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Bolton & Chen re-elected

Bolton & Chen re-elected

News from Monday's Board Organizational Meeting. Chris Bolton, Trustee for Ward 10, was acclaimed by Trustees as the Chair of the Toronto District School Board during the annual Organizational Board meeting this evening. Shaun Chen, Trustee for Ward 21, was re-elected to the position of Vice Chair. A former Toronto school board teacher and principal, Chris Bolton brings nearly 40 years of experien... »

Many 100s teachers rally at board & give TDSB an F

Many 100s teachers rally at board & give TDSB an F

On Monday afternoon, Dec 3, 2012    several 100s of elementary teachers, parents and community allies gathered at 5050 Yonge St in Toronto and gave the TDSB an F for its handling of Bill 115 and Progress Reports. [more photos]  Andy Lomnicki, VP of ETT noted that:  “For the past few weeks, the TDSB’s handling of Bill 115 and fall Progress Reports has done nothing but inflame tensions b... »

small schools best -researchers

small schools best -researchers

For years, empirical studies have shown that urban centres like Toronto require small schools!  A recent review examined 57 post-1990 empirical studies of school size effects on a variety of student and organizational outcomes. The weight of evidence provided by this research clearly favors smaller schools.     ‘Students who traditionally struggle at school and students from disadvantaged so... »

Give the TDSB an “F” Monday

Give the TDSB an “F” Monday

Give the TDSB an F For Its Handling of Bill 115 and Progress Reports Monday Dec 3, 2012 @ 4:30 – 6PM   TDSB BOARD OFFICE   For the past few weeks, the TDSB’s handling of Bill 115 and fall Progress Reports has done nothing but inflame tensions between teachers, principals, and parents and sow confusion. In stark contrast to the majority of schools boards across Ontario, the TDSB al... »

playgrounds safe

playgrounds safe

TORONTO SCHOOL BOARD WILL NOT SELL see also: Toronto School Board right not to sell playgrounds: Salutin. The Toronto District School Board has voted down a proposal to raise money for capital projects by selling land at some Toronto schools to developers. The Board voted 15 to 7 against a plan that could have seen playgounds and athletic fields sold off to raise $100-million. The board needs the ... »

In School out of Schooltime

In School out of Schooltime

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012  1pm – 4pm SPT’s Research & Policy Forum  What’s happening with community programming in Toronto schools?  Find out and join the discussion! Featuring Guest Speakers:  Susan Fletcher, Chair of the SPACE Coalition, on the changes to community use of schools in Toronto and across Ontario  Miya Narushima, Associate Professor at Brock University, on her research w... »

Special Education cannot be cut – Judge

Special Education cannot be cut – Judge

. School discriminated against boy by cutting special-needs program: top court A landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision has put schools on strict notice that they cannot evade their responsibility to accommodate children with special needs. Waving aside the financial woes of a North Vancouver school board, the court concluded on Tuesday that it had discriminated against a dyslexic child who was... »

McGuinty austerity policies: huge impact on kids

McGuinty austerity policies: huge impact on kids

Current provincial austerity policies are having both an immediate and a lasting impact on working class kids who are forced to take on part time work to help their families cover monthly costs. (Reports suggest that the vast majority of high school students work in part time jobs.) After years of cuts Ontario has the lowest tax rates in Canada and spends the least on social programs and services.... »

“A Trojan horse for school closings” says Globe report

“A Trojan horse for school closings” says Globe report

In Saturday’s Globe and Mail Kate Hammer reports that TDSB’s “K-12 Strategy” consultations are essentially “a Trojan horse for school closings” . Here is her report: As a father of two young children, there are a lot of things Corby Fine would change about Toronto’s public schools. He thinks that technology is too important to allow some schools to have tablets ... »

Public education by numbers

Public education by numbers

$2billion:  the amount McGuinty’s Bill 115 extracts from Ontario’s public education budget over 2-3 years. $2billion:   the amount Ontario would generate per year if we simply restored the corporate tax rate to 14%; the 2009 level. ________________________________________________________________________ Sources: Ontario Ministry of Finance, Ontario Budget 2012, Public Service Alliance ... »

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