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OPSBA Awards – ET Fall 2014

The Ontario Public School Boards' Association offers six annual awards to recognize outstanding contributions to public education by individuals across Ontario. The Award of Merit in Memory of Dr. Harry Paikin recognizes excellent service to public education from an...

Book Review – ET Fall 2014

Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students Review by Melanie Tait In 2012, the Accepting Schools Act (Bill 13) was proclaimed in Ontario and, accordingly, amendments were made to the Education Act. In addition to other requirements, the legislation obliges boards to...

Presidents Message – ET Fall 2014

A Moment in Time... Last June, I dropped in on a reunion of classmates from my grade 8 graduating class (1973). I attended General Crerar Public School in Scarborough, which was only a few minutes from my home. In fact, I always joked I could wait for the bell to...

Education Today: Fall, 2014

This site features selected articles written by staff of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association, and are copyright OPSBA. Copyright on articles by freelance writers remains with the author. Departments President's Message Book Review OPSBA Awards Across the...

Across the Boards – ET Spring 2015

Upper Grand DSB Critical Thinking Initiative A new pilot project to help students build their critical thinking skills got under way in September in several Upper Grand DSB schools. Headed by University of Toronto psychology professor Dr. Christopher DiCarlo, author...

Book Review – ET Spring 2015

Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your LifeBy Ken RobinsonAs reviewer Suzanne Bowness notes, this follow up to Ken Robinson's 2009 The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything gives readers a hands-on approach to...

Presidents Message – ET Spring 2015

Trustees—Not in It for the Pay! Heartfelt congratulations to all trustees as you start out on your 2014-18 term of office. No other elected officials are so focused in their mandate nor so unequivocal about the singular, though comprehensive, calling to make a...

Education Today: Spring, 2015

This site features selected articles written by staff of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association, and are copyright OPSBA. Copyright on articles by freelance writers remains with the author. Departments President's Message Book Review Across the Boards Feature...

Education Today Summer 2015 Highlights

Departments Legal ViewSchool Closures: Some Common Questions Answered By Michael Hines, Hicks Morley LLP Student VoiceStudent Engagement 101 for the Adult World By Jesse Waugh Jesse Waugh, a student trustee for the Toronto District School Board and president of the...

Weblinks – ET Summer 2015

From Ontario Schools: A Crossroads for International Students (page 22) Canadian Association of Public Schools - International (CAPS-I) www.caps-i.ca International Education Strategy Ontario Association of School Districts International (OASDI) www.oasdi.ca Martin...

Across the Boards – ET Summer 2015

New Tattoos for Bluewater District School Board School In February, the student community council at Northport Elementary School unveiled winning designs in an internal competition to create tattoos for the school. Sophia Hestera's design was chosen for the K to grade...

Book Review – ET Summer 2015

Uplifting Leadership:  How Organizations, Teams, and Communities Raise Performance Review by Melanie Tait If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. - St. Thomas Aquinas Uplifting Leadership: How Organizations,...

Education Today: Summer, 2015

This site features selected articles written by staff of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association, and are copyright OPSBA. Copyright on articles by freelance writers remains with the author. Departments President's Message Book Review Across the Boards Weblinks...

Weblinks ET – Fall 2015

Well Aware Series Supports Mental Health Issues http://www.pearsoncanadaschool.com A new series of Canadian children's books has been released that tackles issues of mental health and wellness. Written for students in grades 4 through 8, the titles in the Well Aware...

Education Today Fall 2015 Highlights

DepartmentsLegal ViewMichael Hines, partner in the Ontario law firm Hicks Morley LLP, discusses some notable changes in the new Pupil Accommodation Guideline (2015).FeaturesCover Story:OPSBA's First Nation Trustees CouncilCorrecting the MythsBy Jennifer LewingtonFor...

Education Today

OPSBA Awards – ET Fall 2014

The Ontario Public School Boards' Association offers six annual awards to recognize outstanding contributions to public education by individuals across Ontario. The Award of Merit in Memory of Dr. Harry Paikin recognizes excellent service to public education from an...

Book Review – ET Fall 2014

Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students Review by Melanie Tait In 2012, the Accepting Schools Act (Bill 13) was proclaimed in Ontario and, accordingly, amendments were made to the Education Act. In addition to other requirements, the legislation obliges boards to...

Presidents Message – ET Fall 2014

A Moment in Time... Last June, I dropped in on a reunion of classmates from my grade 8 graduating class (1973). I attended General Crerar Public School in Scarborough, which was only a few minutes from my home. In fact, I always joked I could wait for the bell to...

Education Today: Fall, 2014

This site features selected articles written by staff of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association, and are copyright OPSBA. Copyright on articles by freelance writers remains with the author. Departments President's Message Book Review OPSBA Awards Across the...

Across the Boards – ET Spring 2015

Upper Grand DSB Critical Thinking Initiative A new pilot project to help students build their critical thinking skills got under way in September in several Upper Grand DSB schools. Headed by University of Toronto psychology professor Dr. Christopher DiCarlo, author...

Book Review – ET Spring 2015

Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your LifeBy Ken RobinsonAs reviewer Suzanne Bowness notes, this follow up to Ken Robinson's 2009 The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything gives readers a hands-on approach to...

Presidents Message – ET Spring 2015

Trustees—Not in It for the Pay! Heartfelt congratulations to all trustees as you start out on your 2014-18 term of office. No other elected officials are so focused in their mandate nor so unequivocal about the singular, though comprehensive, calling to make a...

Education Today: Spring, 2015

This site features selected articles written by staff of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association, and are copyright OPSBA. Copyright on articles by freelance writers remains with the author. Departments President's Message Book Review Across the Boards Feature...

Education Today Summer 2015 Highlights

Departments Legal ViewSchool Closures: Some Common Questions Answered By Michael Hines, Hicks Morley LLP Student VoiceStudent Engagement 101 for the Adult World By Jesse Waugh Jesse Waugh, a student trustee for the Toronto District School Board and president of the...

Weblinks – ET Summer 2015

From Ontario Schools: A Crossroads for International Students (page 22) Canadian Association of Public Schools - International (CAPS-I) www.caps-i.ca International Education Strategy Ontario Association of School Districts International (OASDI) www.oasdi.ca Martin...

Across the Boards – ET Summer 2015

New Tattoos for Bluewater District School Board School In February, the student community council at Northport Elementary School unveiled winning designs in an internal competition to create tattoos for the school. Sophia Hestera's design was chosen for the K to grade...

Book Review – ET Summer 2015

Uplifting Leadership:  How Organizations, Teams, and Communities Raise Performance Review by Melanie Tait If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. - St. Thomas Aquinas Uplifting Leadership: How Organizations,...

Education Today: Summer, 2015

This site features selected articles written by staff of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association, and are copyright OPSBA. Copyright on articles by freelance writers remains with the author. Departments President's Message Book Review Across the Boards Weblinks...

Weblinks ET – Fall 2015

Well Aware Series Supports Mental Health Issues http://www.pearsoncanadaschool.com A new series of Canadian children's books has been released that tackles issues of mental health and wellness. Written for students in grades 4 through 8, the titles in the Well Aware...

Education Today Fall 2015 Highlights

DepartmentsLegal ViewMichael Hines, partner in the Ontario law firm Hicks Morley LLP, discusses some notable changes in the new Pupil Accommodation Guideline (2015).FeaturesCover Story:OPSBA's First Nation Trustees CouncilCorrecting the MythsBy Jennifer LewingtonFor...

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