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Education Ticker: Cuts to university funding in Manitoba; 16-years-old and 23 languages

The best of the web on education from kindergarten to postsecondary, as chosen by Globe and Mail education editor Simona Chiose.

Manitoba reduces university funding

The latest province to pass the pain of tight budgets to universities is Manitoba. Postsecondary institutions in the province are now expecting only a 2.5 per cent rise in their funding for next year; they had planned for double that increase.

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Sixteen-year-old can speak 23 languages

A 16-year-old New Yorker shows off the 23 languages he can speak, including French and Farsi. He started off by learning Hebrew to keep up with Israeli dance music.

Shakespeare's hard days as a teacher

Historians in the south of England are claiming that Shakespeare worked as a teacher in the area between 1589 and 1592. If so, his work day was not particularly arduous; the school had a maximum of about 12 students.

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Postsecondary Education Reporter

Simona Chiose covers postsecondary education for The Globe and Mail. She was previously the paper’s Education Editor, coordinating coverage of all aspects of education, from kindergarten to college and university. She has a PhD in political science from the University of Toronto. More


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