An elementary school in Jonquière, Quebec, has made some of its students very happy by banning homework for the year.
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Now that the summer is over, nearly half a million children in British Columbia (B.C.) should be in school–but they aren’t. That’s because teachers there are on strike.
Some students in San Antonio, Texas have been told they can’t bring sunscreen to school.
Grade 8 students at Amesbury Middle School were looking forward to their big graduation trip to a camp in Eastern Ontario.
Students in New York City are not allowed to take cellphones to school.
But students in one neighbourhood have come up with a solution that keeps their phones nearby and also benefits local businesses.
How would you like to go to Lego school?
That’s just what some kids will get a chance to do, when the new International School of Billund opens in Denmark this August.
The school was built by the owner of Lego, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, who lives in Billund. He is the grandson of the man who founded the company.
And, just like many kids have built Lego towns, billionaire Kristiansen and his family have used their money to build a church, an airport, a library and a theatre in the town of Billund.
The school will be start with kids aged three to seven and expand to include kids up to age 16 by 2015.
Only a quarter of Canadian kids walk or bike to school and that’s not enough, according to a new “report card on physical activity for children and youth.”
Active Healthy Kids Canada (AHKC) is a Canadian charity that encourages children and their parents to get more exercise.
Their report found that only 24 per cent of five to 17-year-olds in Canada use “active transportation” to get to school.
“Active transportation” means not using cars, trains or buses.
On the other hand, their parents were twice as likely to walk to school when they were children.
Every year in its report card, AHKC focuses on one aspect of healthy living.
This year’s theme, “driving,” looked at how much exercise kids are getting when they travel to and from different places near their homes.
A program to prevent kids from dropping out of school is now available in Canada.
Reconnecting Youth is a U.S. program that helps kids gain self-esteem and cope with their emotions.
The Canadian program adds something more. It helps kids to see how anger can rule their lives.
The Canadian program is taught by social workers, who have training to help kids deal with anger that may be holding them back.
Many teens who are angry may also skip classes, insult teachers and even drop out of school, says Ed Schild, a spokesperson for the Reconnecting Youth program.
Reconnecting Youth has been a pilot project at R.H. King Academy in Toronto for the past two years.
Yesterday, Malala went back to school.
For girls in many countries — for instance, Canada or the United States — that statement would not be very startling.
But Malala Yousafzai is a 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was attacked for trying to get an education, and for speaking up for other girls who wanted an education.
She became known around the world as a hero for her courage in fighting for the rights of girls in Pakistan.
In Pakistan, a militant and terrorist group known as the Taliban believes that girls should not be educated. In 2009 they issued a ban that said girls are not allowed to go to school. Last October, when Malala was travelling to school, members of the Taliban attacked and seriously injured her. She was taken to a hospital in Britain, where doctors saved her life.
It has been a long road back to recovery for Malala, but yesterday she went back to school, this time in England.
Her father walked her to her first day at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham.
She said it was the most important day of her life.