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Earlier this week, in response the parent and staff concerns, Earl Grey Senior Public School in The Toronto District School Board banned cell phones from class. This closely follows a similar move by Herring Cove Junior High School in Nova Scotia. At least, that was the media story. In fact, the so-called ban was really just providing a […]

A principal is not simply another educator. They are also a teacher’s immediate supervisor and as such, are responsible for all that entails. How free is a teacher to openly disagree with a curriculum related suggestion from a principal? Do they really want to oppose someone who affects their lives in so many ways?

Does class size matter or not? Yes and no. A different way of understanding the effect of class size on learning may help us design a more effective way of managing class size and maximizing learning.

Schools are not effective all the time, because perfection is a theoretical concept, not a realistic expectation. When schools don’t meet all the needs of a student, without minimizing this, it’s also important to remember that there are many other students successfully learning under those same conditions.

On a recent day, when neighbouring school boards closed schools because of cold weather, Southwest Cincinnati schools opened earlier and stayed open later. In fact, the school day was about 4 hours longer than normal. Why? As  a service to parents and families who had to go to work and had a much longer morning […]

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