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April 20, 2018 8:28 PM Paris student protesters removed from occupied building

The occupation was ignited by a new system of admissions would allow universities to rank applicants based on their own criteria. French high school graduates are guaranteed free university access regardless of their grades. Paris 1 University President Georges Haddad said no students were injured during the eviction operation. He told reporters he felt “great 8

April 20, 2018 6:00 PM Alberta university criticized for plan to bestow honorary degree on David Suzuki

The University of Alberta is being criticized for its decision to give David Suzuki an honorary degree. Earlier this month, the university announced that the longtime environmentalist will be one of 13 people to receive the honour later this spring. Andrew Leach, the architect of Alberta's climate change plan and an economics professor at the university

April 19, 2018 8:22 PM 45 days into a strike, York gives students options to complete courses and finish the year

These include staying an extra four weeks after the strike, withdrawing with a course credit given and no mark on the student’s transcript, and receiving bursaries for altered travel plans. It’s day 45 of a strike, and York University has now contacted its students to inform them of options available to them to complete their courses and finish the year. “We are now half-way 12

April 19, 2018 4:20 PM Parkland students David and Lauren Hogg ink book deal

The siblings are working on #NEVERAGAIN: A New Generation Draws the Line. NEW YORK — Two students who survived the deadly mass shooting this year at a Florida high school have a book deal. Siblings David and Lauren Hogg are working on #NEVERAGAIN: A New Generation Draws the Line. Random House announced Wednesday that the book would come out June 5 and that the Hoggs 14

April 17, 2018 6:26 PM Whitby elementary school teacher faces sexual-assault charges

Thomas Grieve, a teacher at Robert Munsch Public School, is accused of 15 counts of criminal sexual conduct with children under the age of 16. Fourteen new charges have been laid against a Durham Region teacher already facing multiple allegations of sexually assaulting students. Thomas Grieve is now accused of 15 counts of criminal sexual conduct with children 12

April 17, 2018 5:50 PM Females get top billing at National Canadian Film Day 2018

NCFD screening events happening nationwide Wednesday now number 850, including 100 in the GTA, and this year there’s a big emphasis on female filmmakers and stories told by Canadian women, now and in decades past. “The Future is Female,” as the popular slogan goes, but the fifth edition of Reel Canada’s National Canadian Film Day is showing how that affirmation 15

April 12, 2018 5:09 PM How did one of Ontario’s first legal pot stores end up next to a Toronto public school? Premier Wynne wants answers

Parents at Blantyre Public School, just south of the location at Victoria Park Ave. and Gerrard St. E., say they had no idea a marijuana outlet would open at the strip mall where students go at lunchtime. “That just speaks to one of our concerns,” Richards said of the lack of information. “There isn’t the level of engagement there. It seems like a decision 9

April 10, 2018 9:00 AM Supply teacher shortage wreaks havoc in schools across province

Toronto Catholic board sounds alarm on growing shortage, rising sick days, urges ministry to ‘take immediate action.’ The education ministry “will be responding shortly,” said spokesperson Derek Luk. He said Naidoo-Harris recently hosted a day-long symposium with dozens of education partners to discuss teacher supply and demand challenges and solutions 9

April 9, 2018 5:19 AM 'We're going to have to mobilize': Classes cancelled in Humboldt following deadly bus crash

Schools bringing in grief counsellors through health region A number of schools in and around Humboldt, Sask., have cancelled classes Monday after a bus crash that killed 15 people and injured 14 others. Officials in the school division started conversations Saturday about how to help students through the devastation said Randolph Maclean, vice-president 13

April 3, 2018 12:48 AM Florida school shooting survivor ‘so brainwashed’ he probably can’t be fixed, Ted Nugent says

Nugent says high school student David Hogg and his classmates are “not very educated.” NEW YORK — Rocker Ted Nugent says a Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor who’s become an outspoken advocate for gun safety is “so brainwashed” he probably can’t be fixed. Nugent says high school student David Hogg and his classmates are “not very educated” and “wouldn’t 12