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Smartphone ban in Nova Scotia classrooms can’t come soon enough

According to PISA results, Nova Scotia 15-year-olds are 27 points below the Canadian average in math.

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Students pay price for collapse of testing in B.C. schools

Less than half of the province's Grade 10 students are proficient in numeracy.

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Plummeting math scores should trigger change in Canadian classrooms

Teachers should reclaim their proper role as subject-matter experts who take charge of the learning process.

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COVID school closures dramatically set kids back—here are some solutions

Union agreements hamper the ability of governments to hire and reward excellent teachers based on merit.

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COVID school closures likely caused significant learning loss in Alberta and beyond

Better organized and operated schools are likely better able to help students recover from temporary learning loss.

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Parents need more information to choose the right school

The simplest way to expand school choice is to let the money follow students to the school their parents choose.