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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Contemplative Reflections

BY: KATHY MCDONALD  As I reflect on the last two weekends and all the activities and learning opportunities that were available to all I am...

Black and Caribbean Heritage 101

BY: KATHY MCDONALD Summer is a great time for students to get rejuvenated. I would like to propose a few activities that will not only...

The Proudest Moment of a Teacher’s Life!

BY: SIMONE SMITH TORONTO! As Founder of Hear 2 Help, a Community Development Organization established in 2012, I have made daily efforts in not only improving...

Fish Nor Fowl: Summer 2017

BY: KATHY MCDONALD It is hard to believe that the 2016/17 school year has come to an end. Across the province, many school boards are...

The Accountability Plan

BY: KATHY MCDONALD The time has come. Inclusion for our Black students especially our male Black students is on the forefront of many Boards across...

Prison Versus School

BY: KATHY MCDONALD The Roy Mcmurtry School (RMS) is a tiny gem situated in the most unlikely of spaces; a juvenile detention center. Why would...

Changes and Optimism

BY: KATHY MCDONALD As we enter into the last month of the school year we are faced with the usual end of the year activities:...

EQAO an Assessment of Learning

  BY: KATHY MCDONALD The EQAO is practically here. This year the exams are expected to take place between May 23rd and May 30th. EQAO is the...

Excellence in Eloquence

BY: KATHY MCDONALD Of all the experiences that I have been afforded as a trustee with the Peel District School Board (PDSB), few are as...

The Simple Truth

BY: KATHY MCDONALD “Duppy know who to frighten”. This Jamaican saying refers to bullies or people that try to push the boundaries but stop when...

Community News

Supporting GTA Seniors A-Supreme Foundation Holds 3rd Annual Grand Charity Gala

BY: JELANI GRANT  Though the Jamaica Diaspora Conference came and went more than two months ago, Jamaicans continue to celebrate 55 years of independence in...

A Brand Of African Inspired Print Skirts For All Women And Girls

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON  In a society where Eurocentric fashion styles and brands have predominated the mainstream, one fashion designer has taken on the task of...

SmartTerm Essay Competition for Caribbean Schools

BY: LEANNE BENN When it comes to the education systems in many Caribbean islands, there is one factor that may be common in most public...

From Toronto to Dominica with Love

BY: LEANNE BENN Alone we can do so little and together we can do so much. Those are the words of the local Kaisoca ladies...

JN Foundation Launches Disaster Relief Fund

With all of the recent devastation that has swept through the Caribbean, businesses are rallying together to aid in relief efforts to the islands....