Independent topical source of current affairs, opinion and issues, featuring stories making news in Canada from immigrants, newcomers, minorities & ethnic communities' point of view and interests.

Suspensions Article: Immigrant Population and Editorial Schools

suspensions article: The stark reality of lower academic achievement transcends borders and calls for shared strategies between countries, says Jerlando Jackson, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and chair of the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education, according to Toronto Star. Read more Ontario school boards to collect detailed data on hiring, suspensions Article Continued Below End unjust and ineffective practice of academic streaming Editorial Schools must collect more race-based data on students, report urges The sixth annual summit for researchers, policymakers, parents and students is being held in Toronto because it's one of the most diverse cities in the world with a large immigrant population, said Jackson, who is also director of his university's equity and inclusion laboratory. react-empty 167 We saw it as a unique place to unpack the divergent experiences from a global perspective. Amid mounting concern about those documented trends, a global summit is taking place in Toronto this week to address what organizers describe as common barriers around the world, particularly for Black males. The four-day event, previously held in such locations as England, Jamaica and Atlanta, includes workshops for students interested in pursuing post-secondary or graduate school and covers topics ranging from recruitment of diverse male teachers and mentorship to redesigning curriculum to engage Black youth and strategies for reducing suspensions and boosting graduation rates. Last month, the Ontario government announced it will require all school boards to collect race-based data aimed at identifying and addressing racial disparities and announced plans to end academic streaming in Grade 9, which disproportionately affects Black students. The gathering, in downtown Toronto, comes on the heels of major initiatives aimed at supporting Black students from the province and several school boards. ( As reported in the news.