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Spending by trustees at Catholic board spurs audit

JAMES RUSK Globe and Mail   May 8, 2008 In the wake of a scathing report about excessive spending by trustees of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, the province moved quickly yesterday to order in an auditor to examine trustee expense claims for the past five years. The report found that the trustees have voted themselves the richest package of benefits of any school board in th... »

City – Board pools community meeting

Community Meeting NoticeThe Future of Our Pools at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, Glenview SR Public School & Allenby JR Public SchoolTuesday, May 13, 2008 Dear Ward 16 Resident, On Tuesday, May 13, 2008, I will be holding a joint community consultation with TDSB Trustee Howard Goodman to discuss tentative measures to keep the pools at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, Glenview SR Publi... »

Catholic board wants time to balance books

Chair appeals to education ministry to hold off cuts of full-day kindergarten and literacy programsToronto Star May 07, 2008 Kristin Rushowy Toronto's Catholic board is appealing to the education ministry for more time to balance its budget to avoid cutting full-day kindergarten and crucial literacy programs for young children. A government spokesperson yesterday said "it's a conversa... »

Rally Makes Waves

From: Let's Make Waves    Tuesday, May 06, 2008 9:49 AM May 1st Rally results in meeting with Education Minister Kathleen WynneDid you know that drowning is the second leading cause of death in Canadians under the age of 14? Did you know that 95% of children in schools with pools can swim by Grade 6? Last week we kicked off the start of National Summer Safety Week, when students... »

Special needs require congregated schools

Letter to editor of Toronto Star   re. April 26 & 30, Lessons in Acceptance I take exception to the responses the Toronto Star received espousing abolishing congregated schools and programs. They argue that all students with special needs, without exception, must be integrated into regular classes. This approach is ignorant of the needs of children in congregated schools. Across the ... »

11 New Parenting Centres for Toronto

Boards to add 34 parenting help centres May 02, 2008 Toronto Star  Kristin Rushowy School boards across Ontario will open 34 new parenting and family literacy centres this fall – half of them in Greater Toronto – after a $2 million boost in funding from the provincial government. The centres, which began in Toronto more than 30 years ago, are expanding across the province and... »

Inner city schools working

Model Schools ramp up Inner city program results 'very encouraging' for kids, teachers and communityBRYN WEESE, Toronto SUN  Wed, April 30, 2008 The results are in, and by all accounts, Model Schools for Inner Cities is working. The program, which the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) launched at three inner city elementary schools a year ago, was designed to better support st... »

Provincial cash for a new pool

St. Catharines Standard – Ontario, CA   20/04/2008    http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca Quite often, this space is used to critique government and/or its programs.But when government comes through and does something right, it should be recognized.Such is the announcement last week that the province will pitch in $4.5 million for St. Catharines to build a new indoor ... »

Outdated funding put schools at risk

Thursday April 24, 2008   CityNews.ca   Hundreds of schools across the province are at risk of closure thanks to declining enrolment and an outdated provincial funding system, a recent study suggests. People for Education released a report Wednesday that outlines the effects lower birth rates are having on the school system, especially in rural areas. School boards across Ontario ha... »

Kindergarten plans would be second rate, teachers’ union says

JILL MAHONEY The Globe and Mail  April 23, 2008 The prospect of holding full-day kindergarten in non-school buildings with a mixture of teachers and early childhood educators would result in a second-rate education, an Ontario teachers' union says. David Clegg, president of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, said parents would not accept such measures. "The potential... »

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