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Boards take non-standard approach to Ontario's standardized high school math test

Boards take non-standard approach to Ontario's standardized high school math test

There's nothing standard about Ontario's provincewide high school math test this year.
Saskatchewan to start managing Omicron variant like other common respiratory viruses

Saskatchewan to start managing Omicron variant like other common respiratory viruses

REGINA — Saskatchewan is revising its public health orders as it moves to treat the COVID-19 Omicron variant like other common respiratory viruses such as influenza.
Prince Edward Island to conduct case and contact management when schools open Monday

Prince Edward Island to conduct case and contact management when schools open Monday

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island's chief medical officer says COVID-19 case and contact management will be conducted once public school students return to in-person learning on Monday.

Ontario to begin resuming non-urgent surgeries on Monday

TORONTO — Some surgeries paused due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Ontario will start resuming next week, when businesses shuttered by public health measures can reopen their doors, as the province's top doctor sends a message about learning to live
Florida sheriff fires deputy union head after COVID-19 fight

Florida sheriff fires deputy union head after COVID-19 fight

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.

Ontario releases guidelines for who can receive Paxlovid treatment for COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario is prioritizing older, unvaccinated residents and immunocompromised individuals for a new antiviral COVID-19 treatment, as limited supplies become available across the province.
Hospital patient without COVID shot denied heart transplant

Hospital patient without COVID shot denied heart transplant

MENDON, Mass.
Education chief: 'We must make up for lost time' in schools

Education chief: 'We must make up for lost time' in schools

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Thursday that the nation’s schools must act more urgently to help millions of students who have fallen behind during the pandemic. "We must make up for lost time,” he said.
Union says Nova Scotia teachers feeling strain of staff shortages caused by COVID-19

Union says Nova Scotia teachers feeling strain of staff shortages caused by COVID-19

HALIFAX — Nearly two weeks after in-person learning resumed in Nova Scotia schools, teachers are feeling the strain of staff shortages, says the head of their union.
World remembers Holocaust as antisemitism rises in pandemic

World remembers Holocaust as antisemitism rises in pandemic

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Survivors recalled their agony to a world they fear is forgetting, Israel's parliamentary speaker wept in the German parliament and politicians warned of a resurgence of antisemitism on Thursday's International Holocaust Remembr