Opinion: It’s high time for common bilingual schools in Quebec

Giuliano D’Andrea, Special to Montreal Gazette, Montreal Gazette

A Sept. 5, 1968 demonstration: Many St-Léonard parents wanted bilingual education for their children. MONTREAL GAZETTE FILES
Anniversaries tend to be moments of reflection that in some cases can lead to important dialogue on such themes as identity, language and a sense of belonging. This month’s 40th anniversary of the coming into […]

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Chair of Lester B. Pearson School Board takes leave of absence.

By Sabrina Marandola, CBC News
Suanne Stein Day, chair of the Lester B. Pearson School Board, is taking a personal leave of absence from her duties.
“[It’s] for personal reasons, which I’d rather not discuss at this time. I’d like to keep my private life private,” Stein Day told CBC in a telephone interview.
Stein Day will be gone for […]

Inscrits « présents » même s’ils passent 30 minutes en classe

DOMINIQUE SCALI, Le Journal de Montréal
Une commission scolaire obtiendrait 800 $ de trop par jour grâce à ce tour de passe-passe

Des élèves inscrits «présents» pour des journées complètes alors qu’ils sont en présence d’un enseignant 30 minutes seulement. Voilà un tour de passe-passe qui permettrait à la Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys d’obtenir environ 800 $ de […]

EMSB loses another experienced administrator

Source: Katherine Wilton – Montreal Gazette
March 14, 2017
An experienced and highly regarded administrator at the English Montreal School Board is leaving his job next month because of an ongoing conflict with board chairperson Angela Mancini.
Angelo Marino, the board’s deputy director general, has decided to resign because he has lost confidence in Mancini and feels that […]

Administrators appalled by school board’s handling of ethics breach

Kathryn Greenaway, Montreal Gazette

Lester B. Pearson School Board senior administrators have sent a letter to the board’s council of commissioners calling the way the council handled ethics breaches by its chair Suanne Stein Day “appalling.”
Stein Day publicly acknowledged her multiple breaches of the board’s ethics code during a council meeting Nov. 28, 2016. At the same meeting, […]

Commissions scolaires anglophones: d’autres batailles judiciaires à venir?

La CBC fait état d’une possible poursuite judiciaire dans le dossier de la gestion des programmes internationaux à la Commission scolaire Lester B. Pearson. En effet, la présdiente de la CSLBP a annoncé plus tôt cette semaine que le conseil des commissaires avait mis fin au contrat d’Edu Edge, un partenaire de longue date, chargé entre-autres de […]

Private recruiter considers legal action against Lester B. Pearson over terminated contract. Board confirmed it cut ties with recruiter Edu Edge earlier this week.

CBC News
An international student recruitment company says it’s considering legal action against the Lester B. Pearson School Board.
Board Chair Suanne Stein Day announced this week that the board had cut ties with recruiter Naveen Kolan and his company Edu Edge.
The board said it was part of restructuring that followed the discovery of alleged “irregularities” in its […]