Research | Posted: December 9, 2013(The Globe and Mail December 3 2013) Canada has dropped out of the top 10 in international math education standings, a decline that is raising alarms about the country’s future prosperity.
News | Posted: December 6, 2013Can you read this? Thousands can't. Bay St. George Literacy Council offers free tutoring services to adults 18 years and older. Programs include tutoring in reading and writing skills of all levels, GED exam preparation, tutoring in ESL (English as a Second Language), and Le Cercle Francais (French) study group. For one-to-one tutoring call 643-4-1-2-1 , email email@example.com, or search for Literacy Council on facebook.
Research | Posted: December 6, 2013(Globe and Mail, December 3, 2013) For Canada’s ministers of education, however, satisfaction with our performance to date simply is not in order.... On the global stage we do extremely well and our kids are competitive, but doing well is no longer enough. We need to do better, and we can.
Funding | Posted: December 6, 2013Canada Summer Jobs funding helps employers create summer jobs for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities. The new deadline to apply is January 31, 2014.
Measuring Up ... and Down: PISA 2012 reports on Math, Science and Reading Scores for Canadian Students
Research | Posted: December 3, 2013The results of a major international study released today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show both high levels of achievement by Canadian students in mathematics, reading, and science when compared to all participating countries, and declining scores overall when compared to Canadian Students past PISA scores.
Funding | Posted: November 29, 2013The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund aims to increase access to financial literacy education for Canadians who may normally be excluded from mainstream financial organizations. Priority will be placed on projects in the following areas: Innovation, Research & Development, and Strategic Program Development.
Submissions | Posted: November 28, 2013Practitioners in adult literacy, basic education, and foundational learning are invited to participate in an online survey for the WriteForward project. The WriteForward project is being developed in the Centre for Excellence in Foundational Learning, Bow Valley College.
Resources | Posted: November 27, 2013(Adult Literacy Network) I am always trying to come up with new ways to attract learners to our program (even on my time off). I know they are out there because I have done the research. I know the best way to gain interest is to get people talking. Word of mouth has always been a great way for learners to come to us but not enough learners are talking. Any ideas?
News | Posted: November 27, 2013Thirteen-year-old Nicolas Crane is this year’s local recipient of the Atlantic Provinces’ Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program sponsored in part by the Department of Environment and Conservation. The exchange program is intended to create opportunities for youth aged 12-17 to experience hunting or angling in neighbouring provinces and gain a greater understanding of conservation values and wildlife management.
Submissions | Posted: November 25, 2013Write an original story describing what happens next in 400 words or less: "It’s been a long, sleepless night of strange dreams. Even once you wake up, you think you’re still dreaming, because you aren’t in your own bed. You aren’t even yourself! It’s no dream. You’ve woken in another part of the world, as someone from another culture."