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Elementary teachers prepare for first phase of work-to-rule

Grade school teachers are set to begin a work-to-rule campaign as early as next week as the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) steps...

St. Jacobs PS gets top grades in list of township schools

St. Jacobs PS was the highest-ranked of the area’s school in the latest report card released this week by the Fraser Institute. With an overall...

Math continues to be the issue in province-wide testing of students

Ontario students as a whole are holding steady in tests of reading and writing, but continue to struggle with mathematics, the latest results from...

Local schools fare better in EQAO results

Standardized test scores in reading, writing and mathematics continue to be a problem provincially, but local schools are typically ahead of the curve, according...

View From Here – September 28, 2017

Doing the math on the three Rs is apparently particularly hard for Queen’s Park, the school boards and their staff.

Next round of testing will see EQAO go old-school, sticking with paper

After a cyber attack in October derailed its tests, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is reverting back to paper. Interim CEO Richard Jones...

EQAO test scores for Grade 9 students may lead to some program tweaks

Standardized testing results are in for Grade 9 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board, and high level passing rates are down. Both academic...

Elementary teachers begin their job action in region’s public schools

In a legal strike position since May 10, public elementary school teachers began what they’re calling an “administrative work to rule” on Monday. That means...
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New Horizons

Thirty-eight people attended the first session of New Horizons which was held on Thursday, January 9th at...

Record rainfall in the region

Unusual winter weather walloped local areas as well as Waterloo Region this past weekend, with record levels of...

Woolwich looks to add green projects as part of climate action plan

Planting trees remains Woolwich’s priority in rolling out a 0.5 per cent greening levy on property taxes again...

One-day strike to close region’s Catholic schools on Tuesday

Catholic schools across the region will be closed Tuesday as the union representing their teachers looks to get...

Talk of affordable housing is just that while growth continues

Woolwich councillors aren’t wrong when they say there’s a lack of housing options, particularly affordable ones, in the...

Downed planes are collateral damage

One of the main causes of death for airline passengers in recent decades is being shot down by...