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Restored Bargaining Rights for Teachers

The big news this weekend is that the teacher bargaining rights that were stripped in 2002 by the Liberal government have now been restored, subject to teacher ratification.  There’s a lot of legalize, but I doubt whether any teachers will … Continue reading

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A Humanist Questions BC’s Curriculum

Most of the questions about the BC Curriculum  introduced across the province in September this year have come from parents and educators.  Parents of children described as gifted, and parents of other exceptional children wondered for months about the implications … Continue reading

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Standardized Tests for University Admission

Recently, I’ve had contact with some Americans who are involved in developing SAT and ACT questions for students who are seeking admission to universities.  In Canada, many of us are more familiar with SAT, but it seems that ACT is … Continue reading

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Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the challenges faced by many “mind-aloud” children.  Earlier this year I commented that many people are surprized that children described as gifted experience mental health issues. Assuming that these children are happy and healthy all the time … Continue reading

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Parents advocate to save Vancouver gifted programs

There have been several public initiatives, at least, to address the proposed elimination of gifted programs in Vancouver School District. According to an article in Vancouver’s Metro free paper, parents of gifted held a rally at Vancouver Technical School on … Continue reading

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