Louise Brown has covered education for the Toronto Star on and off for more than 30 years, with a broad focus that ranges from kindergarten to grad school. She is partcularly interested in the impact family background has on learning, and what schools and campuses do – or should be doing – to bridge the gaps. She has written an exclusive Star Dispatches eRead, Chris Spence: How Plagiarism Caught Up with Toronto’s Top Educator, available in the Star Store (starstore.ca).