Category Archives: Education – Primary and Secondary

Hero, Demon; Pardon of The Scandalized

In relation to Michael Francis Fallon, the English Catholic Bishop who wanted to keep the French “in their place”, in terms of restrictions on French language education in Ontario. Issue once again of the dysfunction of the involvement of religious … Continue reading

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Regulation 17

Was reading La Rotonde, University of Ottawa student newspaper. Interview by Charley Dutil with Sébatien Pierroz, editor and journalist at TFO–Télévision Française de l’Ontario. Focus of the interview was on community newspapers, though a response to the first question raised … Continue reading

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Such Thing

From Brynna Leslie, “No such thing as gifted students anymore“, Ottawa Community News, August 31, 2017: ..a new book out of the United Kingdom goes a long way to support the notion that early gifted programs may be a wash. … Continue reading

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Kenora Transfer

What is a reverse tuition agreement? Where a First Nation provides funds to a board for on-reserve students attending board schools, and a board provides funds to the same First Nation for board pupils attending the First Nation school, an … Continue reading

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Ever It

Further to recounting his primary school experiences in relation to bullying, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: Have you read Stephen King’s It? It’s my favourite of his works. A monster lives under the town and every 30-some years it … Continue reading

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Where the heart

Gets taken, through the abandonment of schools, in particular, as well as other public infrastructure: Where the renewal could be keeping the school as an educational institution, while using other elements of the facility for other community purposes. All this … Continue reading

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The Gift(ed)

Came across the views of psychologist Joan Freeman, via Annalisa Barbieri “Young, gifted and likely to suffer for it“. The Guardian, October 9, 2010: She is keen to lay to rest another stereotype: that gifted children are tortured, unable to … Continue reading

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