The First Province-Wide Student Newspaper

    TORONTO, March 12 /CNW/ - The Ontario Student Trustees' Association is
excited to announce the first edition of the first province-wide student
newspaper, The Papercut: The Student Voice.
    The bimonthly journal is written entirely by students. In the first
issue, a diverse group of teens from across the province tackles the question
"what are schools and what should they become?"
    "This paper embodies the unique perspective and vision of the voice that
matters most in education - students. We are thrilled to initiate this new
endeavour as a way to connect students across the province in open dialogue
that strives to celebrate education and realise improvements," said
association president Andrew Pawluch, of Sudbury.
    The paper is being made available to school boards across the province by
mail and an electronic copy, which will be placed on the association's
    "The journal is a unique way to join the province's diverse student and
youth population in a discussion of ideas," said OSTA communications director
Jonathan Scott, the paper's editor. "We're very excited about the start and
hope to make it better in the coming editions."
    The paper is written with the goal of advancing the student vision in
education, to help improve the quality of education in Ontario.
    A copy of the newspaper is available by emailing

    As the largest student stakeholder in Ontario's education system,
OSTA-AECO represents the 1.9 million students in the four publicly funded
school sectors. The association promotes the unity without conformity of all
affiliated student trustees in order to advance the student vision. Student
trustees are youth representatives elected by their peers to bring the student
voice to school board tables to improve the quality of education in schools
across the province.

    Disponible en francais.

For further information:

For further information: Jonathan Scott at or (705) 795-0548

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