Education


Help Kids Ease Into School Year

Parenting expert Alyson Schafer offers us some valuable tips to help our kids — at all stages — ease into this new school year. Continue reading

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Help Ease Teens’ Anxiety about Exams

Kids across town are getting set for final exams. Some get anxious about them. If your teen does, you can help relieve some of the apprehension. Continue reading

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Salad Days at Norman Johnston Alternate School

Good things are happening at Norman Johnston Alternate School. The school’s Salad Days at NJ program is teaching teens about nutrition and healthy eating. Continue reading

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OCDSB’s International Certificate Program

The OCDSB’s International Certificate Program is a high school option that provides learners with a global perspective as well as opportunities to expand their horizons. Continue reading

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Teach Your Kids Character

  Some things you don’t necessarily learn in school. Character is one of them. Character is the internal compass that will influence your child’s choices and life direction in many ways. And it’s something you can teach at home. by Cathy … Continue reading

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Learn About Music Studies

Wondering about musical lessons for the kids? You can get a sense of what it’s all about at a special event at the end of the month. The National Capital Suzuki School of Music (SuzukiMusic) is hosting its Open House … Continue reading

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Living and Learning Outside School

  In the YouTube video, a young Ottawa artist and her mother are celebrating a milestone. After all, how often does a teen get the honour of having an art exhibition at a well-known public art gallery? Leah Cosman is … Continue reading

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Better Reading for Kids

Want to ensure your child masters the all-important basics of reading? Ooka Island is a new web-based offering that can transform kids into confident readers in a year. A personalized program that teaches the five key reading skills, it combines … Continue reading

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Education: Where Do All the Tech Toys Go?

  Learning to See Technology Through an Environmental Lens Today’s students are very tech-savvy, but they may not be as knowledgeable about what happens to their end-of-life electronics. After the fun’s over, all those prized gadgets—from tablets to digital toys—wind … Continue reading

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Kindergarten: Is Your Child Ready?

by Huguette Tessier, Public Health Nurse The start of school is a big deal for your little one, as well as a new chapter for your entire family. For the first-time student, it means meeting new teachers and friends, adapting … Continue reading

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