OPSBA in the Media – November 2018

2018 11/16 | Connects Page, OPSBA in the Media

Cities urged to put more distance between pot shops and schools
Kristen Rushowy, The Star, Nov. 19, 2018
It’s not that far — maybe a dozen houses, or the length of a city block.

With the possibility of cannabis stores setting up shop just 150 metres away from a school — under rules announced by the province last week — municipalities are now being urged to put some more distance between the two.

TLDSB Teaching Social Skills to Students With Autism Using a Robot
Phil McCabe, My Muskoka Now, Nov. 15, 2018
The school board is using technology to try and teach social skills to children with autism.

Elementary schools in the Trillium Lakelands District School Board are getting involved in a pilot project using a robot named Milo. Milo was created by the company Robokind, and he is designed to help children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder learn how to pick up on facial expressions and tone of voice.
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