A new initiative to increase academic cooperation



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McGill University's Faculty of Education and the English Montreal School Board have launched a new initiative to increase academic cooperation and flow of knowledge through the two institutions. This program will bring more student teachers to the classroom and more children to the university. The overall goal of the initiative is to close the gap between theory and practice for education students. This program will initially run for 24 months, ending August 31, 2006. However, it may be renewed for another term of 24 months. Two Plateau-area EMSB schools, M.I.N.D. and Bancroft will participate in this partnership.

Pictured: Roger Slee, director of the McGill Faculty of Education and EMSB Director General Antonio Lacroce sign the official entente.

In the group photo: top row (left to right) Steven Jordan, chair of McGill's Department of Integrated Studies; Artemis Maravei, principal of Bancroft; Caroline Riches, Associate Director of the Undergraduate Program; Maria Araujo, a member of the Bancroft Governing Board; EMSB Deputy Director General Donald A. Reid; McGill Director of Student Teaching Fiona Berson; EMSB Regional Director Angeline Roumeliotis; M.I.N.D. Governing Board Chair Simon Horn; and M.I.N.D. Principal Donald Houston. Sitting are Roger Slee, director of the McGill Faculty of Education and EMSB Director General Antonio Lacroce.