Academic motivation: why do we persevere?

Although the theme of school perseverance is well documented, the École branchée wanted to take a new look by taking into account the current situation and by dealing with the determinants associated with school in particular.

School dropout: the situation in Quebec is improving

From November 4 to 6, more than 1,500 people took part in the 3rd edition of the Great Meetings on School Perseverance, which was held in Montreal. During the conference, the general manager of the Réussite Montréal Network, Andrée Mayer-Périard, gave us an update on the situation.

An international conference focuses on re-enrolling 16-20 year-olds on November 1 and 2 at UQAM

(Press release, UQAM) - Young people aged 16-20 who are going back to school need support to succeed where they have failed before. This will be one of the strong ideas discussed at an international conference to be held at UQAM on November 1 and 2.

OECD solutions against dropping out

A plea for greater equity to counter dropping out was recently published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Fight against dropping out: understanding the reality of disadvantaged students

“Despite all of these efforts, dropping out remains such a bitter scourge. […] A plague that often attacks poor children, ”writes the former school commissioner and psychologist Robert Cadotte in his essay entitled Letter to Teachers launched last week.

"Virtual space for parents" to fight against dropping out

(Press release) The Order of Guidance Counselors of Quebec (OCCOQ) recently launched “The Virtual Space for Parents”, a brand new site specially designed to clearly and concretely respond to concerns des parents, an initiative with which the Federation of Quebec Parents Committees (FCPQ) has joined.

Dropout: generate mobilization through social media

The Mobilys Foundation proposes to mobilize businesses and citizens via social media to fight against dropping out. The Minister of Education, Line Beauchamp, granted him this week 1.5 million $ over three years to carry out his mission.

Reading and writing for boys' success

The graduation rate for boys at 17 was 49.1 % compared to 62.2 % for girls. To remedy the situation, the Federation of Teaching Unions and the Federation of Education Professionals of Quebec believe that it is necessary to focus on reading and writing. The main difficulties for students with learning disabilities are 90 % reading and writing, they argue.

The alarming dropout rate for Aboriginal people in Quebec: CD Howe Institute

TORONTO, April 28 / CNW / - The poverty of Quebec's Indigenous population is extreme, and the deep divide between the education level of Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people is the main cause, according to a report from the CD Howe Institute.

Laptops to counter stall at CS Eastern Townships

In 2003, the Eastern Townships School Board made a bet to improve the success of its students through technology. Eight years and 5,600 laptops later, the initiative has paid off.