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gutting supports: 1st for the most vulnerable

gutting supports: 1st for the most vulnerable

Toronto March 20, 2012:   [Monday] night, senior staff finally released “the numbers” for positions that they claim will be sufficient to staff the Toronto District School Board for the 2012-2013 school year. ”We believe that these cuts will negatively impact student achievement, special education and safety if implemented”, said CUPE 4400 President John Weatherup. Most severely hit are two Unit C... »

..News release _ Monday, February 20th TORONTO  February 20, 2012  –   Seasoned community activist and leading by-election candidate for school trustee in Ward 17, Mary Hynes, plans to spend Family Day nearby her school talking to fellow parents. “Our schools are the custodians of our kids.  With all this economic turmoil, surely now is the time to protect them!,” said Hynes from her home in... »

drop flyers; ensure new trustees!

drop flyers; ensure new trustees!

Join Mary Hynes in Ward 17    &   Sam Sotiropoulos Ward 20  today!. Contact the candidates for details about morning, after school and weekend literature drops. Our future is now in the hands of Don Valley-East and Scarborough-Agincourt voters. Profile:  Mary T. Hynes – Trustee for Ward 17″ “Our children deserve a school, a community and a city that values them, their familie... »

Hynes stands up to Ford; now stands for by- election

Hynes stands up to Ford; now stands for by- election

left:  Don Valley East candidate in Feb 27th by-election. below Toronto Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti is out to get ‘repeat deputers’ like Mary T. Hynes  Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti signals how Mayor Rob Ford would like council to vote on a motion.  Mary T. Hynes, Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti has his sights on you. You are on his list of “repeat deputers.” That rhymes with “repeat polluters,”... »

k-12 to a life of debt is craziness

k-12 to a life of debt is craziness

Across Canada, public education activists will join students as they take to the streets on February 1, to call for a high-quality post-secondary education system that is equitable and free of financial barriers. CPE affiliated groups were alerted to the realities of today’s job realities by this week’s articles in the Toronto Star. Click here for details on an event near you.  Buses a... »

What happened @ TDSB this week

What happened @ TDSB this week

 All board meetings are public meetings and the  dates, agendas and minutes are posted  (&  live streamed) at tdsb.on.ca /boardroom   »

Feb 27 vote

Feb 27 vote

With a February 27th by-election campaign in its sights a city-wide assembly of public education groups reports that it is “overwhelmed” to see that a total of 30 candidates have registered to run for the position of school trustee in the two adjacent public school board wards of Scarborough-Agincourt  and Don Valley East. Campaign for Public Education spokesperson, Stephen Seaborn from the Maywor... »

class size to grow in Ontario?

class size to grow in Ontario?

..East Alternative School of TO Kevin Van Paassen:globe & Mail For Ontario’s self-styled “education premier,” damning criticism of one of his signature changes to the province’s schools is nothing new. Back when Dalton McGuinty took power in 2003, some of his own bureaucrats and advisers cautioned that lowering class sizes wouldn’t be worth the cost. In 2010, long after Mr. McGuinty’s Liberals... »

Beware school boards bearing gifts

Beware school boards bearing gifts

.. A round of nine public “pupil accommodation” meetings, held in rapid succession this fall announced the arrival of 10 Elementary Alternative Learning Opportunity (EALO) schools.  At most of the meetings, Toronto’s school board staff outnumbered any parents and community members who came.  Interestingly, in every meeting, the same explanation was given for why each site had bee... »

Disconnected board initiatives change nothing

Disconnected board initiatives change nothing

…   Dudley Paul reports  that when it comes to Toronto’s most marginalized students TDSB tends to put forward many disconnected initiatives without changing anything. “Committee Reports are often not fascinating reading. Yet, the Draft Report of the Achievement Gap Task Force [Toronto District School Board] came out with an unexpected zinger when it spoke about so-called “racialized gr... »

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