Focus on Education

Learning to give

Ontario high school students have long been required to complete volunteer hours as a condition of graduation. Here’s why it’s beneficial     Volunteering fulfills two criteria for students. Students discover their passions, develop their talents and get involved in […]

A solid foundation

Building a good working relationship is essential for both student and teacher. Writer Janhabi Nandy shares the cocktail for success It’s important for both parents and students to have a good relationship with respect to school, reflects Susan Mancini, director […]

Canada’s missing history

Experts say we have far to go when it comes to teaching reconciliation in schools When it comes to teaching reconciliation, most schools are off to a good start, but there must be more purpose and intention, says the director […]

Keep on truckin’

Summer doesn’t mean putting learning on hold                                                      When the final class bell rings, how do you convince your kids not to shelve their schoolbooks for the summer? “Make it fun,” says Madghis Madi, manager of Scholars in Barrhaven and […]

Kathi Langston. Photo Courtesy Ottawa School of Theatre

Bringing down the house

With 20 years at the Ottawa School of Theatre under her belt, outgoing artistic director Kathi Langston touts the benefits of a theatre education   Between masks, physical distancing and virtual school, the past two years have been difficult for […]

A world of opportunity

After-school programs offer chances to learn — that’s why activity types, social aspects and instructors are all factors to consider when it comes to finding a space for your kids, Janhabi Nandy writes Children can spend up to 25 hours […]