News March, 2018

In Canada’s Public Schools, Immigrant Students Are Thriving

By Kavitha Cardoza, Education Week When 13-year-old André Cordeiro moved from rural Portugal to Toronto, the only English words he knew were, “hi,” “bye,” and “hot dog.” Four years later, he speaks English “way better” and credits the English-learner class he attends every morning at Islington Junior Middle School.

Feds use $23M to expand multiculturalism

By Canadian Press | With one eye on ultranationalist movements appearing around the world, the Liberal government boosted funding in this week’s federal budget to address issues of anti-immigrant sentiment and racism bubbling up at home.