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Dawn Danko Hamilton Spectator – In the News – Schools The Heart of a Neighbourhood

Dear Friends in Ward 7:

School closures have been the dominant topic of discussion during the campaign for Ward 7 – Hamilton Central Mountain Public School Trustee.

In my recent opinion piece in the Hamilton Spectator, I touch on the ongoing issues created by school closures in our communities, but I also wanted to highlight some of the very positive changes that I would work for in public education if elected.

You can read the piece here:

Dawn Danko Hamilton Spectator – Schools The Heart of a Neighbourhood

Here are a few excerpts:

Despite the challenges, I am still excited about opportunities for public education in Hamilton.

For me, the question has changed from “Which schools will close?” to “How do we prevent this from happening again?”

…when I look at my children’s school and others, I see excellent education from quality teachers, a strong parent community and passionate neighbourhoods.

There is challenging work ahead: facilitating upcoming transitions for students; managing transportation issues created by boundary changes; ensuring positive and inclusive learning environments; effectively incorporating new technologies (such as iPads) into the classroom.

I am running for Ward 7 public school board trustee because I see wonderful new opportunities for public education in Hamilton.

Sincerely,

Dawn Danko

Dawn Danko Hamilton Public School Trustee Candidate

Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain

Dawn Danko Trustee Hamilton Central Mountain Ward 7 Public School Trustee 2014 Municipal Election HWDSB, Marlon Picken, Sarah Warry-Poljanski

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Preparing Students for a Successful Future

Dear Friends in Ward 7:

These kids today…

This is often the first thing that you will hear from business owners and employers when asked about how the public education system can better prepare students for the future.

Businesses want to hire well educated, motivated, hard working critical thinkers – but business owners tell me that finding new graduates with those qualities can be very difficult.

Instead, I hear all kinds of complaints that we are graduating students with an over inflated sense of entitlement and an unwillingness to start at an entry level position and work up the ladder.

As we move towards an increasingly globalized economy, we are not doing our students any favours by perpetuating the illusion that you can be successful without hard work.

In the following article, I will share some of my ideas for how we could better prepare our students for a successful future.

Sincerely,

Dawn Danko

Public School Trustee Candidate

Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain

Trustee Dawn Danko Hamilton Central Mountain Ward 7 Public School Trustee 2014 Municipal Election HWDSB, Marlon Picken, Sarah Warry-Poljanski

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