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I've been lax in sharing posts from the blog here during January. Here's the most recent one.
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Musings on Wynne's choice.
With Kathleen Wynne's swearing in scheduled for Feb. 11, I haven't seen too much chatter on her choices for cabinet, other than some backing away from the cabinet table. With only 10 MPPs who supporte...
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A review of the education platforms of Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidates.
A place to learn from and contribute to education reporting, particularly JK-12 education, in Canada and within the province of Ontario. About · What I've been reading · People like me · Ontario FDK. ...
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My thoughts on the year that was.
As I noted at the end of my summative post for 2011, bargaining would be a huge issue in 2012 and as the year unfolded that proved to be true. It wasn't an exceedingly difficult prediction to make -- ...
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On McGuinty's legacy.
After the surprise move by Premier Dalton McGuinty Monday, I've been left wondering as someone who's interest in education has come to fruition in years dominated by his mandate, what McGuinty's legac...
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Thoughts on bargaining in Ontario.
What a fascinating week in labour relations for the K-12 educational sector in Ontario. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement between the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECT...
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Some changes ahead
This space has, unfortunately, become what I increasingly referred to as my "oft-neglected" education blog over the past year. There are no excuses other than neglect and a lack of drive for why this is only the fourth post of the year to this space. I've not made the time for it and there was ...
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The +Ontario PC Party released a policy paper. I read it.
The paper came out with some aplomb by the party as it rolls out various policy papers on different issues to build the foundation for any pending electoral campaign. You can read it for yourself here...
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Aiming for some more considered commentary on this issue.
I'm taking an opportunity to flush out the position I have when it comes to the sick-day issue. While I've often expressed it in bursts of 140 characters, it deserves more space than that. Why? Obviou...
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Pondering voluntary activities that are limited to only select volunteers.
As the fallout from Bill 115 continues across Ontario, I've had this conversation a number of times with colleagues and friends. It's time to reconsider how extracurricular activities are offered in o...
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On "B-memos"
In addition to being balanced, budgets must be financially sustainable over the longer term. This means local bargaining outcomes must align with the provincial funding framework. Concluding local bar...
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Two posts in 24 hours? That's a record for recent months. :)
After all the time I've spent monitoring and reporting on this beat, I can't help but continue to be surprised by how every community re-invents the wheel when it comes to the question of scho...
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A place to learn from and contribute to education reporting, particularly JK-12 education, in Canada.
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I am a reporter currently in between jobs. I have won a Canadian Community Newspaper Award for retelling the story of Winterbourne School, opened in the 19th century and closed in 2003. In addition, I have placed second in the U.S.-based National Education Writers' Association awards for "The ABCs of the EQAO," a five-part series on standardized testing. During the 2010-11 academic year, I was the Gordon N. Fisher Canadian Journalism Fellow at Massey College / University of Toronto, where I had the opportunity to audit several courses at OISE and visit schools in Germany and Finland. I aspire to be among the best education reporters in Canada.