OPSBA in the Media – June 2018

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OPSBA Media Release, OPSBA extends congratulations to new PC government, Jun. 8, 2018

OPSBA Media Release, Cathy Abraham elected President of OPSBA, Jun. 4, 2018

French teachers in high demand as popularity of immersion programs soars
Andrea Gordon, Toronto Star, June 27, 2018
Haylee Weese hadn’t yet graduated from teachers’ college this spring when she was snapped up by a GTA school board eager to hire her for September.

School board group urges Doug Ford to keep sex-ed curriculum he says he’ll repeal
Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star, June 8, 2018
Premier-designate Doug Ford is running into fresh flak for his plan to scrap Ontario’s updated sex education curriculum, a key election promise to appease the social conservative wing of his PC party.

Waterloo Region trustee wins support to lobby for rights for kids with ADHD
Lisa Rutledge, Cambridge Times, Jun. 6, 2018
A Waterloo Region public school trustee’s bid to secure more supports for children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is about to receive some provincewide attention.

Abraham elected OPSBA President
Tim Durkin, Quinte News, Jun. 4, 2018
The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Cathy Abraham has been elected President for the 2018-19 school year at its Annual General Meeting held on June 1, 2018, in Niagara Falls.

Retiring Peel school board chair honoured for 3 decades of dedication
Pam Douglas, Brampton Guardian, Jun. 3, 2018
Janet McDougald, retiring Peel District School Board chair, was awarded the Dr. Harry Paikin Award of Merit Friday (June 2) for her lasting impact on public education.

Rural school closures hit Ontario hard, major parties promise change
Nicole Thomson, CTV News Toronto, Jun. 2, 2018
Sara van Ravenswaay was devastated when her high school in rural southwestern Ontario was closed last year, months before she was set to begin Grade 12.

New Report Identifies Key Factors in French as a Second Language (FSL) Teacher Shortages in Ontario
The Asian Connections, Jun. 2, 2018
The FSL-Labour Market Partnership Committee has officially released its report entitled, Understanding Perspectives Regarding the French as a Second Language Teacher Labour Market Issue.