OPSBA in the Media – April 2021

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Will Ontario kids go back to school in person this year? Nobody knows.
Ottawa Citizen, Apr. 28, 2021
Ontario 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.

Hope wanes that Ontario students will return to in-class learning before the end of the school year
The Globe and Mail, Apr. 26, 2021
The head of Canada’s largest pediatric hospital believes children in Ontario shouldn’t return to the classroom until educators have received at least one dose of the vaccine and there is low community spread – conditions that would likely mean remote learning for the remaining two months of the academic year.

Hamilton school board, union urge province to vaccinate educators
Hamilton Spectator, Apr. 5, 2021
Hamilton’s public board and the union representing its high school teachers have joined a chorus of voices urging the province to prioritize teacher vaccination against COVID-19.
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The Saturday Debate: Should Ontario move to more online learning permanently?
Toronto Star, Apr. 3, 2021
It would be a mistake not to learn from the experiences of online learning during the pandemic so we can become better at it and so we are prepared for the next pandemic, writes educator Catherine Little.
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