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Message from the Director of Education
Message from the Director of Education
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​July 28, 2020

E-Learning Video Removed


Dear Families,


It has come to our attention that during an e-learning Civics and Careers Continuing Education course, a  video that showed a biased point of view on the Israel/ Palestinian conflict was shared with online participants. 

The video was created and distributed by e-Learning Ontario and is included in the resources for the revised e-Learning Civics and Careers curriculum. This particular video was part of a selection of 4 videos that are available to all school boards in Ontario.

While this is not a YRDSB video, or a YRDSB course, we would like to be clear that we do not support the sharing of biased content or misinformation to students. We brought this to the attention of the Ministry of Education’s E-Learning Ontario, and the video has been reviewed and  removed from the resources available to school boards 


YRDSB continues to work to create learning spaces, including virtually, that are safe, welcoming and inclusive. 


We are disappointed that some of  our students were hurt by this video  and please know that the views expressed  are not indicative of the beliefs of the YRDSB school community.  If parents have concerns about their child and feel that they need additional support, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school.

Sincerely,


Louise Sirisko, Director of Education


 
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