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28
Jul

Calls to fully reopen schools in September are on a collision course with reality

EXCERPTS The call to reopen schools for millions of Canadian students in only a few weeks’ time poses major risks to public health. Educational planning under normal circumstances requires months of rigorous preparation...
28
Jul

87% of millennials and Gen Zers say child-care costs affect their decision to have kids

EXCERPTS Child care is important. Younger generations believe having access to affordable, high-quality child care is a priority when it comes to starting their own families, new data shows. Nearly 9 out of 10...
22
Jul

K to 12 school re-entry

Guidance and plans for students to start the 2020-21 school year. EXCERPTS Students across Alberta will return to classrooms for the 2020/21 school year under scenario 1: In-class learning...
22
Jul

'It’s time to get back to normal': Province announces K-12 schools will reopen for in-class teaching in September

EXCERPTS It’s back to school for Alberta students this fall, as the province announced Tuesday that in-person classes will resume in September following the shutdown that began mid-March in response to the COVID-19...
22
Jul

Chrystia Freeland on ‘As It Happens’ Q&A

EXCERPTSI do know that Canadians are going to want to know the specifics. So I just wanted to dig into a couple of things on offer here. The government is promising a little over $600 million, as I understand it. If you...
22
Jul

What is it that keeps most little kids from getting COVID-19?

Young children have consistently been slow to catch and spread Covid-19. Experts have a few hunches why. EXCERPTS On the way home from a jog one afternoon in early July, Dr. Silvia Chiang...
22
Jul

Should schools reopen? Balancing COVID-19 and learning loss for young children

EXCERPTS Universal prescriptions or mandates for in-school learning this fall are misguided and unrealistic.
22
Jul

Childcare in a global crisis: The impact of COVID-19 on work and family life

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22
Jul

Child-care cash to help with urgent COVID-19 needs in sector, Hussen says

EXCERPTS The federal minister in charge of the government's child-care agenda says the Liberals won't abandon the sector once urgent, pandemic-related funding runs out before the end of the economic fallout from COVID-...
22
Jul

Kids get coronavirus, but do they spread it? We'll find out when schools reopen

EXCERPTS As scientists study the burden of COVID-19 around the globe, it's pretty clear that despite some cases of serious illness, kids tend to get infected with the coronavirus less often and have milder symptoms ...

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