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Childhood is a time of constant learning, both formal and informal.

This section of Progress explores the educational achievements of children and youth by examining indicators such as school-readiness, feelings about school, homework, parental aspirations for their children’s education, and their involvement in children's schools.

Of course, not all children experience school in the same way. There are notable regional, gender, and ethnic differences. For example, more parents of girls than boys say their child is doing very well in school, and immigrant and visible minority youth have higher educational aspirations than Canadian-born youth. And while more Aboriginal youth are completing high school, the education gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth continues to widen.

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