Education

New plan to limit cellphone use, ban vaping in all Ontario schools

New plan to limit cellphone use, ban vaping in all Ontario schools

The Ford government announced it is introducing new limits on cellphone use in schools and banning vaping devices in a move to reduce distractions in classrooms and improve the health of children. During an announcement Sunday morning, Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce said the province is implementing a back-to-basics plan that will be implemented in

‘Shock and disbelief’ after Manitoba school trustee’s Indigenous comments

‘Shock and disbelief’ after Manitoba school trustee’s Indigenous comments

A controversial presentation by a school trustee in western Manitoba has members of nearby communities in disbelief. At a public meeting of the Mountain View School Division on Monday, trustee Paul Coffey gave a half-hour long talk on the topic of “racism and anti-racism,” a speech subsequently criticized as ignorant and offensive by local leaders.In

Meet an Ontario family who say they’re out of options for child care

Meet an Ontario family who say they’re out of options for child care

Megan Saunders, 34, thought she was doing everything right to secure child care early on, but now she is finding herself in an impossible situation because of her daughter’s school zone. “I can put her in school, but I’d…lose my job because there is no before-and-after-school care available at the school,” she says.“I have an

Hackers steal children’s school photos following a privacy breach

Hackers steal children’s school photos following a privacy breach

Hackers have stolen an undisclosed number of student images, including roughly 160 from four schools in Calgary, following a data breach. Kristen Gobeil alerted Motorcycle accident toronto today after receiving an email from the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) on February 11, advising that her daughter’s school had been hit by the privacy breach.“Pictures were stolen — of