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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.

Former TDSB head to release novel covering race, gender and sexual orientation

theglobeandmail.com — Chris Spence, the disgraced former director of the Toronto District School Board, has embarked on a new venture: writing novels. Dr. Spence will celebrate the release of SnowBall at a book launch in Toronto on Saturday. The story is inspired by Jason Collins, the National Basketball Association player who revealed he was gay, Dr. Spence said.
Feb 10, 2016

Former TDSB head, who resigned amid plagiarism allegations, to release novel theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/f…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @globeandmail: Former TDSB head to release novel covering race, gender and sexual orientation trib.al/Sk6mFbx via @GlobeToronto

Student files human-rights complaint against Catholic high school, board

theglobeandmail.com — When Claudia Sorgini asked to be excused from religious courses and liturgies at her Catholic high school in Ontario, she was taken aback by the response: She would also be excluded from a variety of non-academic activities and assemblies, including a mental-health awareness assembly, the graduation-preparation assembly and an honour-roll breakfast.
Feb 08, 2016

Student files human-rights complaint against Catholic high school, board theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/s…

Feb 09, 2016

Should students be granted an exemption from religious classes and programs in Catholic high schools? theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/s… #onted

Feb 09, 2016

RT @calphonso: Should students be granted an exemption from religious classes and programs in Catholic high schools? theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/s… #onted

Toronto school boards taking steps to welcome all refugee children

theglobeandmail.com — Close to 100 Syrian child refugees, temporarily living at a Toronto hotel, waved goodbye to their parents Monday morning, climbed onto four buses and attended school for the first time in years.
Feb 08, 2016

Toronto school boards taking steps to welcome govt-sponsored Syrian refugee children theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/t…

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…

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Feb 10, 2016

RT @globeandmail: Former TDSB head to release novel covering race, gender and sexual orientation trib.al/Sk6mFbx via @GlobeToronto

Feb 10, 2016

Son brought home a snowball in his backpack. It's the gift that kept on ... melting.

Feb 10, 2016

Former TDSB head, who resigned amid plagiarism allegations, to release novel theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/f…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @jembradshaw: Hey look at that: @jeffreybgray is heading back to our Toronto city hall bureau - a place he knows well. #cdnmedia

Feb 10, 2016

ICYMI: Student files human-rights complaint against Ontario Catholic high school, board and trustees' group fw.to/69eDlyD #onted

Feb 10, 2016

RT @PamelaPaulNYT: Cue the queues: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD PARTS I & II TO BE PUBLISHED AT 12:01 A.M. ON 7/31/16

Feb 09, 2016

Should students be granted an exemption from religious classes and programs in Catholic high schools? theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/s… #onted

Feb 08, 2016

Student files human-rights complaint against Catholic high school, board theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/s…


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