Rachel Mendleson Raising Young Einsteins Analysis

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Rachel Mendleson 's report in the August 15th issue titled, "Raising Young Einsteins," highlights Youth Science Canada 's Smarter Science framework and Program Director Mike Newnham 's work to engage Ontario teachers in its use - as well as photos from Canada-Wide Science Fair 2011. Framing the challenge, Mendleson notes that: "Though neither well defined nor understood, innovation is widely believed to directly influence a company’s (and country’s) bottom line. And yet, when it comes to instilling this trait in our youth, the evidence suggests that Canada’s on a slow slide to mediocrity.... Despite maintaining stable, above-average scores, Canada’s relative ranking on the OECD’s prestigious Programme for International Student Assessment,

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