It wasn’t that way in 1973 when Phyllis Webstad attended a residential school near the Dog Creek Reserve in Williams Lake, B.C. The six-year-old’s grandmother had bought her a shiny, new orange shirt for her first day of school, and like all children, she was excited to wear new clothes to school. “When I got to the Mission, they stripped me and took away my clothes, including the orange shirt. I never wore it again,” Webstad said in a news release this week.
The days of downplaying students’ provincial test results are over. With dismal math scores in the provincial Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) testing, Chris Samis, superintendent of program and special education at the Simcoe County District School Board, is pulling no punches after reviewing this year’s results. “I don’t believe we can blame the students,” Samis said. “The same students are doing well in literacy. “It goes back to us offering better math instruction,” he said.
The food-for-deep-thought mindset of a group of seniors after attending a series of lectures encouraged them to create Barrie’s own series called Third Age Barrie three years ago. “Six of us had a brainwave,” Pat Mansfield said Tuesday. “We were all going to Toronto and Ryerson University for various things and thought we should do a speaker series here.”That was in 2014.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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