Education Today Summer 2015 Highlights



Legal View
School Closures: Some Common Questions Answered

By Michael Hines, Hicks Morley LLP

Student Voice
Student Engagement 101 for the Adult World

By Jesse Waugh

Jesse Waugh, a student trustee for the Toronto District School Board and president of the public board council for the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association, discusses how to really encourage young people to become positive agents in their communities.


Pan Am Games Fever Spreading across Ontario Schools

By Sharon Aschaiek

Ontario students are excited about 2015 Pan American/ Parapan American Games opening soon in Ontario. Author Sharon Aschaiek visits several classrooms to report on how students are preparing for this event. 

Can You Hear Me Now? The Art of Effective Consultation

By Jennifer Lewington

Clear and open communication between school boards and their communities can help to ease the strain when difficult decisions are necessary. Journalist Jennifer Lewington explores what works and what doesn’t.

Ontario Schools: A Crossroads for International Students

By Saul Chernos

Canada, and Ontario, have welcomed international students for decades. Journalist Saul Chernos highlights what our education system offers these students.

Career Lessons Learned Around a Board Table

By Kim Arnott

Author Kim Arnott speaks with some career politicians to talk about the valuable skills they honed as school board trustees.

Summer Learning

By Sapna Goel

Experts agree that children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds can be more at risk for summer learning loss than others might be. Author Sapna Goel showcases a summer program at the Lakehead District School Board that supports summer learning for students.​