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What's your Grade 9 plan? Students, educators wrestle over high school streaming

For many Ontario students, the excitement of choosing Grade 9 courses for the upcoming school year is mixed with confusion over whether to take the academic or applied path. 1,237 more words

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Cardinal Carter high school in Leamington briefly kept under 'hold and secure' order

A “hold and secure” order was put in place at Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School in Leamington for about two hours on Friday because of a rumoured threat to a school with a similar name. 138 more words

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Public school board gets $21.76-million for new city school and childcare expansions

The Greater Essex County School Board announce Wednesday its received $21.76-million of funding to build a new school in the Forest Glade area and expand childcare programs in schools in Essex and Leamington. 368 more words

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Public school board director in line for pay hike under new provincial pay grid

According to a new Executive Compensation Program being developed for the province, Greater Essex County District School Board director Erin Kelly is significantly underpaid.

Kelly, who was listed as having made $207,445 on the Sunshine List released last spring, would be in line for a pay raise of at least $17,000 under the proposed pay grid for school boards. 586 more words

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Provincial Education Advisors' panel studying EQAO visits Windsor

Ideas ranging from minor tweaks to the complete abolishment of standardized testing were discussed Monday during a public forum on education at Mackenzie Hall.

The provincial Education Advisors’ Panel was in Windsor as part of a six-month study of Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) testing. 716 more words

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Catholic board sells vacant school but not to women's shelter

An offer $101,000 above the asking price compelled the Catholic school board to sell a shuttered school to a private developer rather than to a woman’s shelter with a lower bid — but with a bigger cause, according to its operator. 631 more words

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Catholic school board pares down 2016-17 deficit

Enduring the pain of a five-week work stoppage last fall to sort out its post-retirement benefits issue helped the Catholic school board reduce a projected $5.3 million deficit to under $1 million for the 2016-17 budget. 521 more words

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