OPSBA in the Media, October 2017

2017 10/12 | Connects Page, OPSBA in the Media

Peterborough-area public school board supports move to suspend EQAO testing this school year
Lance Anderson, Durham Region News, Oct. 30, 2017
PETERBOROUGH — The local public school board has joined the Peel District School Board in an attempt to suspend EQAO testing for this school year.

TDSB trustees want marijuana sales kept away from schools
Andrea Gordon, The Star, Oct. 19, 2017
Trustees at the Toronto District School Board want a say on the location of shops that sell marijuana to make sure they’re “as far away from schools as possible.”

Solution for school bus driver shortage so far eluding Hamilton boards
Carmela Fragomeni, Hamilton Spectator, Oct. 19, 2017
School board officials are still trying to find a solution to the bus driver shortage causing continued late student pickups and drop-offs.

OPSBA Media Release, Trustees head back to class for Local Government Week, Oct. 16, 2017

Long time Algoma District School Board Trustee and Chair wins prestigious award
Saultonline.com, Oct. 15, 2017
The Algoma District School Board (ADSB) is proud to announce that former ADSB Trustee and Chair Wanda McQueen has been chosen by the Ontario Public School Board Association (OPSBA) as the 2017 recipient of the Bernardine Yackman Memorial Award.  The Bernardine Yackman Memorial Award is awarded annually to an active or retired trustee of a member board of the Association for his or her outstanding contribution to education, with special recognition for Northern Ontario service.
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Give math strategy time: Hunter
Brian Kelly, Sault Star, Oct. 13, 2017
Ontario’s Renewed Math Strategy adds up to what will help students struggling to perform at the provincial standard, says Education Minister Mitzie Hunter …

Peel Board wants province to cancel EQAO tests this year
Andrea Gordon, The Star, Oct. 11, 2017
Trustees at Peel District School Board are asking the Ministry of Education to suspend EQAO tests for all students this year in the wake of its plans to review curriculum and how pupils are assessed.