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OPSBA in the Media

OPSBA in the Media – January 2022

Ontario students, staff to each get two rapid tests after schools restart in-personCanadian Press - January 12, 2022TORONTO — Students and staff in Ontario schools will each eventually get two rapid tests to use if they develop COVID-19 symptoms, but won't be notified...

OPSBA in the Media – December 2021

Ontario pushes back start of school to Jan. 5, cuts COVID isolation period to five days, limits PCR testingThe Toronto Star - Dec. 30, 2021Ontarians who are vaccinated but develop COVID-19 symptoms will now isolate for five days instead of 10 — one of a slew of...

OPSBA in the Media – November 2021

Ontario school boards can return to regular semester models in FebruaryCBC Radio, Ottawa Morning - Nov. 22, 2021After teachers and students voiced their concerns about the modified semester model - Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that students and teachers...

OPSBA in the Media – October 2021

Push to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations in schools grows with approval for 5-11 year old kids expected by the end of the yearCTV News Ottawa - Oct. 30, 2021While Canada is likely still several weeks away from rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine for kids between 5 and 11,...

OPSBA in the Media – September 2021

What to know about our first National Day for Truth and ReconciliationThe London Free Press - Sep. 29, 2021Thursday marks Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to remember the more than 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children who were...

OPSBA in the Media – August 2021

Survey For Parents with Kids Returning To SchoolGoNorthumberland.ca - Aug. 25, 2021The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is offering a survey in conjunction with the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). This is in regards to Ontario’s elementary...

OPSBA in the Media – July 2021

Masks on, schools told for September as long-awaited provincial guidance unveiledThe Toronto Star - Aug. 3, 2021Back to school this fall for Ontario’s two million students isn’t quite back to normal, but there will be fewer COVID-19 restrictions than the 2020-21...

OPSBA in the Media – June 2021

UGDSB director of education receives Fred L. Bartlett Memorial AwardThe Wellington Advertiser - Jun. 23, 2021GUELPH – The Upper Grand District School Board’s (UGDSB) director of education Martha Rogers has been named the recipient of the Fred L. Bartlett Memorial...

OPSBA in the Media – May 2021

Ontario’s school reopening plans will be revealed ‘in the next day or two,’ Doug Ford saysThe Toronto Star - May 31, 2021Premier Doug Ford says a decision about whether to allow students and teachers to resume in-person classes for the last month of school will soon...

OPSBA in the Media – April 2021

Will Ontario kids go back to school in person this year? Nobody knows.Ottawa Citizen, Apr. 28, 2021Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce says he wants the province’s elementary and secondary students to go back to school in person as soon as possible.More ... Hope...

OPSBA in the Media – March 2021

Hamilton school board chairs cool to province’s permanent online learning planHamilton News, Mar. 31, 2021The chair of Hamilton’s Catholic school board says he has “deep, deep concerns” about the province’s proposal to make online and remote learning permanent options...

OPSBA in the Media – February 2021

Teachers, education unions criticize Ford government's move to delay March breakCBC News, Feb. 12, 2021Some teachers and education unions are criticizing the Ford government's decision to delay March break this year as part of its effort to slow the spread of the...

OPSBA in the Media – January 2021

Request by PECI student Rhianna Harris gains traction with HPEDSB trusteesThe Picton Gazette, Jan. 27, 2021Following the request of a PECI student in October, the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) members approved recommendations to encourage...

OPSBA in the Media – December 2020

Ontario curriculum, textbooks outdated in many subject areas, auditor general finds The Toronto Star, Dec. 7, 2020 Ontario students are learning from outdated lessons and old textbooks — with curriculum in English, science and even computer studies created more than a...

OPSBA in the Media – November 2020

COVID testing to begin in schools in Toronto, Peel, York, Ottawa The Toronto Star, Nov. 26, 2020 The provincial government will start asymptomatic testing of students and staff in Toronto, Peel, York and Ottawa in a move that could shed some light on the spread...

OPSBA in the Media – October 2020

Then & Now: Ever wondered about the people local public schools are named for?sudbury.com, Oct. 22, 2020Eight Rainbow Board elementary schools in Greater Sudbury are named after community leaders. Their names, branded on bricks and mortar and children's teams...

OPSBA in the Media – September 2020

Cathy Abraham Re-elected President of OPSBAThe Bengali Times, Sep. 28, 2020Toronto, September 28, 2020 - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Cathy Abraham has been re-elected President for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school...

OPSBA in the Media – August 2020

It’s time to properly invest in public education The Toronto Star, Aug. 30, 2020 As a longtime school board trustee and two-term president of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how we ensure our students will...

OPSBA in the Media

OPSBA in the Media – January 2022

Ontario students, staff to each get two rapid tests after schools restart in-personCanadian Press - January 12, 2022TORONTO — Students and staff in Ontario schools will each eventually get two rapid tests to use if they develop COVID-19 symptoms, but won't be notified...

OPSBA in the Media – December 2021

Ontario pushes back start of school to Jan. 5, cuts COVID isolation period to five days, limits PCR testingThe Toronto Star - Dec. 30, 2021Ontarians who are vaccinated but develop COVID-19 symptoms will now isolate for five days instead of 10 — one of a slew of...

OPSBA in the Media – November 2021

Ontario school boards can return to regular semester models in FebruaryCBC Radio, Ottawa Morning - Nov. 22, 2021After teachers and students voiced their concerns about the modified semester model - Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that students and teachers...

OPSBA in the Media – October 2021

Push to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations in schools grows with approval for 5-11 year old kids expected by the end of the yearCTV News Ottawa - Oct. 30, 2021While Canada is likely still several weeks away from rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine for kids between 5 and 11,...

OPSBA in the Media – September 2021

What to know about our first National Day for Truth and ReconciliationThe London Free Press - Sep. 29, 2021Thursday marks Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to remember the more than 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children who were...

OPSBA in the Media – August 2021

Survey For Parents with Kids Returning To SchoolGoNorthumberland.ca - Aug. 25, 2021The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is offering a survey in conjunction with the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). This is in regards to Ontario’s elementary...

OPSBA in the Media – July 2021

Masks on, schools told for September as long-awaited provincial guidance unveiledThe Toronto Star - Aug. 3, 2021Back to school this fall for Ontario’s two million students isn’t quite back to normal, but there will be fewer COVID-19 restrictions than the 2020-21...

OPSBA in the Media – June 2021

UGDSB director of education receives Fred L. Bartlett Memorial AwardThe Wellington Advertiser - Jun. 23, 2021GUELPH – The Upper Grand District School Board’s (UGDSB) director of education Martha Rogers has been named the recipient of the Fred L. Bartlett Memorial...

OPSBA in the Media – May 2021

Ontario’s school reopening plans will be revealed ‘in the next day or two,’ Doug Ford saysThe Toronto Star - May 31, 2021Premier Doug Ford says a decision about whether to allow students and teachers to resume in-person classes for the last month of school will soon...

OPSBA in the Media – April 2021

Will Ontario kids go back to school in person this year? Nobody knows.Ottawa Citizen, Apr. 28, 2021Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce says he wants the province’s elementary and secondary students to go back to school in person as soon as possible.More ... Hope...

OPSBA in the Media – March 2021

Hamilton school board chairs cool to province’s permanent online learning planHamilton News, Mar. 31, 2021The chair of Hamilton’s Catholic school board says he has “deep, deep concerns” about the province’s proposal to make online and remote learning permanent options...

OPSBA in the Media – February 2021

Teachers, education unions criticize Ford government's move to delay March breakCBC News, Feb. 12, 2021Some teachers and education unions are criticizing the Ford government's decision to delay March break this year as part of its effort to slow the spread of the...

OPSBA in the Media – January 2021

Request by PECI student Rhianna Harris gains traction with HPEDSB trusteesThe Picton Gazette, Jan. 27, 2021Following the request of a PECI student in October, the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) members approved recommendations to encourage...

OPSBA in the Media – December 2020

Ontario curriculum, textbooks outdated in many subject areas, auditor general finds The Toronto Star, Dec. 7, 2020 Ontario students are learning from outdated lessons and old textbooks — with curriculum in English, science and even computer studies created more than a...

OPSBA in the Media – November 2020

COVID testing to begin in schools in Toronto, Peel, York, Ottawa The Toronto Star, Nov. 26, 2020 The provincial government will start asymptomatic testing of students and staff in Toronto, Peel, York and Ottawa in a move that could shed some light on the spread...

OPSBA in the Media – October 2020

Then & Now: Ever wondered about the people local public schools are named for?sudbury.com, Oct. 22, 2020Eight Rainbow Board elementary schools in Greater Sudbury are named after community leaders. Their names, branded on bricks and mortar and children's teams...

OPSBA in the Media – September 2020

Cathy Abraham Re-elected President of OPSBAThe Bengali Times, Sep. 28, 2020Toronto, September 28, 2020 - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Cathy Abraham has been re-elected President for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school...

OPSBA in the Media – August 2020

It’s time to properly invest in public education The Toronto Star, Aug. 30, 2020 As a longtime school board trustee and two-term president of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how we ensure our students will...

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