Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's browser-tab dump!

How seasonal!
Here's what I've been clicking on these last few weeks:
  • The Welland Tribune on how the Niagara Catholic DSB handled some after-semiformal dance destruction;
  • The Ingersoll Times on a push for busing to a new school;
  • The Hamilton Spectator on a trustee arguing a probe into her own conduct was unjustified;
  • An Op-Ed from the Windsor Star on the role of principals;
  • The Goderich Signal-Star with an Avon Maitland DSB chair preview of the year ahead;
  • The Spec with a survey piece on working conditions for local trustees;
  • Moira MacDonald previews what she believes will be the battle ahead with contract negotiations in The Toronto Sun;
  • The Belleville Intelligencer with a look at the "stormy seas" ahead; and,
  • The Sault Star on a lawsuit settlement between the Huron-Superior Catholic DSB and a former director of education.
Curriculum / other

A good smattering of items. I remain bemused by the campaign around PCVS, which with every ready seems more about saving a building than it is saving programs or students. The suggestion in Goderich to reverse the flow of students from urban to rural is interesting.
I really liked that Metroland Kawartha tackled the Sec. 23 schools. I've written about alternative schools before, but never Sec. 23 schools. Nor do I remember reading about them elsewhere.
While I do predict a battle ahead on teacher contracts, I don't see that happening in 2012 based on how long it's taken in previous rounds to settle contracts.