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Education Reporter and Books Editor — Vancouver Sun

Education reporter and Books editor at Vancouver Sun.

Coquitlam school district out $800,000 for one day’s work — The Coquitlam school district says it is out approximately $800,000 after it agreed to pay teachers for their first day back to work, even though the provincial government won't be compensating the district for that day.

UBC student group opposes housing, tuition fee increases — Students at the University of B.C. voted Tuesday to oppose increases to student housing and international student fees. Earlier this month, UBC announced it would hike student housing fees by 20 per cent and raise tuition for incoming international students by 10 per cent, starting next September.

B.C. school strike cheques are in the mail — Parents of public school students are starting to receive their $40-a-day child-care payments. The money is being paid for the 13 days of teachers' job action in September for each student aged 12 and under. It is intended to offset the costs of additional child care.

Tuition waivers help dozens of former foster kids attend B.C. universities — Jess Boon has big plans. The 24-year-old, first-year University of B.C. student wants to become a child advocate, pushing for better lives for youth in government care.

Know your BC mushrooms — Mushrooms are actually the fruit of the fungus that produces them. They form on the threadlike fibres of mycelium in much the same way as apples grow on a tree. What's the difference between a toadstool and a mushroom? The terms go back centuries and were never very precise, but generally the word "toadstool" is...

Mushrooms go wild — Have you noticed a lot of mushrooms growing in your neighbourhood? The cool, rainy weather of the last few weeks has caused mushrooms of all shapes, colours and sizes to start sprouting all over the Lower Mainland. In some areas, this bumper crop of fungi has caught the attention of local residents.

Teach students problem-solving, not information-gathering, B.C. educators told — When all the information in the world - including mathematical formulae, historical dates and names, and philosophical theories - is available at the click of a button, what is the purpose of education?

Education in the age of misinformation — When all the information in the world, including mathematical formulae, historical dates and names and philosophical theories, is available at the click of a button, what is the purpose of education? The purpose is to teach people how to evaluate information, ask the right questions and be able to solve complex difficult problems, Quest University...

Time to fall in love again with trees — Trees look fabulous all year round, but large deciduous trees are especially attractive in fall when their leaves change colour and gracefully drop away to reveal a beautiful and complex tracery of branches. This month I want to encourage you to get reacquainted with the beauty of trees and to deepen your understanding of...

Naomi Klein seeks solace on Sunshine Coast — When author Naomi Klein had trouble having a baby, she moved to B.C.'s Sunshine Coast, where her parents live. She made the move as part of a larger health decision, encouraged by a naturopathic doctor after losing several pregnancies and unsuccessful fertility treatment. And it worked.
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Oct 31, 2014

@FJCSak How does B.C. fair in this regard? I see B.C. has a policy, but is it adequate?

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