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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.
Many young adults with chronic health conditions transition to post-secondary school at or around the same time they are transitioning from pediatric to adult health care. (Shutterstock)

Starting post-secondary school with a complex health condition: 5 tips for students, plus 5 ways institutions can help

Managing a chronic health condition can make the transition to post-secondary education more complex.
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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Beyond research output, student well-being should be part of university quality indicators

Students once might have been the main clients of higher education, but today communities, industries and the government demand the ear of the university.

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