by Peter Tabuns
on March 27, 2013
We all want our schools to get back to normal, whether we’re parents, students, teachers or just interested in education.
The best way for that to happen is for the government and teachers to sit down and negotiate. It’s worked in the past, and if it’s done in an open and honest...(More)
by Nicole Witkowski
on February 6, 2013
Not all public high school students have let their teachers’ dispute with the province stand in the way of their extracurricular activities.
When students at North Toronto Collegiate discovered that their school’s newspaper Graffiti was being shut down they decided to take matters...(More)
by Perry King
on December 14, 2012
On the first day of tryouts for Northern Secondary School’s senior boys’ hockey in November, Brian Gaw was upfront with his squad, noting that labour strife could hobble their season.
And now, with the work-to-rule action by Ontario high school teachers, the Red Knights’ hockey...(More)
by Lori Connor
on December 14, 2012
Students at Georges Vanier Secondary School angered over the decision by teachers to withdraw from extracurricular activities to protest Bill 115, took to the streets themselves to vent their frustration.
“We feel that we’re pawns in the middle of this chess game between the union...(More)
by Tristan Carter
on June 13, 2012
Some Toronto District School Board sports teams could be looking for coaches come September due to teacher layoffs.
The board has been exploring cuts to its operating budget to address a multi-million dollar shortfall caused partly by a reduction in provincial grants, according to Ward...(More)
by Agnes Ramos
on May 30, 2011
A frustrated teacher once considered writing on a student’s evaluation that she had called in sick just to avoid having to deal with the student in question.
She knew that was wrong, but that frustration led her to the Internet where she posted numerous rude and offensive comments...(More)
by Brian Baker
on January 13, 2011
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A retired teacher looked at me and rued the self-entitlement of some students when it comes to...(More)
by Sharon Ko
on December 2, 2010
If you think your class production of Hamlet only accounts for your much-anticipated A+ in drama class, think again.
Throw in hard work and a passionate teacher at the helm, and your school play may later garner national attention and a coveted Governor General award.
by Jessica Vitullo
on May 19, 2010
They teach at schools just blocks apart, but Rosemary Paniccia and Claudine Tyrell had never met.
Not until May 5, when both were honoured with Ontario’s New Teacher of the Year awards.
Paniccia, in her third year of teaching at Notre Dame High School, and Tyrell, a...(More)