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 […]

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EMSB chairman defends 20-per-cent commission to private recruiter

The chairman of the English Montreal School Board defended on Wednesday a 20-per-cent commission paid to a private recruiter to attract students from China to study here in EMSB vocational education programs, saying it’s a “venture that is valuable to the community.”
“I think the payback for the English Montreal School Board has […]

New details emerge about Korean students’ Montreal nightmare

By Robert Frank The Suburban
Last week, The Suburban reported that several Korean students fled home after they were misled by English Montreal School Board’s (EMSB) Korean marketing and recruitment agent, Shim Youn Bo.
EMSB marketing and communication specialist Michael Cohen said that EMSB had severed its ties with Shim, after The Suburban told EMSB that the students […]

EMSB downplays Chinese student’s complaint

By Robert Frank The Suburban

English Montreal School Board (EMSB) said that it has redressed problems voiced last year by Xianqi Chung, a Chinese student who came to study auto mechanics at EMSB, that the case was a one-off and has not recurred.
“I paid for the full-time course but they only gave it part time, Saturday and […]

International Travel Course: “On the tax payer’s dime”, offered by experienced Administrators and Council members at a School Board Near You.

Should Sebastien Proulx, issue a moratorium on international travel for commissioners and school board officials at the EMSB, LBPSB and other Anglo school boards?
Quebec’s Education Minister recently appointed Mme Michelle Lapointe, an auditor, to look into the management and ethical practices at the EMSB and LBPSB. Furthermore, the minister also confirmed that Quebec’s anti-corruption unit […]

Les programmes internationaux dans les commissions scolaires anglophones québécoises: une gestion occulte???

michele poupore
L’idée d’implanter des programmes internationaux dans une commission scolaire qui peine à recruter des élèves québécois n’est pas mal en soi. Toutefois, certains choix reliés à la gestion de ces programmes  laisse perplexe.
D’abord, on sait que dans le secteur de la formation professionnelle des commissions scolaires,la commission scolaire a toute la latitude pour sélectionner […]

Commissions scolaires anglophones et les programmes internationaux: la complaisance n’est plus acceptable

michele poupore
Les journalistes de la CBC creusent la question des écoles internationales gérées  par plusieurs commissions scolaires anglophones. Cette semaine, ils révèlent des détails additionnels par rapport à la gestion des programmes internationaux à la Commission scolaire Lester B. Pearson.
D’abord, un premier article de la  CBC ( 15 décembre 2016) , on apprend que le conseil […]

EMSB & LBPSB ISPs à la Trump Scheme?

With vague promises of immigrant status and with the recent student statements by Korean students, some people are comparing the EMSB and LBPSB International student programs to the Trump University program. Lofty educational promises at an exorbitant price. What do you think? What have been your experiences? We would  like your feed back. Send us […]

Student trapped in the EMSB’s ISP web

International students who wish to pursue their education at Quebec English School Boards do so to obtain a top level education, gain working experience and of course, to improve their language skills. This is what they sign up for.
Let’s be clear though, Anglo school boards are NOT do-gooder educational institutions. Because foreign students pay exorbitantly […]