Education


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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Grant Alternative students get education in healthy eating

  Kids at Grant Alternative School have a taste for healthy food, thanks to an initiative that allows them to cook up ideas, get busy in the kitchen and serve their parents a nutritious meal.  The opportunity comes courtesy of … Continue reading

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Ashbury students shine in entrepreneurship contest

Move over Jim Treliving and Arlene Dickinson. There’s a new crop of entrepreneurial stars shooting up.  Four of them are from Ottawa’s Ashbury College. These four creative thinkers wowed the judges and earned spots in the finals of the provincial … Continue reading

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Voices Into Action offers Powerful Education

New learning program combats bigotry, empowers students to take action  There’s a new education program called Voices into Action that helps teens develop social awareness. Created by experts to meet provincial standards for secondary school curriculum, this antiracism initiative challenges students … Continue reading

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Teaching Consent and Ending Sexual Assault

Listening to and investing in young women can help end barriers for assault survivors getting help By Saman Ahsan and Lee Tunstall  The Ontario premier recently promised Lia Valente and Tessa Hill, two young grade eight students who gathered some … Continue reading

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The Wonders of the Imagination

  By Chris Read As hectic as life can get, there is one part of my day that always remains constant: the bedtime story. Since before they were old enough to understand what we were saying to them, my wife … Continue reading

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Help Children Master Fine Motor Skills

How can eight -year-olds put together LEGO and Rainbow Loom masterpieces with such precision and agility?  Those nimble fingers and sharp eyes didn’t come out of nowhere. From an early age, children develop and master all-important fine motor skills. Ultimately, … Continue reading

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Ottawa Redblacks: Game Plan to Success

Now that the Canadian Football League (CFL) is back in town and the Ottawa Redblacks rule the field at TD Place Stadium, football fever has taken hold. Already, the new professional sports team has captured the imaginations of fans young … Continue reading

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The Ottawa Breakfast School Program

Feeding Hungry Minds Since 1990 By Amanda Jette Knox It’s an early autumn morning at a school in the heart of Ottawa.  The gymnasium windows are open and sunlight spills onto a few tables topped with bowls of fresh fruit. … Continue reading

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Parent Exiting a Helicopter

by Pam Dillon At a dorm room on a distant campus, I left my youngest 10 days, six hours, 22 minutes and 32 seconds ago. After helping him unpack the 43 odd T-shirts, buying him a fan at Canadian Tire … Continue reading

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