Efforts to address anti-Black racism in schools must involve shifting the curriculum and the approaches of teachers and other staff, advocates say, and principals and administrators should be encouraging the move as a response to a crisis.
The premier of Ontario, where schools have been closed since early to mid April, laid out the facts he is considering on whether to reopen them in June or wait until September and asked for our advice.
Life is already tough for Toronto’s elementary students, who have been learning virtually since the city’s schools closed in early April. It may get even tougher for those in the Catholic system, where teachers will work-to-rule starting on Tuesday.
An orthodox Jewish religious school in north Toronto has filed a legal challenge against the provincial government’s COVID-19 lockdown measures and city additions, arguing they fail to account for its unique needs and obligations.
A group of young Asian Canadian women, seeing few role models who looked like them in politics or academia, met online at this year’s virtual Daughter of the Vote event and have since joined forces to raise their voices.
Jessica Strachan changed her mind halfway through responding to a judge’s question in the final case, but her underdog team from Humberside Collegiate Institute still won the argument and the national championship at last month’s virtual Ethics Bowl.
Waterloo started taking COVID-19 vaccine bookings for children as young as 12 on Tuesday as Ontario’s provincial government shifts focus from big-city hot-spot neighbourhoods where adolescents who are not also essential workers have been left out until at least July.
Catholic school boards across Ontario are wrestling with the question of whether and how to celebrate 2SLGBTQ+ pride within a religion that still sees gay people as suffering their identity, making some critics again question their public funding.