Danforth Tech celebrates 90 years

For most of us, just one real letter in the mail is a red-letter day. But a trio of Danforth Tech alumni (the school became Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute in the 1980s) get to read dozens of letters and postcards every Wednesday afternoon. Most are thank-you’s for things like socks, cigarettes or copies of […]

At Secord School, breakfast and lunch programs are elementary

Twirled on forks, dangled from their fingers or slurped straight from the bowl, Secord Elementary students love a spaghetti lunch. In fact, says Jennifer Cruise, organizer of the school’s nutrition program, students will sometimes line up three or more times when a hot dish is on the menu. “Yesterday was just kidney beans and rice […]

East End schools in need of help

Parents and students at Secord Public School have had enough. That is the message they want the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to hear, understand and act on, as conditions at the school are deteriorating and the funding to address the issue does not seem to be a priority. $70 million in funding was frozen […]

Dealing with budgets, bullying and overcrowding

By now you have read or heard the Drummond recommendations for the Provincial budget. I expect you are sick to death of listening to kvetching about budgets – provincial, city and now education. As am I. However you need to know that this year, to paraphrase Queen Elizabeth, it is ‘Budget Horribilis’. This will be […]

Malvern Girls advance to city finals

Malvern girls rugby advanced to the finals after defeating Newtonbrook in the semis on May 19 at Birchmount Stadium. The Malvern girls continued their impressive performance by winning 37-0. See more photos below. [nggallery ID=8]