Toronto District School Board Confirms No Fall Report Cards

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Parents

Parent/teacher interviews will also not be held.

Wynne Distressed By Schools Vandalized In Protest Of Sex-Ed Curriculum

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Politics

The Ontario premier says vandalism is not civil protest.

A TDSB School Asked My Autistic Student Not to Attend Graduation

Dana Ben Halim | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Parents
Dana Ben Halim

I walked up to the principal and said: "I am Priya's caregiver and I know this is none of my business (or so I've been informed), however I want you to know that what's happening here this morning is wrong. This student was asked not to attend this graduation -- don't you find that a bit discriminatory? She has the right to be here just as everyone yet you're asking her not to attend school until 10:30 when it's over?" She looked at me firmly and said: "I call it setting up kids for success. And if you're that upset talk to the dad."

Why Was My Queer Children's Book Too Radical For Kindergarteners?

Catherine Hernandez | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Parents
Catherine Hernandez

This past May, I was excited as heck when the book was finally published and printed, in my hands and ready to show the world. Only -- not everyone in the world wanted to see it, and most certainly not the school within my district. At Charlottetown Junior Public School, I approached my daughter's former kindergarten teacher about doing a reading to her students. Shortly after, I was told by the teacher that the VP said "not now" citing that the timing would likely create a backlash due to the introduction of Ontario's new progressive sex education curriculum.

As a Teacher, I'm Not Sorry Your Kids Won't Be Getting Their Report Cards

Cayla Hochberg | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Cayla Hochberg

We teachers have nothing to be sorry about. Despite what the government and school boards say, it's not our fault. It's not our doing. And it's certainly not our choice. Please don't tell me it's because we're asking for more money. Because we're not. Or that we're asking for better benefits. Because we're not. Or even that we're asking for more sick days. Because we're not. The only things we're asking is for is the freedom to use our knowledge as professionals to give your child the best education possible.

Toronto District School Board Understands Your Zayn Malik Pain

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada

The internet imploded yesterday when One Direction member Zayn Mailk announced he was leaving the quintet. Millions of tweets about Malik and One D...

The TDSB Wants to Move My Kids to a New School, and I'm Rallying

The Purple Fig | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

Recently, parents at Garden Ave Public School in Toronto got a shock -- we were told that our kids would potentially be forced to move to another school just over 1km away, with the TDSB saying they think that distance is not "too far" for JK kids to walk. The school is gorgeous and big but desperately under-populated. Our school is small and hidden and nearly at capacity. Needless to say, we've rallied.

Learning to Be Wrong

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Living
Marni Soupcoff

Elementary-level math involves failure. It has to. You can have kids show their work all you like; there are still going to be right and wrong answers. Which is fine. Unless you happen to be raising a generation of young people who are so unused to being told they've erred that the prospect of being wrong stresses them out completely.

Let The Scrutiny Begin

CBC | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Politics

The University of Toronto is investigating allegations that Chris Spence, who quit as director of education for the Toronto District School Board in t...

An Africentric School Will Teach the Community Too

Anthony Morgan | Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Politics
Anthony Morgan

There are many misconceptions about black Canadians and where they "belong." For this reason, I am a strong supporter of the Toronto District School Board's (TDSB) decision to open an Africentric high school for this coming September. What better institution than our public schools to dispel the widely held misconceptions that black people are inherently violent, criminal, loud, aggressive, hyper-sexed, unintelligent and lazy?

School Bans Balls

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 11.17.2011 | Canada

Correction: The spelling of St. Catharine's, Ontario was incorrect, that error has now been fixed. Toronto's Earl Beatty Public School took an extr...

Valley Park Middle School or Valley Park Muslim School?

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada
Supriya Dwivedi

Toronto's Valley Park Middle School is allowing certain students a get out of jail -- I mean school -- free card, under the guise of the protection of religious freedoms. However, in a pluralistic society, such as Canada, no religion has a place in a secular school during class time, plain and simple.