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A student adjusts his protective mask as he walks off the bus at the Bancroft Elementary School as students go back to school in Montréal, on Aug. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Kids, masks & back-to-school FAQs: Are cloth masks best to protect against COVID-19? How often should masks be washed?

Back-to-school routines under COVID-19 look a little different than previous years. For one thing, kids need to wear masks. Which means many parents have mask questions.
Come school holidays, your school-aged kids are more likely to spend longer on their screens than they do in term time. Here’s how to get them outside and active, with a bit of planning. from www.shutterstock.com

4 ways to get your kids off the couch these summer holidays

The average Australian school kid spends more time watching TV or gaming and less time being active over their summer holidays. Could more chores be the answer?
Some students don’t have any meaningful contact with the workplace until their 20s. That’s too late. from www.shutterstock.com

Why school kids need more exposure to the world of work

Schools can't equip students with all the skills they need once they start work, especially STEM and digital skills. Here's one way they can better prepare their students for life after school.
The right age for your child to start school will vary, depending on their readiness, your family situation and the readiness of the school for the child. Howard County Library System/flickr

The ‘right’ age to start school varies for each child

There are a number of questions parents should be asking to determine what age is best to send their child to school.
The majority of support funding is used to ‘buy’ teacher aide time. from shutterstock.com

Not all students with a disability need funding

Accurate data is needed for how disability funding is being used in schools so that it can be allocated correctly.

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