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Outspoken former MPP Dave Cooke of Windsor named for education quality position

Former MPP Dave Cooke of Windsor has been named the new chair of the province’s Education Quality and Accountability Office.

“He will oversee the work of the agency,” said Bruce Rodrigues, CEO of EQAO. 547 more words

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Public loses when trustees stay silent, says former education minister

Trustees are the “accountability link” between school boards and the community, says former Ontario education minister Dave Cooke. If they aren’t prepared to speak to the media, which represents the public, it reinforces the idea that they don’t understand their role, he adds. 502 more words

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Battle brewing over $6.5-million east Windsor pool proposal

A fight is brewing at city hall over the idea of adding a $6.5-million pool to the WFCU Centre in Windsor’s east end.

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Few Windsor schools accessing money to engage parents (With video)

Windsor schools are getting fewer funds than many boards across Ontario for parent engagement programs that are crucial in a region with low literacy levels and high unemployment, say education advocates. 1,026 more words

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The Star's View: Standardized testing is good for kids

Elementary teachers met in Windsor earlier this month to debate the merits of EQAO testing and, as expected, few were enthusiastic about having to administer the test. 428 more words

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Volunteers sought to help decide location for new hospital

Volunteers are being sought to help make one of the region’s most important-ever health care decisions — the location for the new state-of-the-art acute care hospital. 455 more words

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