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CPE letter in The Star

Much more to report than meets the eye  LETTER TO THE EDITORToronto Star   Jan 15, 2008 re The real schools issue  Letter, Jan. 13 While the media have been focusing on what Chris Glover calls "American-style solutions," a more thorough reading of the school safety report reveals that Julian Falconer turns his spotlight on the years of government underfunding. He spec... »

Hire workers to support youth

 TheStar  Jan 14, 2008   LETTER TO THE EDITOR The carrot or the stick? re: Why schools aren't safe   Jan. 11 As a kindergarten teacher with the Toronto District School Board, I applaud parts of the Falconer report for recommending the hiring of more social workers, community advisers, and child and youth workers to support marginalized youth. But the report doesn&... »

Make Schools Inclusive

Toronto Star  Jan 12, 2008 04:30 AM re Searches urged at schools Jan. 10   To keep our schools safe, we must focus on solutions that address causes and not just effects. Eye-grabbing headlines and sensationalized news coverage that puts undue emphasis on the Falconer commission recommendations about regular weapons searches at schools and bringing in gun-detecting dogs do not help. In fa... »

Violence report reveals culture of fear in Toronto schools

Jordana Huber   dose.ca   Published: Thursday, January 10, 2008 TORONTO – A panel investigation into school-based violence said the Toronto District School Board should consider using firearm-detecting canine units to randomly conduct "non-intrusive" searches of student lockers and all potential storage areas to ensure weapons are not being hidden, according to ... »

BOARD erupts over Afro school curriculum

29 November 2007 Board meeting erupts over black school plan Toronto Star »

ongoing neglect of our youth

  Equity Policy Advisory Committeeof the Toronto District School Board Submission to the School Community Safety Advisory Panel  Mr. Julian Falconer,  ChairNovember 7, 2007 “…schools cannot be separated from the larger community. They spring from and form part of the community surrounding them. The social issues that plague the communities outside our schools – su... »

youth training module

Organizing for Student Activism Nov 9-10, 2007 certificate training CPE’s organizing component is pleased to announce that registration is now open for November’s youth activism training course: Organizing for Student Activism Activism One:   a 6- hour training module of key organizing skills for public education activism Instructor:        ... »

Teachers decry gender tragedy

Funding Cuts to Status of Women Canada Bring More Bad News     Closure of National Association of Women and the Law decried by teachers     TORONTO, Oct. 11 /CNW/ – Closure of a feminist organization that has championed women's equality rights since 1974 demonstrates the devastating results of changes to the mandate of the Status of Women Canada, says the pr... »

After School Barrier!

University tuition continues to climb Oct 19, 2007 09:39 AM   Daniel Girard Education Reporter Hildah Otieno has a dilemma. She cannot afford to go to university full-time but the longer she takes to finish, the costlier it becomes. “I have to work to pay the bills,” said Otieno, 25, a second-year student in non-profit management at Ryerson University, where she logs about 25 hour... »

Election day votrer assets under the raydar?

TORONTO SCHOOL BOARD REVENUE Crombie chosen to find cash in surplus properties   JOHN LORINC      Special to The Globe &  Mail Oct 10, 2007 The cash-strapped Toronto District School Board has named former Toronto mayor David Crombie to head a new real estate corporation with a mandate to sell surplus land and squeeze more revenue out of dozens of school ... »

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