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Canadian Schools Reluctant to Embrace Later Bell Times Despite Mounting Research

Canadian Schools Reluctant to Embrace Later Bell Times Despite Mounting Research

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

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Matt Reid is the Chair of the Thames Valley District School Board, is considering adopting later start times for the benefit of its high school students, in London, Ont. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley)

TORONTO – A wave of international research suggesting delaying high school start times would have health and academic benefits for students has not yet crested in Canada.

Several individual boards and schools have embraced the growing number of global studies suggesting that early start times are at odds with adolescents’ natural sleep patterns and can hamper both their academic progress and mental health.

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Red River College Lands $10M from Ottawa for Smart Factory, Expanded Aerospace Centre

Red River College Lands $10M from Ottawa for Smart Factory, Expanded Aerospace Centre

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Red River College has received $10 million from Ottawa for a new Smart Factory and expanded Centre for Aerospace Technology and Training. (NUMBER TEN ARCHITECTURAL GROUP)

WINNIPEG — An infusion of federal funding will see a new Smart Factory and expanded Centre for Aerospace Technology and Training (CATT) at Red River College.

The $10 million investment by Western Economic Diversification Canada will be spread out over five years.

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Dolly Parton Program to Bring Free Books to Kids in Point Douglas

Dolly Parton Program to Bring Free Books to Kids in Point Douglas

Dolly Parton
(Dolly Parton image via DFree / Shutterstock)

Dolly Parton is bringing books to kids in Winnipeg’s Point Douglas neighbourhood.

The Dollywood Foundation of Canada announced Thursday a chapter of the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program—which provides free books to children to encourage reading and language skills—has been set up to bring books to kids living in Point Douglas.

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School Officials Call Assembly After Grad Party with ‘Cowboys and Indians’ Theme

School Officials Call Assembly After Grad Party with ‘Cowboys and Indians’ Theme

By The Canadian Press

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – An Alberta high school graduation party with a “cowboys and Indians” theme prompted administrators to call an assembly to discuss racism.

Images of students from Chinook High School in Lethbridge appeared on social media and showed attendees at the privately-held party wearing headdresses, war paint and feathers.

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Arts Curriculum Funding Vital in Grooming Younger Generation for Society: Jackman-Atkinson

Arts Curriculum Funding Vital in Grooming Younger Generation for Society: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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NEEPAWA, Man. — Last week, Neepawa area residents had the chance to watch this year’s major production, put on by the students at Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute. It was a fantastic show and a great opportunity to see all of the talent in our school, talent which I’m sure exists in schools across the region. Watching the students on stage made me think about what a valuable experience this was for them as they prepare to graduate into adulthood.

For school divisions or governments looking to save money, fine arts programs, including drama, music, choir, visual arts and dance, are usually one of the first items on the chopping blocks. That’s an incredibly short-sighted path.

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P3 for ABC’s: Manitoba Turns to Private Sector in Bid to Construct Four New Schools

P3 for ABC’s: Manitoba Turns to Private Sector in Bid to Construct Four New Schools

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École South Pointe School, 615 Kirkbridge Drive, during construction in early 2017. Another school for Grades 9-12 is planned for construction in the Waverley West area. (JANICE LUKES)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is looking to the private sector to get shovels in the ground on four new schools in the province.

The government and the Public Schools Finance Board have launched a request for proposals for a public-private partnership (P3) model for the four new schools, valued at more than $100 million.

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Manitoba Law in Effect to Halt Sexual Assaults at Post-Secondary Schools

Manitoba Law in Effect to Halt Sexual Assaults at Post-Secondary Schools

By The Canadian Press

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba (UMANITOBA.CA)

WINNIPEG – New legislated requirements are now in effect in Manitoba aimed at raising the awareness and prevention of sexual violence involving students at the province’s post-secondary schools.

The Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Act, which took effect Friday, applies to all universities, colleges, the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, degree-granting religious institutions and private vocational institutions.

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