Standardized Testing | Monkeys in Mortarboards?

Is standardized testing effective in Ontario? Let’s examine this. The entire process for requiring testing in grades 3, 6, 9 and 10, in the areas of math and literacy, was legislated in Ontario in 1995.  The premise was valid insofar as there were so many differing outcomes in schools across the province, in these areas
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Gardens like these are not from some magical seeds dropped from the heavens of grateful families: After the exemplary design and planning of the Horticulture Therapist Lynn Leach and the entire Horticultural Therapy Program as funded by St. Joseph’s Lifecare Foundation,  they are ably assisted by volunteers. And the volunteers, 190 strong, along with staff
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In this world of international travel, modern recognition of accommodating individuals with disabilities and sophisticated technology, it should be a breeze…right? Please take your seat, buckle up in a wheel chair or a walker, and let’s go tour Europe. First you must take care to plan how you are going to get there. Travel agents
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The Ontario Libertarians are not a large group. In fact, about 42,000 of the approximate 10 million eligible voters selected one of their candidates on June 7th this year. That’s not insignificant, considering the party had less than 600 people registered as card-carrying members as of the election. The party leader, Allen Small from Markham-
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We lift a glass to you, sir. It’s been a blast… Not just for your memorable contributions to hockey, but for your determined, yet humble, contributions to your fellow Brantfordians for a generation. Over the past several decades it has been you, one of the most significant influencers in the successes of hockey players from
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There are many ambassadors for Brant toiling in the background, striving to make a difference as part of a life mission, in other parts of this precious globe, but one such couple in Brant, Carolyn Hudson and her husband Albert, are the Founders of a not-for-profit registered charity, Mighty Oaks Global Initiatives. This year (2018)
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Just announced from Rita-Marie Hadley, Executive Director of  Lansdowne Children’s Centre  “Together with Dr. Ben Klein, our Medical Director, I’m pleased to announce the implementation of the Children with Medical Complexity Clinic (CMCC) at Lansdowne Children’s Centre, effective July 10, 2018 in conjunction with the McMaster Children’s Hospital and Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University.  The
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Even her husband calls her, ‘Miss Diane’… So also, her staff, her friends, her neighbours, local shop keepers… and her more than 1000 children over the past three decades. Diane Bartle is retiring and a Brantford institution, ‘A Child’s Place Preschool’ is closing. Housed in the W. Ross McDonald school, for 28 years, kids from
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Victim Services of Brant, in partnership with the Brant Elder Abuse Awareness Committee, has received a 2 year Vital and Safer Communities Grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services for a total of $68,950. Because the City of Brantford was disqualified from applying for the grant as a municipality, Victim Services did
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These young men and women are preparing for life through training in discipline, respect, camaraderie, hard work and focus. These skills will bring them recognition and demonstrated commitment that will entitle them to opportunities they may never have even considered. The Reviewing party arrives: Reviewing officer, Hon. Col (Ret) Don Wilkin, CD; Mrs. Taryn Findlay,
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