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OPSBA in the Media

OPSBA in the Media – October 2021

Free menstrual products coming to Ontario schools, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announcesThe Toronto Star - Oct. 8, 2021Some six million menstrual products will be provided free of charge annually to Ontario schools as part of a three-year program announced Friday...

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, 2020 Eight 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 OPSBA The Bengali Times, Sep. 28, 2020 Toronto, 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...

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 – July 2020

OPSBA Media Releases Survey finds some Ontario parents planning to keep children home from school in September CTV News, Jul. 16, 2020 TORONTO -- Ontario's back to school plans could be complicated by a new poll that suggests more than ten per cent of parents would...

OPSBA in the Media – June 2020

OPSBA Media Releases Ontario asks school boards to prepare for three scenarios in back-to-school plan The Globe and Mail, Jun. 19, 2020 Ontario students could see different back-to-school approaches this fall, depending on where they live and how prevalent COVID-19 is...

OPSBA in the Media – May 2020

OPSBA Media Releases OPSBA signs deal with secondary school teachers, education workers Sudbury.com, May 23, 2020 The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) has signed a three-year contract with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation for both...

OPSBA in the Media

OPSBA in the Media – October 2021

Free menstrual products coming to Ontario schools, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announcesThe Toronto Star - Oct. 8, 2021Some six million menstrual products will be provided free of charge annually to Ontario schools as part of a three-year program announced Friday...

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, 2020 Eight 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 OPSBA The Bengali Times, Sep. 28, 2020 Toronto, 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...

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 – July 2020

OPSBA Media Releases Survey finds some Ontario parents planning to keep children home from school in September CTV News, Jul. 16, 2020 TORONTO -- Ontario's back to school plans could be complicated by a new poll that suggests more than ten per cent of parents would...

OPSBA in the Media – June 2020

OPSBA Media Releases Ontario asks school boards to prepare for three scenarios in back-to-school plan The Globe and Mail, Jun. 19, 2020 Ontario students could see different back-to-school approaches this fall, depending on where they live and how prevalent COVID-19 is...

OPSBA in the Media – May 2020

OPSBA Media Releases OPSBA signs deal with secondary school teachers, education workers Sudbury.com, May 23, 2020 The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) has signed a three-year contract with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation for both...

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