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Listen up, baby

According to the Northwestern Health Unit, babies who were born from March to July this year may have missed their routine newborn hearing screen. Due to COVID-19, infant hearing screens that normally occurred in hospitals before discharge were halted. Services resumed in July and any new babies will receive their infant hearing screen as usual.

Ontario to prioritize merit over seniority in teacher hiring practices

This morning, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, revoked seniority based hiring of Ontario teachers, in favour of a merit-based model. The change will come into effect October 29, and will be a one-year policy, until the government and school boards can agree on a permanent solution, which address concerns of transparency and nepotism.