Questions about learning with tech…a start

…technology integration in schools is not easy to achieve, no matter how much evidence we have that it can help learning. It’s also important to integrate technology appropriately, as critics are quick to point out that computers, besides being expensive, can harm young children who sit for hours in front of them instead of being…

Black-focused public school in Toronto by 2009…What do you think?

Toronto trustees vote in favour of black-focused schools cbc.ca -Tuesday, January 29, 2008 “A proposal to create Canada’s first black-focused public school was approved by Toronto District School Board trustees Tuesday night. They have recommended the creation of an alternative school that features a curriculum and teaching environment oriented around black history and culture. Some…

Should school boards be abolished?

[cross posted at LeaderTalk] Over the past few years I’ve been hearing people talk about the idea of abolishing school boards in Quebec. This past week it was in the news again: Dumont ready to bring down Quebec gov’t over school boards ADQ Leader Mario Dumont said Tuesday he’s willing to force a confidence vote…