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Education Reporter — Globe and Mail
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Education reporter at The Globe and Mail (calphonso@globeandmail.com), mom of 2, juggler.

No more desks. No more chairs. No more students’ empty stares: Can a different approach help struggling kids focus at school?

theglobeandmail.com — Every morning, the children sit in a circle on a blue carpet in the middle of the classroom, passing a talking stick and fielding a question from their teacher, Shivonne Lewis-Young: How are you feeling? "I feel kinda normal," says one. "I feel hungry," says another, leaving to get a snack from a nutrition box in the corner .
Jan 29, 2016

No more desks. No more chairs. No more students’ empty stares: Can a different approach help struggling kids focus? theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/n…

Jan 30, 2016

RT @calphonso: No more desks. No more chairs. No more students’ empty stares: Can a different approach help struggling kids focus? theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/n…

Jan 30, 2016

Bean bags. Soft lighting. Yoga. Check out how one classroom is changing the way kids learn theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/n… pic.twitter.com/tVazGSznIg

Jan 30, 2016

RT @Penalosa_G: No more desks & chairs. Can bean bag chairs, yoga, exercise bikes help kids at school? theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/n… https://t.co…

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Upper Canada College announces incoming principal

theglobeandmail.com — The new head of Upper Canada College, an all-boys private school in Toronto, is returning home to Canada. The school announced on Friday that Samuel McKinney, who is the deputy headmaster and head of the senior school at St. Peter's College in Adelaide, South Australia, will replace Jim Power.

Future of new sports field at Toronto high school under threat

theglobeandmail.com — The fate of a recreational facility at a Toronto high school is in jeopardy after the private developer building it says he is being unfairly targeted by the city and the school board. Construction of a new sports field and a seasonal dome at Central Technical School, near Bathurst and Harbord Streets, was moving ahead after almost two years of legal wranglings and numerous roadblocks.

Report on Rehtaeh Parsons suicide says her absence from school was missed red flag

theglobeandmail.com — Rehtaeh Parsons's extended absences should have acted as a red flag for schools that the teen was suffering from emotional and mental distress and needed help, say two respected educators charged with reviewing how the Halifax school board handled her case.
Oct 09, 2015

@malesurvivor72 Here's a news story about that report, which did not lay any blame. It only made recommendations. theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Teachers’ pay should be based on performance, not years worked: report

theglobeandmail.com — Teachers should receive pay increases based on their classroom performance and student feedback, not years in the profession, according to a new report commissioned by a group representing Canada's largest employers. The report from the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) says the current teacher compensation model is ineffective, and that its recommendations could improve the quality of classroom instruction.
Dec 30, 2014

RT @globe_education: Top 10 Education stories of 2014: No. 10 - Teacher pay should be based on performance not years, by @calphonso ow.ly/GB9S2

TDSB’s Donna Quan to provide contract to new chair

theglobeandmail.com — The top-ranking staffer of the Toronto District School Board will release her employment contract to the board's newly appointed chair by Monday. Chair Shaun Chen told trustees late on Thursday that education director Donna Quan will provide him with a copy of her contract, as well as those of two of her predecessors, by Dec.

Former chair says she failed in last-ditch bid to see contract of director

theglobeandmail.com — In her final hours as chair of the Toronto District School Board, Mari Rutka sent an e-mail to trustees: Despite repeated efforts, she writes, she failed to obtain a copy of the employment contract for the board's top-ranking staffer, leaving confusion swirling over how much education director Donna Quan is paid.
Dec 04, 2014

#TDSB director stonewalls former chair but is willing to share contract with new chair. Why the change? m.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/d…

Shaun Chen elected as new chair of Toronto District School Board

theglobeandmail.com — The new chair of the Toronto District School Board has promised the board will be more open after months of secrecy and infighting that prompted Premier Kathleen Wynne's government to step in. A new board of trustees elected Shaun Chen, a Phd student in social justice education, as chair Monday evening by a secret ballot.
Dec 02, 2014

Shaun Chen elected as new chair of Toronto District School Board tgam.ca/EGgU via @globeandmail BB10 app

Behind the bitter tensions at the Toronto school board

theglobeandmail.com — Vidyia Rego's career as chief financial officer of the Toronto District School Board ended abruptly after she raised alarm bells about a program that runs summer camps for children in inner-city neighbourhoods.
Nov 29, 2014

Behind the bitter tensions at the Toronto school board tgam.ca/EGdl via @globeandmail BB10 app. #topoli

Jul 10, 2015

@goldsbie And the Toronto Life story backs up the story @calphonso and I wrote last November: tgam.ca/EGdl

Outgoing TDSB chair welcomes provincial probe into structure of board

theglobeandmail.com — The outgoing chair of the Toronto District School Board says she's encouraged that a provincial probe will fix the problems plaguing the institution. Mari Rutka, who lost her seat in the recent municipal elections, met with Education Minister Liz Sandals on Wednesday, after she asked the province to intervene.
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Feb 05, 2016

SFU apologizes for ‘inappropriate, sexist’ National Sweater Day video globalnews.ca/news/2497056/s…

Feb 04, 2016

RT @jembradshaw: Essential reading: Margo Goodhand, the Edmonton Journal's recently-ousted editor, takes us inside a #Postmedia daily thewalrus.ca/above-the-fold/

Feb 04, 2016

@parismeilleur Always one kid that has his head turned, shows no interest, eh.


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