Education Today Fall 2015 Highlights



Legal View

Michael Hines, partner in the Ontario law firm Hicks Morley LLP, discusses some notable changes in the new Pupil Accommodation Guideline (2015).


Cover Story:
OPSBA’s First Nation Trustees Council
Correcting the Myths

By Jennifer Lewington

For over a decade, OPSBA’s First Nation Trustees Council has been an important advocate for the education of First Nations students in Ontario. Author Jennifer Lewington speaks with members of the council who share their insights and aspirations.

Civic Boosters

By Stuart Foxman

Stuart Foxman speaks with municipal councillors and public school board trustees about how a natural relationship between these two groups can be fostered to better address the needs of children’s education.

Ontario’s New Health and Physical Education Curriculum

By John Schofield

In September 2015, amid longstanding and heated debate, Ontario released an updated Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes a controversial sex education component. John Schofield writes on how this curriculum compares to those from other Canadian provinces.

The Challenges of Success

By Kim Arnott

French Immersion programs have become overwhelmingly popular in some Ontario jurisdictions. Journalist Kim Arnott reports on how school boards are using different strategies to manage this growth.

Shining a Spotlight on the Skilled Trades

By Sharon Aschaiek

Ontario public school boards are providing creative methods for promoting skilled trades to students. And, as author Sharon Aschaiek has discovered, it’s not just about high school any more.