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Peel school board calls for suspension of EQAO testing after 'worrying' math results

The public school board for Brampton and Mississauga is asking Ontario’s education ministry to temporarily stop administering standardized testing while the program goes under review. 460 more words


Brampton gym teacher facing additional sex charges: police

A Brampton high school teacher who was charged earlier this month over an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student is facing new charges.

Peel Regional Police said Tuesday that Richard Knill, a gym teacher at Turner Fenton Secondary School, was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual exploitation. 314 more words


Brampton high school teacher arrested for alleged relationship with student

Peel Regional Police have arrested a 53-year-old gym teacher employed at a Brampton high school for having a relationship with a 17-year-old female student.

Investigators say they were contacted by the Peel District School Board (PDSB) on June 12th and made aware of the inappropriate tie between a consenting student and teacher at Turner Fenton Secondary School near Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue. 220 more words


After receiving death threats, imam vows to fight extremism, and opens up about his own brush with it

MISSISSAUGA — The photo emailed to Ibrahim Hindy showed five men hanging by their necks. “Islamic wind chimes,” the email read. Around the same time, a message arrived calling his mosque “one of many satan safe houses that need to be burned to the ground.” 1,349 more words


Ontario imam threatened with death, burning of mosque over Muslim student support

A Mississauga, Ont. imam says he’s received threats against his life and a message calling for the burning of a mosque where he practices amid rising religious tensions at the… 885 more words


Well, it’s not day 100 yet (that happens on April 29), but as I wrap up my blog on President Trump’s first 100 days in office, there is more than enough evidence to suggest that his behavior during the election campaign has continued into his presidency, and not in a positive way. 796 more words


Chris Selley: Hate religion in public schools? Yell at your MPP, not your school board

Even by the standards of pear-shaped school board meetings, last Wednesday’s in Peel Region seems to have been a doozie. The local board has been grappling with opposition to Friday Muslim prayers being held in some of its schools — or trying to, at a series of raucous meetings featuring all manner of spittle-flecked anti-Islam invective from various usual suspects. 761 more words

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