The government got nervous about the sex education component of the new Health and Physical Education curriculum for elementary schools and has decided, in its wisdom, to withdraw it. Since Friday, an amazing discussion has been going on in this online community. It's well worth reading the whole thing, from top to bottom. And now you can read the curriclum too! The Ministry of Education (also in its wisdom) took the…See More
"Consultations are coming! The Ministry of Education has announced that it will begin consultations on the sex education curriculum, with the aim of implementing new curriculum in September. Here is the Ministry's media release."
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A well designed safety program has many levels. Too often our school safety programs are based on reaction rather than prevention IMHO. I have read that many safety advocates are very critical of the lack of measurement when it…"
"Thanks, Tara. Yes, true, safety is often one of the main reasons referred to. Is there some "false security" in this as well though? I am sure it is a combination of monitoring strategies and practices that help…"
This is a very timely topic. I believe this to be a safety issue. Security cameras in schools and outside schools are normally elevated and looking down. A hat and or hoodie can prevent potential suspects from being identified. Three…"
I recently posted a discussion with some questions about school dress codes and also mentioned hats as well.http://discuss.peopleforeducation.ca/forum/topics/school-dress-codesI thought I would start a separate discussion topic focused on hats since there are a few good blog posts that do just that (and winter is coming... :( ). I hope this helps discussions specific to "hats in school" at the school level and…See More
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