The game that started almost 100 years ago on the streets of Barbados, with courts drawn out on tar or cement and vines or chalk used to mark boundaries, is now making its way into the classrooms of the York Region District School Board.
The Conversation: Are ‘top scholar’ students really so remarkable — or are teachers inflating their grades?
Professor and Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, Carl E. James, writes about a recent Toronto Star investigation into grade inflation and whether it's holding top students back and setting others up to fail. James analyzed top scholar media coverage, STEM study, and teacher-student relations to understand this upward trend.
Carl E. James, the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora in the Faculty of Education at York University, weighs in on a discussion on racist undertones in the everyday language we use, particularly in the automotive industry. James says words are not neutral, and that the meanings they convey and people's reactions to them should be attended to.
Annette Henry, a professor of language and literacy education at the University of British Columbia, knows Black students in Canada feel...
In the media: 'Young, Gifted and Black': Dalhousie prof works to show Black students they're not alone
A national project led by Black researchers designed to get more Black youth interested in post-secondary education has joined forces with Dalhousie University to offer three different summer programs.
A first-of-its-kind national database tracking the lived experiences and unique challenges of Black youth as they navigate the university world will be unveiled later this year, with far-reaching implications for researchers and students alike.
Funds laid out in the federal government’s spring budget will guarantee long-term support for research and other initiatives at York University that create pathways to education for Black youth and future Black scholars.
The system for granting federal research funding in Canada fails to give Black scientists the support they need to optimize their work, professors and researchers say. Not providing that stability for researchers may result in a brain drain to other countries, says Lawrence Goodridge, who has worked in the U.S. and Canada. He said one common criterion for determining who gets grant funding in Canada is if a candidate demonstrates leadership or has received grants before.