultures, contributions and histories. (Jennifer Brant)

Indigenous-authored novels: 5 great contemporary reads for young adults

Researchers from an Indigenous literatures lab examine texts that are well-suited for a new Grade 11 course, First Voices.
A social media narrative that anti-racism and equity work is to blame for a high school principal’s death could mean challenges ahead for equity workers. (Christina Wocintech/Unsplash)

Why a Toronto high school principal’s death is wrongly linked to anti-racist training

The media storm that is building on equity work after the death of a Toronto school principal will test Canadians’ commitment to doing the work needed to be done to address racism.
B.C. Premier David Eby signs a student’s cast as he visits a classroom to mark the opening of the new Bayview Community Elementary School, in Vancouver, B.C., April 13, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Why B.C. has ended letter grades for younger students

Parents need to directly hear from teachers and administrators via open houses or parent advisory councils to lift the fog of confusion and concern surrounding this change.
Amen Thompson, left, and his twin brother, Ausar, were selected fourth and fifth in the 2023 NBA draft. John Lamparski/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust

Overtime Elite – a private school, basketball league and media conglomerate – just sent two players to the NBA

The organization – which offers its high school-age players a minimum salary of $100,000 – represents a new model for young athletes looking to maximize their earning potential outside of the NCAA.

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