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Back-to-the-Basics with Back-to-School Organization
2010-08-24
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
August is the time to get ready for back to school by preparing ourselves with the proper supplies and organizational techniques.
Provincial Nutrition Society agrees new School Food and Beverage Policy is a positive step
2010-01-15
Ontario Public Health Association
The Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health (OSNPPH) and the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) applaud the Ontario Ministry of Education for the release of the School Food a...
Smooth Transition from Summer to School
2010-08-12
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
Tips and techniques to make the back to school transition easier.
Sources welcomes Commuto Inc.
2008-12-10
Commuto Inc.
Commuto is an online social bartering network where members trade in person with other members in their cities, schools, workplaces or any other communities they create.

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Abolish High School
Easy Chair
Solnit, Rebecca
Article
2015
Harper's Magazine
Solnit says that we need to recognize that high school doesn't work for most young people, and suggests abolishing it.
Charter Schools Increase Fraud, Corruption, Chaos, and Anarchy
Tell , Shawgi
Article
2016
Dissident Voice
Charter schools, which barely make up seven percent of U.S. schools, are often accused of taking all the antisocial, antipublic, and antipeople practices of medieval autocrats and opportunuties to new...
Criminalizing First-Graders
Arrested and Handcuffed for Tantrums
Brauchli, Christopher
Article
2010
CounterPunch
All across the nation, schools have adopted draconian zero-tolerance policies that treat children like criminals and turn schools into prison-like environments.
Criminalizing Truancy
Should Kids be Jailed for Skipping School?
Fuentes, Annette
Article
2012
CounterPunch
American jurisdictions are increasingly turning to the criminal justice system to deal with truancy. Students and parents are being fined, and in some cases jailed, for missing school.
High Stakes Testing
Why Are They Doing This To Our Kids?
Stratman, Dave
Article
2000
New Democracy
The tests are very destructive educationally. They test students on such a broad range of materials that teachers have to rush through the curriculum; they cannot allow real discussion or in-depth stu...
Illich, Ivan
Connexipedia Article
Article
Austrian philosopher, Roman Catholic priest and critic of the institutions of contemporary western culture. (1926-2002).
John Holt: Homeschooling Pioneer and Visionary Progressive
Nall, Jeffrey
Article
2014
Toward Freedom
The stereotype of homeschooling as the haven for conservative, religious ideologues overshadows the movement's radically progressive roots. One of the movement's foremost pioneers, John Holt, was an e...
On Handcuffed and Felonious Children
McElroy, Wendy
Article
2005
ifeminists.net
Arresting young children for a crayon drawing, not unlike the games of hangman we once all played, is the ultimate meaning and logic of Zero Tolerance. Zero tolerance involves the application of law i...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016
Back to School
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2016
Connexions
Education – about the world, and about social change in particular – is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which edu...
Schools & Schooling Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
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Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...

Media

Agenda
News and features about Ontario schools and education issues nationally. Distributed directly to teachers, school board administrators, principals, supervisory staff and consultants.
Education Forum
Articles, interviews, issues and events about education.
Educational Digest
For senior educators and administrators.
Green Teacher
For parents and teachers wanting to promote environmental awareness with young people.
The Learning Team
Providing parents and teachers with information about school councils.
Professionally Speaking
English-language professional publication for Ontario's teaching profession.
QFHSA NEWS
Besides articles on education, the newspaper includes parenting concerns, health and safety issues, book reviews on children's literature or books aimed at parents, and articles submitted by local sch...
Today's Parent
Written for parents of young children.


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