Post-it notes with emojis. Locker magnets shaped like pizza and poop. Pencil boxes featuring T.rex. These are some of the many back-to-school items currently sitting on the shelves of a Walmart store in Toronto.
The answer to when a child is ready to walk to school depends on many factors, according to a Canadian parenting expert, but there's no question that it's a valuable rite of passage that every child should experience, she insists.
A new study out of the Fraser Institute contends that financial bonuses and other incentives for teachers should be based on student achievement if Canadians want to remain competitive on the world stage.
September is beginning to shake students out of that summer mindset. It also has some parents shaking their heads. With as many as 40 children in new all-day kindergarten classrooms, some are wondering if it’s too much for teachers to handle.