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A Teacher’s Past Life May Come Back to Haunt Them

  • September 09, 2022
  • Gillian Tuck Kutarna and Kayla Cockburn

Teachers may be disciplined for conduct before they registered with the Ontario College of Teachers if it impacts their suitability as a teacher.

Education Law, Student Forum

Wandering Children and Educator Culpability

  • September 09, 2022
  • Renata Antoniuk

This article discusses two recent arbitration awards considering the appropriate discipline for an educator when a child in their care wanders off school property unsupervised.

Education Law, Student Forum

Education Law Implications of the OHRC’s Right to Read Report

  • May 13, 2022
  • Jean-Frédéric (J-F) Hübsch

The Right to Read inquiry of the Ontario Human Rights Commission found that Ontario's public education system is failing students with reading disabilities, among others, by not using an evidence-based approach to teach children how to read. This article summarizes a number of the important recommendations of the Right to Read report.

Education Law, Student Forum

Child and Youth Privacy in the Education System

  • February 14, 2022
  • Melanie McNaught

This article summarizes a recent OBA Webinar regarding child and youth privacy, with a particular focus on privacy issues for school boards and educators.

Child and Youth Law, Education Law, Student Forum

Program Recap: COVID and the Family Court

  • February 14, 2022
  • Jean-Frédéric (J-F) Hübsch

This article reviews a recent Webinar regarding Family Court decisions related to the pandemic, including vaccination and remote learning, that will interest members of the Education Law, Family Law and Child and Youth Law sections.

Child and Youth Law, Education Law, Family Law and 1 more..., Student Forum

A Pre-Summer Education Law Round-up

  • May 27, 2021
  • Jean-Frédéric Hübsch

Here’s a quick look at news and resources related to education law that made headlines in the past few months.

Education Law, Student Forum