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Fund our public schools – Star

Fund our public schools – Star

     Students of all backgrounds and family incomes learning together and getting the same opportunities: that’s the idea behind public schools.    But, when parents in the well-to-do neighbourhoods are able to raise funds among themselves to hire an art instructor while those in the lower-income areas cannot, or when students are required to pay a fee to access the school library or to play ... »

No more school fees

No more school fees

 from the “CPE Vault”      25.03.11 Toronto Ontario schools will not be able to charge for textbooks, workbooks, musical instruments, science labs or any “flat fee for any course” under new student fee guidelines released Friday by the education ministry. Fees for guest speakers, visiting teachers or anything else that is a “mandatory element” are also not allowed, the guidelines state... »

Aug-Sept: TDSB’s meetings

Aug-Sept: TDSB’s meetings

Check for updates HERE before you attend the meeting. Meetings are sometimes cancelled or held at short notice  Below is the amended list as of  late August.  All meetings are PUBLIC and at 5050 Yonge St     ttc: North York Centre  August-September Cycle August 24 (Wednesday) Human Resources and Professional Learning Committee 6 p.m. August 30 (Tuesday) Administration, Finance and Accountability C... »

What’s up at TDSB board?

What’s up at TDSB board?

Another board meeting took place August 17th.    This has been a busy summer for trustees.  Check  HERE for upcoming meetings of the Toronto District School Board. For minutes click here TDSB’s summer BOARD MEETINGs  have no minutes posted as of August 18th.  Other summer meetings were held on:   June 27, 2011  -to handle “fall staffing matters” July 6th with the following agenda... »

special ed needs $15.4m

special ed needs $15.4m

        Funding essential to Cover the Full Cost of Special Education Programs and Services On June 22, 2011 The TDSB Board decided: Whereas, the Board is facing a funding shortfall of $15.4 million for Special Education programs and services; and Whereas, funding for Special Education has declined while the number of students with Individual Education Plans and Identification ... »

Influencing council …

Influencing council …

This article is circulating among neighbourhood advocates along the downtown waterfront and is one suggestion of what Torontonians should do to influence the  political centre on Toronto City council. “Persistent, thoughtful public pressure, not on the mayor but on certain councillors, is the best and likely only way to change the trajectory of this administration. “This is the short t... »

School board blowback: school serving immigrants axed

Breaking news: This just in… Media advisory GOODERHAM & WORTS NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION  101 – 39 Parliament Street,  Toronto M5A 4R1 School board blowback over closure of school serving immigrant community   Toronto June 27 2011 –  The proposed closure of a school in the Regent Park community has nearby ratepayers wondering why they’ve been shut out of school board consultati... »

board insists public meeting Mon 27th despite shut out!

board insists public meeting Mon 27th despite shut out!

A final community consultation on the closure of a Regent Park school will go ahead as planned.  The meeting, called for Monday, June 27th (7pm at Winchester PS), has been in dispute since it was announced to an email list late last week. Appeals for it’s postponement due to inadequate community notification were sent to the school board officials early Wednesday morning but  by late Friday ... »

breaking news:

breaking news:

twitter.com/cpe_TO (CampaignForPublicEducation)  Joel_Dick tweets:    “Worried about ur local school being closed? I’ll talk with education activist @stephanoTO Thursday at 6:45am on @ckln_fm”             3 minutes ago »

TDSB board ends 11 hour marathon

TDSB board ends 11 hour marathon

TDSB passed a $2.9 billion budget, with amendment for more funding for the Model Schools for Inner City program. Trustee Kaplan requests Councillor Augemeri to speak to all Trustees on sale of Timothy Eaton. Board says, “no thanks”. TDSBStdnTrustee Jenny and Zane  #TDSB Vending contract – students and parents will be included in the discussion around vending machine contents... »

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