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Should the entrance age be higher to allow for age appropriate placement? Are students too young to grasp the concepts being taught?
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Education in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


‡ Includes primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education.

Education in Canada is for the most part provided publicly, funded and overseen by federal, provincial, and local governments.[citation needed] Education is within provincial jurisdiction and the curriculum is overseen by the province.[17] Education in Canada is generally divided into primary education, followed by secondary education and post-secondary. Within the provinces under the ministry of education, there are district school boards administering the educational programs.[18] Education is compulsory up to the age of 16 in every province in Canada, except for Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick, where the compulsory age is 18, or as soon as a high school diploma has been achieved. In some provinces early leaving exemptions can be granted under certain circumstances at 14. Canada generally has 190 (180 in Quebec) school days in the year, officially starting from September (after Labour Day) to the end of June (usually the last Friday of the month, except in Quebec when it is just before June 24 – the provincial holiday).

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Althoough it is from Wikipedia, it offers a very good chart of grade level/age level for all of Canada. A good starting point.

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How young is too young for school? - The Real Supermum

How young is too young for school? - The Real Supermum | Too young for school. | Scoop.it
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Start school at the proper age. It is absolutely necessary for this to be done properly.

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Is Your Child Ready For School?

Is Your Child Ready For School? | Too young for school. | Scoop.it
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Educators and parents must begin to seriously consider raising the entrance age for school for all children. Are children entering school a year or two too early? I believe for some, they are.

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Parents of kids born later in year face tough decision

Parents of kids born later in year face tough decision | Too young for school. | Scoop.it
With studies showing the highest ADHD diagnosis rates for the youngest pupils in a class, many parents of children born later in the year are faced with a tough decision
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Children with learning differences an dlearning disabilities most certainly benefit from beginning school when their cognitive skills are able to accept the skills being taught. Entering school at an early age is adding unnecessarry  difficulties when they could be avoided.

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Children are sent to school too young in the UK

Children are sent to school too young in the UK | Too young for school. | Scoop.it
Deborah Orr: Special educational needs affect all ability levels. As other European models show, many children may be suited to less prescriptive learning – and a later start
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The trend to send children to school before they are cognitively, socially, and develpmentally ready is growing. Are we doing what is best for the student or what is easiest for the parent(s)?

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