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Liberals: Disruption of education due to ‘lack of leadership’ by Ford, Lecce

Hard capped classes of 20, increased access to special education and mental health professionals, and a promise to match the over $500 million that’s already been invested by the federal government to improve school ventilation — these were the top promises made by Ontario Liberal Leader Steven del Duca laid

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Unicorn helps Ontario schools be inclusive of gender diversity

A unicorn named Gegi is now helping Ontario public and Catholic schools welcome gender diversity. Gegi.ca is the creation of Queen’s University researcher, Dr. Lee Airton, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education, and Dr. Kyle Kirkup, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) at

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March Break delayed until April 12

The Ontario government has announced that this year’s March Break will be delayed. “In support of our collective efforts to keep schools safe, we are postponing March break until April 12-16, 2021,” said a statement from Minister of Education Stephen Lecce. “This decision was made with the best advice of

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Ontario government details additional pandemic funding for schools

The Ontario Government has announced an additional $381 million for Ontario schools through the federal Safe Return to Class Fund. According to a statement from the office of Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings, Lennox & Addington, the funding will be used to continue to improve air quality and ventilation in

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Dr. Moore updates City Council on healthcare capacity, COVID-19 vaccines and more

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore addressed City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 to provide an update on COVID-19 in the area. He said Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is working with Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) to plan the distribution of the Moderna

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Letter: Thank you to LDSB for consistent masking approach

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Director Burra and Trustees, I wanted to take a few moments to thank all Trustees, student Trustees, Director Burra and Senior Staff at Limestone District School Board (LDSB) for

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ETFO President says teachers nervous about school reopening

The President of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) local branch says teachers are apprehensive heading into the school year during a pandemic. She also called Premier Doug Ford’s message to teachers unions yesterday ’insulting.’ “It’s time for teachers to step up,” Ford told the media on Thursday, Aug.

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Catholic teachers to take province-wide strike action on January 21

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21. This means teachers in publicly funded Catholic district school boards across Ontario will not be reporting to work or performing any of

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Showtime on the elementary school stage

  It’s that time of year again when, families will gather into school gyms, and sit on those plastic chairs that are pulled out from underneath a dark and dingy storage caddy, to watch the youngest of their family perform on stage. It’s elementary school play season. For the last

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