education

December 07, 2018
This report was developed by Toronto Public Library. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Toronto Public Library’s (TPL) Youth Services Strategy reaffirms the Library’s commitment to contribute to positive outcomes for youth ages 13 to 24. It provides a framework for enhanced and purposeful service that supports personal development, equitable access, and learning in youth. It positions the Library both as a space where youth are welcome and supported, and as a partner helping youth build positive futures for themselves and their communities.  
November 19, 2018
This factsheet was created by the Equity Literacy Institute.HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET: This factsheet outlines 10 commitments that can be made by educators who are equity-literate. Equity literacy is a framework for cultivating the knowledge and skills that enable us to be a threat to the existence of inequity in our spheres of influence. More than cultural competence or diversity awareness, equity literacy prepares us to see even subtle ways in which access and opportunity are distributed unfairly across race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, (dis)ability,...
November 19, 2018
This factsheet was created by the Equity Literacy Institute.HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET: Equity literacy is a framework for cultivating the knowledge and skills that enable us to be a threat to the existence of inequity in our spheres of influence. More than cultural competence or diversity awareness, equity literacy prepares us to see even subtle ways in which access and opportunity are distributed unfairly across race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, language, and other factors. The principles outlined in this factsheet refer to the knowledge...
November 19, 2018
This video was produced by The Social Planning Network of Ontario in partnership with YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: The Social Planning Network of Ontario (SPNO) Community of Practice on Equity and Inclusion for Low-Income Students and Families is pleased to be partnering with leading experts and voices in the field to bring you this unique webinar series that looks at the impacts of poverty and classism on low-income students and their families. The first interview in this series featured Dr. Paul Gorski - educator, professor, author, and equity champion - in...
November 15, 2018
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.  From a very young age, kids exhibit curiosity about their bodies, and ask questions about reproduction and relationships. Sexuality takes different forms over the life cycle, but it is a natural part of being human – for children, adolescents, and adults alike. The role of sexual education is to empower students to know and appreciate their bodies, as well as to help them navigate the confusing world of intimate relationships. By providing scientifically-accurate, age-appropriate information, sex-ed gives students the tools to make informed choices...
October 03, 2018
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: What is a school board trustee, and how do they serve students and their communities? Not all civics classes will teach you about school board elections, but students have the most to gain from having a great school board trustee. This short video offers a brief explanation of what a school board trustee is, and what sort of decisions they make.  The content for this factsheet was taken from Hosting a School Board Trustees All Candidates Meeting: A Student's Guide.   
October 02, 2018
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.   The content for this factsheet was taken from Hosting a School Board Trustees All Candidates Meeting: A Student's Guide.  Not all civics classes will teach students about school board trustees, but this elected school board member is responsible for decisions that affect the wellbeing and success of the youth and communities they serve. This factsheet was developed by youth for youth, and summarizes the top five things students should know about their school board trustees.  
September 28, 2018
This guide was created by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS GUIDE:Not all civics classes will teach students about school board trustee elections, but students have the most to gain from having a great school board trustee.  Even though high school students may not be eligible to vote yet, they can still get involved in elections. This guide was developed for youth by youth, and outlines how students can support their communities to make informed decisions when casting their ballots for school board trustee.    
April 19, 2018
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!     1. What is the research about? This research examines the experience of Muslim youth in secular public schools. The guiding question was how Muslim youth are able to maintain their religious identity despite pressure to adhere to social norms of Canadian culture. The article draws from the experiences of Muslim students to show how they maintained their religious identities in the face of various challenges....
March 29, 2018
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!     1. What is the research about? In light of systemic discrimination, it has been argued that, to be successful academically, Black students need to be in a school environment that expects them to do well, and that provides sufficient support so that they can meet high expectations. This research uses these necessary elements – high expectations and sufficient support – as a starting point from which to examine...