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Read to Win

Looking for a free activity that fosters creativity, imagination, and improves learning retention over the summer months? How about a program that supports early literacy and language development in young children? The TD Summer Reading Club, a joint


Map to Success

Published: 10/21/2014 by Elaine Balych in Parents and Education

Map to Success

From the time children begin exploring the world, they consider, decide, discard and re-decide what future careers may suit them. The pressure to make a more long-term career decision looms larger as students move through high school. For many, makin


AP or IB? Making Sense of International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement

Discover the ins and outs of IB and AP education and whether or not they are a good fit for your child.


No Trade Secrets Here

The “trades” have been enjoying a lot of hype in Alberta recently. In May of this year, Edmonton hosted the 21st Provincial Skills Canada Competition in which high school and post-secondary students competed to create projects utilizing trade and tec


Student Aid 101

Published: 10/08/2013 in Parents and Education

Student Aid 101

The new year is also an opportune time for students to look at funding available to them as they pursue their post-secondary goals. In Alberta, students have access to scholarships, bursaries and student aid when financing post-secondary


Scholarship Primer for Students

Published: 07/30/2014 by Submitted on behalf of EducationMatters in Parents and Education

Scholarship Primer for Students

There are many scholarhsips, awards and grants avalaible to students to help finance their post- secondary education.


Play Your Way to A's

Published: 01/14/2014 by Jean Oram in Parents and Education

Play Your Way to A's

Teachers call it discovery learning. Experts call it free play. We parents call it the way we used to play. Whatever you call it, the fact is, children learn best by engaging in play and interacting with the world around them. Millions of years have


EducationMatters Helps Students Achieve More

EducationMatters, established in 2003, is a public education trust that provides funding for innovative programs and student awards that help Calgary Board of Education (CBE) students excel and enrich their learning experiences.


How to Choose a Preschool

It seems that everywhere you turn these days, there are signs advertising preschool open houses, and no two ads are the same. Parents might be left wondering play school or preschool? Montessori or traditional? Full day, half day or three times a wee


Be in Demand

Published: 10/27/2014 by By Serge Buy, CEO of the National Association of Career Colleges in Parents and Education

Be in Demand

Canada’s “Skills Gap” – where there are not enough workers with the appropriate skills to fill the jobs available—is very real. Employment Minister Jason Kenney has called for an “informed national discussion” about the condition of our labour marke

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