COVID-19 expenses the bulk of EMSB’s record $15 M deficit

The English Montreal School Board is forecasting a record deficit of nearly $15 million for the current school year. The startling figures were announced in a council meeting Wednesday night, … Read More

Coronavirus: New Brunswick student starts petition to have prom reinstated

A student in Riverview, N.B., is still fighting to have her prom night reinstated after school districts across the province canceled formal ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have … Read More

Coronavirus: McGill University plans to return to in-person classes for fall semester

McGill University plans to return to in-person classes for the upcoming fall semester amid the COVID-19 health crisis. The Montreal-based post-secondary institution confirmed the decision in a public statement issued … Read More

Suspected coronavirus variant cases force some Quebec schools to shut down

In Quebec, new cases of COVID-19 suspected to be linked to variants of the virus have led to the partial or total closure of 10 schools across the province. Most … Read More

Coronavirus: How the rise of new variants in Canada could impact schools

After an extended period of virtual learning amid a COVID-19 lockdown, the return to in-person classes in Toronto comes as a relief to parents like David Wood. “I love my … Read More

Distancing more effective than school closures in reducing COVID-19 deaths: study

As more children in Canada’s largest province of Ontario resumed in-class learning this week, a new study has questioned the effectiveness of school closures in reducing COVID-19 deaths. The peer-reviewed … Read More

Coronavirus: Upcoming school break will go ahead in Quebec, education minister says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 2, 2021 3:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ In Quebec, the upcoming school … Read More

When should kids return to in-person learning? Western University researcher, colleagues finding answers

As students continue with online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers continue to grapple with two crucial questions: when and how should children go back to in-person learning? A … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec to cover cost of recovering and recycling disposable masks from high schools

The Quebec government is inviting high schools to collect the disposable medical masks being distributed to students so they don’t end up in landfills. About 500,000 blue masks are being … Read More

‘We’re on the brink of a catastrophe’: Quebec teachers protest reopening schools amid pandemic

After an extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teenagers in Quebec are headed back to the classroom — but the return has elicited a mix of emotions from concerned … Read More

Quebec high schools reopen after start date delayed due to coronavirus pandemic

After extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teenagers in Quebec are headed back to the classroom Monday. High schools and adult education centres across the province are shifting back … Read More

Elementary students head back to class across Quebec as coronavirus surges

Children are heading back to class Monday as elementary schools reopen across Quebec while parts of the province remain on lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Young students took … Read More

As Quebec kids head back to school, parents feel mix of relief and concern

Children are heading back to class Monday as elementary schools reopen across Quebec while parts of the province remain on lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Young students took part … Read More

As Quebec kids head back to school, Legault calls reopening ‘a calculated risk’

Children headed back to class Monday as elementary schools reopen across Quebec while parts of the province remain on lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Young students took part … Read More

Quebec nixes ministerial exams as schools prepare to reopen amid coronavirus surge

Quebec is cancelling ministerial exams for students as part of additional measures for schools amid a deepening second wave of the novel coronavirus crisis. Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced the … Read More

Quebec nixes ministerial exams, stands by decision to reopen schools amid coronavirus surge

Quebec is cancelling ministerial exams for students as schools prepare to physically reopen amid the deepening second wave of the novel coronavirus crisis. Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced a series … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, including 5 school-related cases

Nova Scotia health officials reported 13 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday and Saturday, five of which are linked to a private school in Dartmouth. The province says 11 … Read More

Coronavirus: Atlantic University Sport cancels winter season

Atlantic University Sport will not proceed with a 2021 winter season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization announced on Wednesday. In a press release, Atlantic University Sport … Read More

‘Shameful history’: Alumni urge Mount Allison to protect sexual violence survivors

A Mount Allison University alumnus says it’s long overdue that the school acknowledge sexual violence on campus. Last week, the New Brunswick university announced an agreement with Moncton-based organization Crossroads … Read More

Quebec expected to announce extended holiday school closings

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 19, 2020 8:26 am     Updated November 19, 2020 8:35 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

Quebec set to announce decision on extending winter break for schools amid COVID-19 crisis

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 19, 2020 8:26 am     Updated November 19, 2020 10:10 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

Quebec will likely extend coronavirus red zone rules as province weighs strategy for holidays

Quebecers are urged to abide by novel coronavirus restrictions to have a shot at family gatherings during the holiday season, and the province is mulling extending winter break in schools. … Read More

New report says racialized trans, non-binary Canadians face increased harassment, violence

A new report from Trans PULSE Canada suggests that trans and non-binary Canadians who also identify as, or say they are perceived or treated as, people of colour face increase … Read More

COVID-19-stricken B.C. school ‘should have been closed a week ago,’ say parents

Parents at a Surrey school grappling with a COVID-19 outbreak say they’re frustrated it took officials so long to close the facility down. At least seven cases, including at least … Read More

Global study suggests routine COVID-19 testing of elective surgery patients can save lives

A study involving researchers from around the world, including London, Ont., suggests that testing patients for COVID-19 before major elective surgery in regions experiencing a high spread of the virus … Read More

Schools still open amid Canadian coronavirus resurgence. But for how long?

With coronavirus cases continuing to rise across Canada — and showing no sign of slowing down — Quebec is now contemplating either shutting down in-person classrooms or extending the winter … Read More

‘We are sorry’: Mount Allison University announces sexual violence action plan

WARNING: This article contains sexual and explicit language and may be triggering for some readers. Discretion is advised.  New Brunswick’s Mount Allison University (MtA) has released a new action plan … Read More

Coronavirus: London, Ont., team creates tool to measure effectiveness, privacy of COVID-19 apps

A duo out of Western University in London, Ont., has created a new tool that they say will help provincial and national policymakers make decisions on which of the “near-endless … Read More

Quebec looks at temporarily closing schools as coronavirus crisis deepens

Quebec is considering the possibility of closing schools as the number of novel coronavirus cases and deaths climb during the second wave of the pandemic. Premier François Legault admitted Thursday … Read More

Mount Allison student speaks out against university sexual violence conduct

WARNING: This article contains sexual and explicit language and may be triggering for some readers. Please read at your own discretion. A Mount Allison University student says students are being … Read More

23 Nova Scotia learning institutions permitted to welcome back international students

The Government of Canada says some post-secondary institutions are now allowed to welcome back international students who are not currently in Canada. The list of institutions was posted on Tuesday, … Read More

23 Nova Scotia learning institutions premitted to welcome back international students

The Government of Canada says some post-secondary institutions are now allowed to welcome back international students who are not currently in Canada. The list of institutions was posted on Tuesday, … Read More

Winnipeg school divisions prepare for increased COVID-19 restrictions amid spike in cases

Winnipeg school divisions are preparing for heightened COVID-19 restrictions slated to start Monday while novel coronavirus cases continue to spike in Manitoba’s capital. Schools in Manitoba’s north will also see … Read More

Mothers taking on ‘shocking’ number of hours caring for children during pandemic: study

A new study indicates some Canadian mothers have taken on the equivalent of nearly two full-time jobs providing child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data from COVID19monitor.org, McMaster University … Read More

Coronavirus: Mi’kmaq students in Quebec asked not to return to New Brunswick school

A Mi’kmaq First Nation in Quebec is questioning why its students are no longer able to go to school in New Brunswick. Listuguj First Nation Chief Darcy Gray said Tuesday … Read More

Coronavirus: YCDSB scraps virtual school in favour of hybrid model

A school board north of Toronto is scrapping its virtual elementary school program in favour of a hybrid model that will combine in-class and remote learning. In a letter to … Read More

Quebec delays school board elections, citing coronavirus concerns

The Quebec government is postponing elections at English school boards due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier François Legault announced the decision Wednesday during an update on the evolving health crisis. … Read More

Teachers worried about their health, quality of education amid COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA — Kelly Main says she has never felt as exhausted and stressed during her 27 years of teaching high school as she has since returning to the classroom this … Read More

Nearly every single Halifax-area public school has too much lead in its drinking water

Nearly every single public school in the Halifax Regional Centre for Education has too much lead in its drinking water, according to data released by the provincial government this week. … Read More

In-school vaccination programs moved to Ontario clinics, doctors’ offices

Vaccines normally offered in school to Grade 7 students will instead be delivered at community clinics and doctors’ offices in parts of Ontario, meaning parents will have to make arrangements … Read More

Strict limits on private gatherings requested as coronavirus cases rise in London, Ont.

The health unit, in consultation with the City of London and County of Middlesex, is requesting that new restrictions on gathering sizes announced by the province for Toronto, Peel Region, … Read More

How Western University’s largest COVID-19 cluster happened

Three households, one night at a club and a few other gatherings are responsible for the majority of the 28 novel coronavirus cases identified so far among Western University students, … Read More

28 Western University students test positive for coronavirus, prompting tightened restrictions

Western University in London, Ont., says at least 28 of its students have tested positive for the coronavirus. In an update Thursday afternoon, the university said the majority of cases … Read More

Montreal’s Herzliah High School closes for two weeks, moves learning online amid COVID-19 outbreak

A private Jewish school in Montreal’s west end is ending in-person classes and switching to all-online instruction — at least for now — after multiple students and staff members tested … Read More

Quebec teachers’ union suing government for info on coronavirus back-to-school plan

A teachers’ union is suing Quebec to obtain documents used to prepare the province’s back-to-school plan, claiming authorities are not being transparent about the number of infections in schools and … Read More

Canada’s schools need better air ventilation. Amid coronavirus, it could save lives

Parents in Canada have recently been faced with a big question — to school or not to school during the coronavirus pandemic. Eddy Sousa and his wife flip-flopped on the … Read More

‘Be the Change’ report issues calls to action to address inequality in London

Eighteen per cent of Londoners — about 72,000 people — live at or below the poverty line, according to a new report from the London Community Foundation (LCF). Indigenous and … Read More

15 coronavirus cases reported at several schools on Montreal’s south shore

A French-language school board on Montreal’s south shore is reporting 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its schools. The Centre de services scolaire (CSS) Marie-Victorin posted a notice online, saying … Read More

Quebec court upholds back-to-school plan requiring in-class attendance

A group of Quebec parents have been denied a temporary safeguard order in their bid to secure access to online learning for all students during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Quebec … Read More

Quebec will not have to offer online learning to all students for now, court rules

The Quebec government is allowed to require in-class attendance after the province’s superior court denied a safeguard order to a group of parents demanding wider access to online learning during … Read More

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