A teacher at Seymour Elementary School in the Downtown Eastside becomes the first teacher to win the Bill McFarland award.

Click here for the full article in the Vancouver Sun by Janet Steffenhagen

A primary school in England is using robots to teach autistic children. Since the actions of the robots are predictable, the autistic children become more comfortable with them than with adults.

Click here for the full article in the BBC News by Judith Burns.

New DVD at the Education Library: Teaching the Life of Music. MT 1 T427 2009

In Venezuela, Maestro Jose Abreu brought music instruction to the children from poor and violent neighbourhoods, through a program called El Sistema.The success of this venture has inspired similar ones throughout the world, including The Leading Note Foundation in Ottawa. Inner city children are provided with instruments and instruction free of charge.

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140 BC schools need seismic upgrading and this weekend’s earthquake emphasizes the urgency of getting the upgrades done.

Click here for full article in the Vancouver Sun by Mike Hager.

While Canada has improved in some areas, such as laws to protect children from sexual exploitation, problems remain, including differences in services among the provinces and territories.

Click here for the full article in the Toronto Star by Marv Bernstein

Florence Nightingale Elementary School, which is celebrating is 100th anniversay, has a long history of community service.

Click here for the full article in the Vancouver Sun by Gerry Bellett

 

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