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No end to deep freeze @TDSB

No end to deep freeze @TDSB

Update on Capital Funding – TDSB’s New Policy on Land Severance  -Trustee Howard Kaplan Ward 5 The Provincial Government’s decision to freeze capital funding for TDSB put the Board in an difficult position. Several schools in the city are severely overcrowded and had begun construction projects to relieve the congestion. With funding frozen, these projects were halted and the communiti... »

Could your kids afford this?

Could your kids afford this?

Students overcome government-teachers dispute to publish school paper themselves The ongoing dispute between teachers and the Ontario government meant they lost their staff supervisor, their funding, and were blocked from meeting in the school’s classrooms, but a group of students at North Toronto Collegiate managed to beat the odds to publish the January edition of their school newspaper. Thirty ... »

Graduating students are IDLE NO MORE

Graduating students are IDLE NO MORE

So why is it taking off now and not five or 10 years ago?    A critical mass of educated young people.     Erica Lee is a 22-year-old Cree woman raised by a single mother in a rough part of town. She’s the first of her family to finish high school, the first to go to university and, as an organizer of the Idle No More movement, she represents a sea change in Canadian life and politics. When she wa... »

Weigh in on governance debate here:

Weigh in on governance debate here:

Errol Young, photographer, former school trustee, community activist and online education commentator  He represents community interests in the ongoing battles to keep public education public at a monthly assembly of groups and organizations which, for over a decade has run joint campaigns under the title of the  CAMPAIGN FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION. CPE's own 10 Point Program insists that parents, stude... »

Globe disses TDSB

Globe disses TDSB

The TDSB is “dysfunctional” and in the midst of a “governance crisis”.  So says Canada’s generally centre-right but influential Globe & Mail.  The paper calls for major change at the country’s largest school board.   CREDIT BELOW “Toronto in early 2013 finds itself facing a double crisis of governance. The first, of course, is at City Hall, where the m... »

“sour” trustees?

“sour” trustees?

It has been a thoroughly rotten week for the Toronto District School Board. Its much-admired education director, Chris Spence, has been caught plagiarizing. Its fiscal management is under scrutiny from the provincial government, which sent in consultants this week to help fix things. And, oh, its elementary-school teachers, like their colleagues around the province, are planning to walk off the jo... »

Where’s Dalton?

Where’s Dalton?

Jan. 04 2013,  11:20 AM EST  Dalton McGuinty has been Premier of Ontario for long enough, has put his family through enough sacrifice, that it’s normally hard to begrudge him a day off.  But on this day, it just didn’t feel right. You just have to take ownership of some decisions, right or wrong. And one that could lead simultaneously to ongoing chaos in the province’s schools, a protracted legal ... »

TDSB officials denounce Broten

  10:45pm Jan. 04 2013,  The same day Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten was preaching restraint as she imposed a tough new deal on teachers, she quietly renewed a contract with a maintenance workers’ union that billed a Toronto school $143 to install a pencil sharpener. Toronto District School Board officials denounced Ms. Broten’s unilateral decision to extend the board’s contract wit... »

Repeal Bill 115 THIS Friday

Repeal Bill 115 THIS Friday

This Friday at 4pm targeting Education Minister Laurel Broten’s Constituency Office 701 Evans Avenue Etobicoke.  Parents, teachers, 44oo education workers, students and community from across the city have been taking action at Friday after-school rallies since September. The weekly actions at the constituency offices of Liberal Cabinet Ministers and MPPs is to protect and enhance public educ... »

ESSENTIAL UPGRADE FOR EDUCATION IN TORONTO

ESSENTIAL UPGRADE FOR EDUCATION IN TORONTO

GIVE ALL OUR STUDENTS WHAT THEY NEED TO SUCCEED Following the 1998 amalgamation of school boards, Trustees lost the ability to determine local needs and to tax in order to fund them. Prior to that year Toronto’s seven school boards did NOT have constant year over year financial crises. However, when the province took over complete control of funding, the serious and serial problems began.  Right n... »

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