Distance Education that Works

With the development of quality online distance education, the size and location of a school is irrelevant in determining its ability to offer rural students essential programs and courses. This article describes how Newfoundland and Labrador’s virtual high school (CDLI) makes the province’s high school curriculum available to rural and remote schools via eLearning.

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Manitoba’s Moratorium on School Closures

In 2008, Manitoba introduced a moratorium on school closure that is in effect to this day. In this article, the authors recount the roots of the moratorium and discuss its impact on Manitoba’s schools.

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Strands of Support

The Surrey (B.C.) School District English Language Learner Welcome Centre offers programs to support parents’ and students’ initial settlement into their new community. One of these programs, the Bridge Program for newcomer refugee students, is featured in this article. Described as a “soft landing into Canada,” the Bridge classroom offers a predictable, safe, comfortable, low-pressure environment where students who have experienced gaps in learning due to war, displacement or other factors can begin their adjustment into Canada.

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