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Kingston-area public school board releases video as students’ return to classes nears

Kingston-area public school board releases video as students’ return to classes nears

Parents are getting an early look at what the school experience will look like when students return to classes next month. The Limestone District School Board has posted a video on its website, walking parents through the new COVID-19 “pandemic protocols” both inside and outside the classroom. Read more: Limestone District School Board sets out COVID-19 plans for back to school Whether it’s elementary or secondary school, the video gives an overview of how the board plans to keep students and staff safe when school resumes. Director of Education Krishna Burra narrates. “We know the school year will look […]

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Coronavirus: Accessibility advocate calls on Ford government to provide support for special needs students

Coronavirus: Accessibility advocate calls on Ford government to provide support for special needs students

A Toronto-based accessibility advocate is calling on the Ontario government for a comprehensive plan to remove barriers that online learning creates for students with disabilities. “We’ve been calling on the government to show leadership. Whether it’s the crisis in nursing homes or the crisis facing students with disabilities, it’s the recurring failure to lead,” said David Lepofsky of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Alliance. On Tuesday, the Ford government announced schools across the province will remain closed for in-person learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, Education Minister Stephen Lecce, acknowledging that families of students with […]

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Okanagan student wins gold at national website design competition

Okanagan student wins gold at national website design competition

An Okanagan student topped the field this week at a national website design competition. Aidan Eglin, a Grade 11 student at Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong, competed in the technology division at the Skills Canada event in Halifax. His website entry on a maritime seafood restaurant was judged the best of all the national competitors. WATCH BELOW (Aired Dec. 21, 2019): Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum 1:56 Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum “We don’t know yet how the judges scored, but my observations were that Aidan completed the tests in […]

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