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“TCDSB lays cover for questionable and contrarian behaviour against parents”

We publish a letter by Phil Hornak, a member of the TCDSB Parent Coouncils, which points out a series of issues that worry the families of students attending Catholic Schools in Toronto.

TORONTO – TCDSB staffing and contractors have been added and established to lay the cover deemed required in this less than genuine operation. The Parent Engagement Group, Integrity Commissioner and Social Media Group are excellent examples of these type of initiatives. Look and sound nice but facilitates what? How many parents are actually being reached by the schools or Board?  (more…)

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I trustees hanno già un mandato: lavorino!

TORONTO – Il nostro giornale segue e commenta le questioni emerse dalle vicende dei consigli per l’istruzione pubblica con un’attenzione e una frequenza che non hanno eguali in altre pubblicazioni. Non siamo immodesti. Le questioni politiche vanno e vengono ma il contesto etico e di competenze del futuro dei nostri figli è alla base di ogni società. Come genitori, non rinunciamo mai ai nostri obblighi nei confronti dei figli e affidiamo solo a malincuore le loro cure temporanee a coloro che sposano valori come i nostri… 

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TCDSB, chi difende i diritti dei cattolici?

TORONTO – La Confederazione canadese, come forma di governo, ha una caratteristica unica nella sua Costituzione o, volendo, il suo “statuto societario”. Ai sensi dell’articolo 93, attribuisce alle provincie la competenza esclusiva per l’istruzione pubblica. All’interno di quella sezione, fornisce ulteriori “diritti confessionali” esclusivi a determinati cittadini come protezione contro la tirannia della maggioranza in una società democratica… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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TCDSB, who defends the rights of Catholics?

TORONTO – The Canadian Confederation, as a form of government, has a unique feature in its Constitution, or “corporate by-laws”. Under section 93, it ascribes to the provinces the sole jurisdiction for education. Within that section, it provides further exclusive “denominational rights” to certain citizens as a protection against the tyranny of the majority in a democratic society.  (more…)

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Usare i bambini per falsa discriminazione contro i fiduciari studenteschi

TORONTO – Ecco un punto di discussione: i diritti e le garanzie costituzionali rimangono validi se qualcuno è “offeso” dalla loro esistenza? Alcuni “personaggi” sono offesi dal fatto che i cattolici abbiano diritti confessionali garantiti dal Constitution Act, 1982 (ex British North America Act, 1867), ri-applicati dalla Carta dei Diritti e sostenuti dal Codice dei Diritti Umani. In particolare, hanno diritto alle proprie scuole, dove i loro valori culturali/religiosi devono essere insegnati e dove devono prevalere… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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TCDSB, saúde infantil em risco “graças” às eleições

TORONTO – No meio mil incógnitas, as escolas no Ontário reabrem dentro de uma semana.  A incerteza sobre como será este ano lectivo, paira como um chapéu de chumbo que pesa sobre os pais, filhos, professores e funcionários da escola. Aulas online ou presenciais, que protocolos – ainda nada claros – seguir, vacinação, uma vaga de Covid, a quarta, a gerar ansiedade e agora também o problema das eleições federais.  (more…)

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TCDSB, salute dei bambini a rischio “grazie” alle elezioni

TORONTO – In mezzo a mille incognite tra una settimana in Ontario riaprono le scuole. L’incertezza su come sarà quest’anno scolastico è simile a una cappa di piombo e grava su genitori, ragazzi, insegnanti, personale scolastico. Lezioni online o in presenza, protocolli – ancora poco chiari – da seguire, vaccinazioni, un’ondata di Covid, la quarta, che genera ansia ed ora anche il problema elezioni federali… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Holy Cross Catholic Academy é reconhecida como uma IB World School

Article by  Priscilla Pajdo — Translation and Video: Luis Aparicio

Há uma notícia empolgante para os intelectuais da região de York. A Holy Cross Catholic Academy (CA) é agora reconhecida como uma IB World School autorizada para o International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Programa de Diploma de Bacharelato Internacional). (more…)

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Holy Cross Catholic Academy joins exclusive list as International Baccalaureate School

 

There is exciting news for intellectual minds in York Region. Holy Cross Catholic Academy (CA) is now recognized as an authorized IB World School for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

The Woodbridge high school joins an exclusive group of 5,500 institutions worldwide which deliver the IB programme. (more…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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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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…)

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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…)

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“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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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.


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