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TO-Centre schools could close

TO-Centre schools could close

School closing review dates* have been posted by the school board  (tdsb.on.ca )   Mark your calendars, forward widely and sharpen your pencils: there are schools to save in one of the city’s most vulnerable commiunities! There are nine schools which are up for “review”.  Together they serve the poorest neighbourhoods in downtown Toronto. And each of the neighbourhoods they serve... »

No big screen advertising at school

No big screen advertising at school

globaltoronto.com 10.03.11 TORONTO – Toronto school trustees voted Wednesday night against a proposal to extend the use of video screens in high schools, a plan that would have included advertising on the monitors. The screens have been in place, without ads, in four downtown schools in a pilot test for the past year. They have been running student generated videos and messages of general in... »

Disappointing board response to democracy

Disappointing board response to democracy

Toronto March 10th Parents and community members from Northwest Toronto are discouraged and disappointed at the treatment their proposal for the democratization of the Rexdale ARC received at the hands of school board trustees in the Board meeting of March 9th.  Their proposal, delivered to a trustee committee last week was incorporated into Mr. Daryl Sage’s Review of the ARC process in such... »

Rich schools get richer thanks to private cash

Rich schools get richer thanks to private cash

Two public and two Catholic high schools in Greater Toronto are bringing in more than a million dollars a year through student fees, private revenue and fundraising, with dozens more each taking in at least half a million dollars. By contrast, other similar-sized schools report a fraction of that – one just $283,000 – raising questions about equity in the public education system. There... »

TDSB board meets Wed 7pm

TDSB board meets Wed 7pm

TDSB  Regular Meeting March 9, 2011    Open to public from 7pm   5050 Yonge St. TTC North York Centre subway stop Full Board Agenda at     http://www.tdsb.on.ca/boardroom/bd_agenda/AgendaMeeting2.asp?siteid=88&menuid=391&enablenav=true&id=10849 Note Agenda Item 11.6 Priorities and Planning Committee Report No. 20, February 28, 2011   The Committee decided to report and recommend as fol... »

Now, let’s think about the big picture….

Now, let’s think about the big picture….

THINK ABOUT THE BIG PICTURE »

Parents converge at TDSB

Parents converge at TDSB

Concerned Rexdale parents will converge on the Toronto District School Board on Monday, February 28th to plead for a more democratic decision-making process in the upcoming review of their community’s school capacity and for all children to be given the right to attend their neighbourhood school. Their proposal would increase parent representation and allow for students, school-based staff and com... »

Free breakfasts

Chicago's school board on [January 26th] adopted a sweeping new program to offer free breakfasts in the classrooms of Chicago Public Schools' 410,000 students, for kids from low-income families »

get involved

There are so many things you can do to help improve public education in Toronto. Step 1: The first step is to connect with others like yourself who’re deeply concerned about the state of public education in our city. Sending a rep from your group, agency or organization to our monthly meetings (4th Monday of each month except July and December) is a great way to do that. Or you can browse th... »

At risk schools

More accurate measure of hurdles students face ignores where they live and if they are immigrants Mar 17, 2009 Toronto Star LOUISE BROWN    The map of poverty across Toronto schools no longer counts apartments and immigrants. In a new way of measuring the socio-economic hurdles faced at different schools, the Toronto District School Board now takes a deeper look at family income and parent educati... »

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