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Understanding Canadian Residential Schools

Now is a good opportunity to learn about our shared history in Canada and the beautiful spirits, languages, belief systems, stories, and traditions we tried to (thankfully) unsuccessful break through the 168 year history of Canadian residential schools.

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Remembering Tony Perri

Through working with Trustee Perri, I gained a new perspective on education as a whole whether it’s public, separate, private, homeschooling, unschooling or schooling without a title. I learned as much as I could about all of these forms of education, meeting various partners and leaders along the way, and I owe the inspiration to looking beyond the education I grew up with in an effort to better understand the purpose of all choices, to Tony.

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Photo by Cam Galindo

HWDSB trustees vote to terminate partnership with Police Liaison Program

At Monday’s marathon board meeting, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board trustees voted 7-3 to cancel the Police Liaison Program program, which saw School Resource Officers (SRO’s) in their schools as part of a partnership with the Hamilton Police Service and school boards around Hamilton.

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Winter boots and fishy crackers

Staying at home has been hard on all of us, but it’s breakdowns like we had last night at our house, that remind us that all of this has been a lot to cope with for our youth. Missing their friends, frustrations with online learning, cancellation of grade eight trips and grads and the entire Scott Park baseball season. Dresses long bought, pre-season warmups were already underway.

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