school reform 101

Image: aafad 38/365 the name is lom… by lamont_cranston made available by a creative commons license on flickr. I just read an article by accident, on addressing the issue of racism in school, because I was looking for a different article in the March 2003 issue of Phi Delta Kappan. That one wasn’t available but…

a special place closes

Private Weston School closes after 90 years RYAN BERGEN, The Gazette Published: Friday, June 22, 2007 I worked at Weston for 5 years – almost 4 as their high school resource coordinator and teacher, and about 1.5 as a substitute teacher when I was back in school myself. It was a special place where everyone strived…

What good is education for girls?

Image: cute_faces by oceandesetoiles made available by a creative commons license on flickr What Good is Education For Girls? by Habiba Bouhamed Chaabouni Educating girls and women can bring enormous social, economic and political benefits to developing countries. Dr. Habiba Bouhammed Chabouni, a Tunisian doctor, researcher and For Women In Science Laureate, takes on the…

facing up to facebook

Over the past couple of weeks I have been hearing and reading about stories to do with facebook in (and out of) schools. At schools in Quebec and Ontario, students are being suspended for things that they are posting about their teachers and principals on facebook. These are the same kinds of things that students…