Honouring Dr. Sidlauskas on Her 100th Birthday

February 14, 2014 10:04 am
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Have you ever used the term “If I live to 100”? Well, for Dr. Agatha Sidlauskas, founder of Venta Preparatory School in Carp, that is no longer an “if”. Last Wednesday, February 5th, Dr. Sidlauskas, affectionately known as Doc to all the staff and students at Venta Preparatory School, celebrated […]

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Multiple Peoples, Multiple Problems, Several Solutions

May 29, 2013 1:51 pm
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Most Canadians are in favour of good quality education for Canadian children. Good education contributes to good jobs, good income, good health and good lifestyles, all of which are positive forces in society. But for mystifying reasons, kids who grow up on First Nations reserves are given far fewer chances […]

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Empowerment Programs Bolster Girls’ Self-esteem and Leadership

March 27, 2013 11:20 am
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By Saman Ahsan  As Canadian girls grow up, they’re told time and again that they can be whoever they want to be. The reality is far less ideal. A national report released this month on the main issues facing girls in Canada shows that despite having more educational opportunities than […]

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Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders

January 22, 2013 11:43 am
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“Leadership” is defined in so many different ways. It is often associated with verbs such as “guide,” “inspire,” and “influence,” and with nouns like “change,” “transformation” and “solution.” The critical aspect to any definition of leadership is simple: it starts with choice. Above anything else, leadership must be about a […]

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Government Puts Politics, Not Students, First When It Targets Education

October 15, 2012 12:06 pm
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Sam Hammond is President of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. Ask any teacher and you will hear that teaching is a calling. That is what drives teachers to work hard and love the work they do. With that comes the responsibility to model values and positive behaviours for students […]

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NAIT Students & Graduates Highly Successful.

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NAIT is one of Canada’s largest polytechnics. As with other leading polytechnics worldwide, our education and research is technology based, and our learning is hands-on. Industry is a full partner in the educational process. Our research is industry driven. Our students’ experiences are shaped by two distinct advantages – NAIT […]

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Ontario Education Must Learn to Deal with Massive Spending Cuts

August 9, 2012 9:00 am
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The public education system in Ontario will be hit with $2.6 billion in cuts over the next three years. The education cutbacks will have an enormous impact on students and teachers across the province. Ottawa Life spoke recently with Ken Coran, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation.

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Education Series: Dr. Agatha Sidlauskas

June 20, 2012 9:28 am
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Meet Dr. Agatha Sidlauskas of Carp. A force to be reckoned with and truly inspirational, she is definitely a woman of wonder. Dr. Sidlauskas, a spritely 98, may not have biological children of her own but she has influenced the lives of countless children as a child psychologist and pioneering child educator.

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Education Series: Painting a Hopeful Picture for Ottawa Families

March 7, 2012 9:13 am
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Thinking in Pictures Educational Services (T.I.P.E.S.) has been bridging the gaps in Pervasive Developmental Disorder treatment in Ottawa for over five years. Sisters Deborah and Jennifer Wyatt spearheaded the enterprise.

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Education/Reaching higher series: Leading the Way in French Language Education

March 6, 2012 9:06 am
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Learning a new language opens the door to new cultures, new experiences and new ways of viewing the world. In the National Capital Region, to offer students the chance to graduate bilingual can be one of the best tools the education system can provide.

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Canada’s A-Grade Teachers

December 1, 2011 3:24 pm
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Canada’s educational achievements rate highly among other industrial countries despite low funding levels, thanks to the dedication of Canadian teachers.

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Family Welcome Centre Helps Newcomers Adjust to Ottawa’s Educational System

November 29, 2011 8:36 pm
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The Ottawa Catholic School Board Family Welcome Centre (FWC) for Newcomers first opened its doors as a pilot project in February 2006. The FWC supports newcomer students so they enjoy a positive and successful transition to their new school environment and to the community at large.

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Mais Oui, Learning French at the OCSB

October 11, 2011 8:20 am
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When it comes learning a new language, there is no question that the earlier you get started, the easier it is. So it is no surprise that the best time to acquire linguistic skills is when you are a child. The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) has a number of French as a Second Language (immersion) options to choose from, beginning as early as Junior Kindergarten.

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Full-Day Kindergarten at the OCDSB

September 27, 2011 2:26 pm
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Given it is the wish of every parent to ensure their children are given every chance in life to succeed right from the get go, you could practically hear applause from parents across the capital when Premier Dalton McGuinty announced that the province would begin implementing full-day kindergarten for four and five-year-olds.

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Connecting to Citizenship

September 13, 2011 11:29 am
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What do flash mobs, online petitions and Facebook have in common? For the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, they are all ways Canadians can express their views in a modern democracy. And the Canadian Teachers’ Federation is making sure Canada’s students learn to exercise this powerful democratic tool effectively and responsibly.

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Doing Justice to Social Issues

July 14, 2011 10:19 am
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What do social justice and educational success have in common? For the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), the answer is everything. Social justice and the equality in opportunity it brings is the only way to secure a promising future for every Canadian child.

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Public Education – a Hallmark of Democracy

May 26, 2011 10:08 am
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In Canada, students and their parents enjoy a right most don’t enjoy- free, high quality public education. In many parts of the world, this is not the case.

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