Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday DSBN Academy roundup

A set of articles continuing coverage on the District School Board of Niagara's Academy school set to begin in September.
  • The Niagara Falls Review (scooping its sister-paper?) got Minister Leona Dombrowsky's views on the changes to the academy; and,
  • Kate Hammer from the Globe and Mail wrote a longer piece on the school and the path the board has taken to make it happen.
I wasn't surprised by the minister's comments-- they are the bookend to her first comments on the proposal stating she was concerned but leaving the decisions up to the local trustees.
The Globe's piece was a roundup of the issue, but for those who've been reading the St. Catharines Standard's coverage since day one there was nothing new in the article. Happy all the same to see it since I know that Hammer was sent to cover a few of the testy board meetings and then left waiting for anything she might write from the trip to run.


Anonymous said...

Not surprised at the Minister's remarks either.

I'd go one step farther and suggest that boards cut the apron strings of central command completely to leave individual decisions up to individual communities by those within those communities. The caveat is that the board needs to be held to account for the success and or failure of this school.

This is the topic du jour over at Sandy Crux's today also and get a very different feeling from within the community than from the Minister and board.