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Back-to-school as the Delta variant spreads: How great is the risk?

Vaxx Populi: With so many Canadians still unvaccinated, and a nastier version of COVID on the move, experts are more worried for children than last year
Students return to in-class learning after a four-week lockdown at Vincent Massey Public School in Ottawa, on Feb. 1, 2021 (Blair Gable/Reuters)

How will Ontario schools keep kids safe during the third wave?

With schools in the province reopening this week, many conflicted parents are wondering what improvements have been made. No one quite seems to know.
Children lining up for elementary school in Mississauga, Ont. (Nathan Denette/CP)

COVID-19 in schools: The runny-nose dilemma that has authorities stumped

Here’s the latest on outbreaks, closures and case numbers as students across Canada return to class
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, left, and Education Minister Stephen Lecce walk the hallway before making an announcement regarding the governments plan for a safe reopening of schools in the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic at Father Leo J Austin Catholic Secondary School in Whitby, Ont., on Thursday, July 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Parents of Ontario, maybe it’s time to call a strike

Sarmishta Subramanian: In just a few weeks our kids will pile into overcrowded, poorly ventilated classrooms. Our voices aren’t being heard. So maybe it’s time to walk off the job (if we have jobs)
Two boys (4-6) counting out change at counter in toy shop

How young is too young to learn about mortgages?

There’s a push to add all kinds of new things to the mandatory school curriculum, from financial literacy to coding. But we just can’t have it all.

Canadian students have more math class, lower test scores

More class time is pointless if the curriculum isn’t up to par
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In conversation: Edward Luce

On America’s decline and how bad parenting and mediocre schools hurt the economy
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Strict anti-bullying laws could actually make matters worse

The notion that bullying can be legislated away is fanciful at best

Do school-based obesity interventions really work?

’Science-ish’ looks at the evidence behind taking the anti-obesity fight to the classroom
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The best universities to work at

Dalhousie, Alberta crack the Top 10 list