Category: Education Matters

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Un alt an se încheie fără participare in persoana la evenimente

Article by Priscilla Pajdo — Translation and Video: Cristiana Petrescu
[Photo in Video Background: TECT President Julie Altomare-DiNunzio and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce]

TORONTO – A început invinuirea. Pentru mii de elevi de scoala elementara și gimnaziu din întreaga provincie, această săptămână este ultima săptămână de școală „completă”. (more…)

Education Matters English Featured Opinion Politics

Hating Catholics and Italians – Lecce’s Formula for Political Advancement

Article by The Hon. Joe Volpe — Video: CMNNG Staff

TORONTO – “Che vergogna!” How disgusting; how embarrassing; how disrespectful; how shameful – take your pick of the translation. That was the response of one writer on our editorial board when we looked at the TCDSB Assistive Technology Website, Connections and Conversations Team’s agenda for Tuesday’s meeting. (more…)

Education Matters

Ontario Supporting 2SLGBTQI+ Students Province Taking Action to Combat Homophobia and Promote Inclusion

TORONTO — The Ontario government is partnering with community organizations to better support Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex (2SLGBTQI+) students and their families. Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, made the announcement as part of the province’s ongoing efforts to promote an education system that upholds and champions human rights and equity for all students. In addition, the government is working to strengthen school board accountability given trustees’ important role in the public education system. (more…)

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Școlile in ruina au nevoie de 16,8 miliarde de dolari

Article by Mariella Policheni — Translation and Video: Cristiana Petrescu

TORONTO – Restanța intervențiilor structurale în școlile din Ontario, de la preluarea mandatului de către guvernul Ford, a crescut cu un miliard de dolari până la 16,8 miliarde. Acestea sunt informațiile dezvăluite de ministrul educației, Stephen Lecce. „ (more…)

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Crossfire on Lecce, now the minister is in danger

Article by Francesco Veronesi — Video and Translation: CNMNG Staff

The controversy about schools in Ontario does not go out. Twenty-four hours after the provincial government’s decision to continue with distance learning – until the end of this school year – it has set the political climate on fire, provoking accusations and poisons during the last parliamentary session in Queen’s Park before the summer break. (more…)

Education Matters English Ontario

School’s chaos, premier Ford could cut minister Lecce in the next shuffle

TORONTO – The controversy over schools in Ontario is not going away. Twenty-four hours after the provincial government’s decision to continue remote teaching until the end of this school year, it has infused the political climate, provoking accusations and poisons during the last parliamentary session in Queen’s Park before the summer break. But not only that. (more…)

Education Matters News Brief Podcasts & Videos Portuguese

Ford, escolas fechadas até setembro

article by Mariella Policheni, translation and video by Luis Aparicio

Doug Ford parece inflexível. As escolas vão permanecer fechadas até ao outono. Isso é o que fontes revelaram à CTV News Toronto: membros do comité de planeamento e prioridades do governo reuniram na segunda-feira e decidiram não permitir a reabertura das escolas nas últimas semanas do ano letivo, mesmo numa base regional. (more…)

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Unanimous Supreme Court bombshell decision in the “flag debate”

article by Joe Volpe

TORONTO – The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) would seem to have laid down the ground rules for any discussion on the legitimacy of Catholic schools in Ontario’s “public education systems”.  A unanimous decision, rendered May 21, 2021, essentially reaffirms that secular courts have no business in the affairs of religious organizations.

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Education Matters Podcasts & Videos Portuguese

Regresso às aulas, médicos a favor, mas Ford hesita

article by Mariella Policheni, translation and video by Luis Aparicio

As escolas podem reabrir em segurança a nível regional, não havendo risco de anular o progresso feito pela província na redução da propagação do vírus durante a terceira vaga. Isso é o que diz a Mesa Consultiva Científica da COVID-19 do Ontário. (more…)

Education Matters English Faith & Religion Opinion Politics

Unanimous Supreme Court bombshell decision in the “flag debate”

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) would seem to have laid down the ground rules for any discussion on the legitimacy of Catholic schools in Ontario’s “public education systems”. In a unanimous decision, rendered May 21, 2021, it essentially said secular courts have no business in the affairs of religious organizations. (more…)

Editorials Education Matters English Opinion

“Equity advisors” turned hate mongers erode and destroy systems and rights

You may have noticed that schools are closed. Children (that is the legal definition for people under the age of 18) are “studying remotely”, if at all. Distance learning is all the rage. Contagion, vaccination, “herd immunity” have displaced math, science, technical know-how, development of social skills, and critical thinking. (more…)

Bengali Education Matters

কোভিড-১৯ পরবর্তী শিক্ষা কার্যক্রমে গুরুত্বারোপ করেছে গবেষণাপত্র

টরন্টো, মে ২৭: অন্টারিও প্রাদেশিক শিক্ষা মন্ত্রণালয়ের নির্দেশনায় টরন্টো ডিস্ট্রিক্ট স্কুল বোর্ড (টিডিএসবি) যখন চলতি বছর সেপ্টেম্বর থেকে শারীরিক উপস্থিতিতে ক্লাস শুরুর উদ্যোগ গ্রহণ করেছে, ঠিক তখন আজ অন্টারিও পাবলিক স্কুল বোর্ডস অ্যাসোসিয়েশন (ওপিএসবিএ) ‘ট্রান্সিশনিং ফ্রম দ্য কোভিড-১৯ স্কুল এক্সপেরিয়েন্স’ অর্থাৎ ‘কোভিড-১৯ পরবর্তী স্কুল অভিজ্ঞতা’ শিরোনামে এক গবেষণাপত্র প্রকাশ করেছে, যেখানে এই মহামারির দুটো গুরুত্বপূর্ণ অভিজ্ঞতার উপর আলোকপাত করা হয়েছে। (more…)

Education Matters English

Discussion paper identifies crucial educational transition from the COVID-19

Toronto, May 27: As the Toronto District Education Board (TDSB) under the guidance from the Ontario Provincial Education Ministry to resume physical classes from September this year, today the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) has released a new Discussion Paper, Transitioning from the COVID-19 School Experience, which reveals two compelling realities that must be addressed following the COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)

Education Matters News Brief Podcasts & Videos Romanian

Înapoi la școală, presiuni asupra guvernului

article by Mariella Policheni, translation and video by Cristiana Petrescu 

 TORONTO – În timp ce tam tam-ul părinților, pediatrilor, psihologilor și Spitalului pentru Copii Bolnavi care solicită guvernului redeschiderea imediată a școlilor devine din ce în ce mai presant, ministrul Sănătății Elliott a rupt tăcerea spunând că „este posibil ca guvernul sa opteze pentru o abordare regională ”. (more…)

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TCDSB management from bad to worse

Who in the heck is running this place?

TORONTO – As organizations, Catholic school boards have a specific Constitutional role to play in Canadian society. The one in Toronto seems to be obsessed with things sexual, be they substantive issues like curricula or symbolic ones like flag-waving. (more…)

Education Matters Podcasts & Videos Portuguese

TDSB: ensino virtual ou presencial, famílias têm até meados de agosto para decidir

Por Mariella Policheni – Video: Luis Aparicio

No seguimento da decisão do governo do Ontário de permitir que para o ano letivo de 2021-2022 as famílias escolham entre o ensino presencial e o ensino à distância, o Conselho Escolar do Distrito de Toronto (TDSB) informou os pais que a decisão não precisará de ser tomada antes do meio do mês de Agosto. (more…)

Bengali Education Matters

টিডিএসবি সেপ্টেম্বরে শারীরিক উপস্থিতিতে ক্লাসের পরিকল্পনা করছে

টরন্টো, মে ২০: আসছে সেপ্টেম্বরে টরন্টো ডিস্ট্রিক্ট স্কুল বোর্ড (টিডিএসবি) কিভাবে তাদের শিক্ষা কার্যক্রম পরিচালনা করবে, সে বিষয়ে ইতিমধ্যে বার্তা পাঠাতে শুরু করেছে। তারই সর্বশেষ একটি আজ পাঠিয়েছে, যাতে শিক্ষার্থীরাসহ স্টাফ ও অভিভাবকদের কৌতুহলোদ্দীপক প্রশ্ন সংক্রান্ত বিষয়ে সবিশেষ আলোকপাত করেছে। (more…)

Education Matters English Featured News Brief

TCDSB and Cardinal headed for another clash

TORONTO – A survey on gender and sexual orientation will be conducted among grade 9 school children at all Catholic schools in Toronto. This is what was proposed during the last meeting of the board. The Archdiocese did not like the proposal and ruled against it. Criticisms were also drawn from Teresa Pierre of the ” Parents as First Educators ” association. “While collecting student data can provide useful information, caution is needed on how this collection is carried out. Catholic schools must refrain from asking children about their sexual identity and orientation.  This is a practice that could confuse children; it raises privacy issues and concerns about parental involvement ”.

In the next edition of Corriere Canadese, we will publish a complete report on the matter.

Education Matters Featured Italian News Brief

Sondaggio su gender e orientamento sessuale, no dell’Arcidiocesi

TORONTO – Un sondaggio su gender e orientamento sessuale da proporre ai ragazzi del grado 9 delle scuole cattoliche di Toronto. È quanto è stato proposto nell’ultimo meeting del provveditorato. La proposta non è piaciuta all’Arcidiocesi, che si è pronunciata contro. Critiche anche da Teresa Pierre dell’associazione ’’Parents as First Educators’’.  “Mentre raccogliere dati sugli studenti può fornire informazioni utili, serve cautela riguardo come questa raccolta viene fatta. Le scuole cattoliche si astengono dal richiedere risposte dai bambini sulla loro identità sessuale e sul loro orientamento. Il solo chiedere costituisce un insegnamento che può confondere i bambini, pone problemi sulla privacy e preoccupazioni sul coinvolgimento dei genitori’’.  

Nella prossima edizione del Corriere Canadese pubblicheremo un servizio completo sulla controversa vicenda.

Education Matters Turkish

İzinsiz giris yapanlara ne yapacağız? Onları dışarı atmak makul

Translation & Video: Betul Sarikaya

Toronto Katolik Bölge Okul Yönetim Kurulu (TCDSB) mütevelli heyeti, Kardinal’e “dikkatli dinlemesini” söylediğinde, bir reddedilme fırtınasiyla karsilastilar. Halk, dini ve yasal haklarının giriş seviyesi politikacılar tarafından gasp edilmesine itiraz ediyor gibi görünüyor. (more…)

Education Matters Opinion Portuguese

O que fazemos com os transgressores? Atirem-nos pela janela!

TORONTO – Quando os conselheiros/trustees do Conselho Escolar do Distrito Católico de Toronto (TCDSB) disseram ao Cardeal para “ir pregar a outra freguesia”, eles desencadearam uma tempestade de contestação, tanto  a nível local como além fronteiras.

O público parece objetar que os seus direitos religiosos e legais sejam usurpados por políticos principiantes.

Um blogueiro, no distante Texas, deu início a uma petição online, apelando à expulsão desses “intrusos”. (more…)

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Școala, un an de stres și puțin studiu

Autor – Mariella Policheni — Video: Cristiana Petrescu

TORONTO – Este timpul să facem un bilanț. Odată ce anul școlar 2020-2021 se apropie de sfârșit pe măsură ce studenții din Ontario urmează cursuri online, profesorii fac rezumatul unui an care va intra în istorie din cauza incertitudinilor, problemelor și liniilor directoare cauzate de pandemia Covid-19. Predarea la distanță alternând cu lecțiile față în față, școlile deschise și școlile închise din cauza răspândirii infecțiilor si a profesorilor și copiilor in carantina, acest an scolar care peste mai puțin de o lună va fi declarat oficial încheiat, cu siguranță nu a fost unul obisnuit. (more…)

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Escola, um ano de stress e poucos estudos

Por Mariella Policheni — Video: Luis Aparicio

É tempo de análise. Com o ano letivo de 2020-2021 a chegar ao fim, enquanto os alunos do Ontário estão a ter aulas online, os professores estão a examinar um ano caracterizado por incertezas, problemas e diretrizes causadas pela pandemia da Covid-19.

Ensino à distância alternado com aulas presenciais, escolas abertas e fechadas para a disseminação de infecções, auto-isolamento de professores e crianças: certamente não foi um ano de descanso e em pouco mais de um mês será oficialmente declarado concluído. (more…)

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What do we do with trespassers? Throw them out

TORONTO – When the trustees at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) told the Cardinal to “stick it in his ear” they touched off a firestorm of rejection, local and beyond. The public would seem to object to their religious and legal rights being usurped by entry-level politicos. A blogger from far-away Texas […] (more…)

Education Matters English Faith & Religion Featured Opinion

What do we do with trespassers? Throw them out

TORONTO – When the trustees at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) told the Cardinal to “stick it in his ear” they touched off a firestorm of rejection, local and beyond. The public would seem to object to their religious and legal rights being usurped by entry-level politicos. A blogger from far away Texas has initiated an online petition calling for the ouster of these “pretenders”. (more…)

Education Matters Podcasts & Videos Spanish

La escuela segundaria, año dividido en cuatro semestres

Artículo escrito por Mariella Policheni

El siguiente año escolar en las escuelas secundarias de Ontario, adoptaran la subdivisión en cuatro meses, como este ano. Esto es lo que dijo el portavoz de la escuela del distrito del consejo escolar de Toronto (TDSB) Ryan Bird. “El ministerio de educación ha ordenado a todas las juntas escolares, incluido el TDSB, a seguir un programa que enfatiza más posible división en grupos de estudiantes, lo que se traduce en el modelo trimestral -Bird le dijo a CP24: lo sabemos que eso no funciona para todos y continuamos explorando formas para mejorar el programa diario teniendo en cuenta la cantidad de minutos necesarios y todo ese tipo de cosas, pero por ahora estamos tratando de seguir la dirección del Ministerio Público de Educación. (more…)

Education Matters English

High schools, year divided into ‘quadmester’

The next school year in Ontario’s high schools will also be divided into ‘quadmester’. That’s what Toronto District School Board (TDSB) spokesman Ryan Bird said. “The Ministry of Education has ordered all school boards, including the TDSB, to follow a program that emphasizes as much as possible the division into groups of students, which translates into the “quadmester model” (more…)


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