Catholic schools lead students to embrace lessons far from home

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Twenty-four Catholic high school students and five adult supervisors gathered in Consuelo, Dominican Republic, to debrief our day. We had toured a batay (sugar workers’ village) outside the city along a road that by Canadian standards would be considered impassible.

Are there lessons to be learned from U.S. educators?

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Bigger is better and if we don’t get better we’re going to get beat, is the message one religious education teacher has brought back from a giant American convention for Catholic teachers.

Ontario bishops commit to ‘renewing the promise’ of Catholic education

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Catholic schools have a “unique opportunity” to guide young people through the social, ethical and economic challenges of today, Ontario’s bishops say in a pastoral letter for education.

Abolition threats knock on the door of Catholic education

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A sampling of recent media indicates voices are again ramping up their call for one school system in Ontario or, in short, for the abolishment of Catholic schools. 

Student finds his passion in social justice, ethnic minority issues

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His teacher describes Aaron Parry as a “gentle soul,” but no one could ever accuse him of lacking passion.

Student trustee ready for his rookie year

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Imagine being 16 years old and having to represent 92,000 of your peers.

Toronto Catholic schools part of new pedestrian safety initiative for students

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TORONTO – Parents have a lot of things to worry about on the first day of school. Whether or not their child arrives safely should not be one of them.

Building leaders is top priority for new director

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Along his journey as a student, teacher and now director of education at Canada’s largest Catholic school board, Rory McGuckin leaned on Catholic leaders for guidance.

Canada, refugee family earn high marks

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Peace, order, good government — that’s all Jomanah Chahrour’s family needed to succeed when they arrived in Edmonton almost six years ago, fleeing Syria’s chaotic, brutalizing civil war.

Film protects schools’ Catholic legacy

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Although religious communities no longer have a daily presence in most Ontario schools, a soon-to-be completed film hopes to ensure their efforts in establishing Catholic education are not forgotten.