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In the media - Education without walls: Some Ottawa families have chosen virtual schools — here's why

In the media - Education without walls: Some Ottawa families have chosen virtual schools — here's why

In the first year of the pandemic, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board had 12,000 student registered in virtual school from kindergarten to Grade 8, and another 5,000 in high school. Last year, the grade categories changed. There were 2,300 registered in kindergarten to Grade 6 and 2,200 in Grade 7 through 12. This year, There are about 700 registered in kindergarten to Grade 6, and 800 in Grade 7 to Grade 12.

This year’s Planetary Health Film Lab and Micro Film Festival features work by Indigenous youth from Ecuador

This year’s Planetary Health Film Lab and Micro Film Festival features work by Indigenous youth from Ecuador

Fifteen unique films created by Indigenous youth from Ecuador will be screened at a special film festival on Aug. 19. The films are the result of an international program out of York University that spotlights planetary health issues.

York Students Receive Both Doctoral and Master’s-level Autism Scholars Award

York Students Receive Both Doctoral and Master’s-level Autism Scholars Award

Congratulations to two outstanding students for winning the 2022-2023 Autism Scholars Award. This year’s celebration is particularly special with both the PhD and MA recipients coming from York University. Doctoral student Nancy Marshall and Master’s degree student Braxton Hartman will receive $20,000 and $18,000 respectively to conduct research on autism.

Lessons from a former Superintendent with the TDSB

Lessons from a former Superintendent with the TDSB

In his time as Superintendent with the TDSB, Duffus chiefly served students, communities and schools within the Jane and Finch corridor. A central part of his role focused on serving as system lead for equity and inclusion, which involved asking what teachers should be doing as a system to support underserved students to change their trajectories from underachievement to achievement.