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News highlights

Once or twice a week I send out news highlights to my email distribution list, which I set up as part of the Parkview School story, before I set up the Preserved Stories website. The news highlights, in turn, are based on my online Newsletter category. I set up the newsletter – a format that […]


Ward 3 Trustee Pamela Gough’s Update – Jan. 26, 2013

The following text is from the office of Ward 3 TDSB Trustee Pamela Gough Ward 3 Trustee Pamela Gough’s Update January 26, 2013 Stay in the loop with what’s happening in education by following Pamela on Twitter at @pamelagough! Special Focus: January 29th Ward forum on Bill 115 and the new premier Judging from discussions at […]


Role dispossession, occasioned by plagiarism

Update A Dec. 6, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “College of teachers finds Chris Spence guilty of professional misconduct: Former TDSB education director, accused of plagiarism, will now face penalty hearing.” [end]   Definitions According to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second edition, to plagiarize is 1 to take and use (the thoughts, writings, inventions, etc. […]


Lean into the interview

Seventeen years ago I switched from employment with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to a new position as a teacher with the Peel District School Board (PDSB). When I retired from the latter board in 2006, I had been teaching for over thirty years, in one capacity or another, in schools across the Greater […]


Supplementary questions from Ruth Grier, as follow-up to Peter Riedel’s quiz question regarding Humber Bay Shores

Update A July 7, 2016 post is entitled: On July 12, 2016 Toronto City Council Agenda: Investigation Report Regarding Conduct of Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes [End of update]   As  follow-up to the quiz question regarding Humber Bay Shores posed by Peter Riedel, Ruth Grier has added the following questions. Supplementary questions: How did […]


“I suggest that a conservation easement be placed on all school yards” (Gloria Boxen)

[If you can outline the steps for seeking conservation easements for Toronto school yards, please let me know. Contact me through this website.] The following correspondence has been forwarded to me. From: Gloria Boxen Sent: November 22, 2012 1:24 PM To: Ontario Growth Cc: Jim Bradley; Laura Broten; Premier Dalton McGuinty Subject: Toronto schoolyards not for […]