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WHERE to advise Hall on TDSB governance

SCHEDULE OF CONSULTATIONs  Tues May 19 7-9pm Lawrence Heights North York West) (see map) Wed May 20   7-9pm    North York Central   North York Central Library  5120 Yonge St.  (Yonge north of Sheppard) Sat May 30  11am-1pm   Scarborough South    McGregor Park Community Centre 2231 Lawrence Ave. (Btwn. Birchmount &  Kennedy) Check for updates at http://consultationsontdsb.ca/consultations-on-td... »

public education is about empathy

public education is about empathy

 There is a basic cognitive science result I call “pre-conscious assimilation.” Within a tenth of a second, incoming information — whether in language, vision, or touch — is unconsciously changed, often radically, to information that better fits what is already in your brain. In short, what you become conscious of often depends on what you already assume, not on external facts presented. Those bra... »

Support for teachers grows

Support for teachers grows

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New Health Education Curriculum

New Health Education Curriculum

 Thousands of parents kept their kids away from school in Ontario this week because the provincial government has developed the utterly bonkers notion that students should have some information about sexual activity before they choose to engage in it. Why improve sex education for kids when they can easily access porn sites?  ELIZABETH RENZETTI The Globe and Mail I know, what are politicians think... »

school-based daycares fighting eviction!

school-based daycares fighting eviction!

“…I don’t know why they are trying to close our centre,” said Venus Mawirat, whose 3-year-old son Galen attends APS Daycare at North Preparatory Junior Public School which is facing eviction in June. The centre, near Spadina and Eglinton Aves., is among at least three school-based daycares in the city that are being squeezed for space by schools that are bursting at the seams. Another ... »

Funding formula explained

Torontoist Explains: Ontario’s Education Funding Formula We walk through the complicated funding allocation for Ontario primary and secondary schools, and what that means for students.   BY PATRICK METZGER With teacher strikes threatening to disrupt the end of the school year in several Ontario districts, including Peel region, the hows and whys of education funding are under more scrutiny than ev... »

Educational workers fight back against government

Educational workers fight back against government

Educational workers have become the main target for the provincial government’s austerity agenda.   Even before the provincial budget was announced, it had been decided educational workers would have to settle for a’net zero’collective agreement. After the debacle of Bill 115, the government came up with Bill 122, an Act respecting collective bargaining in Ontario’s school ... »

As teachers’ strikes loom over Ontario, the fight isn’t about salaries, though it is about the bottom line

As teachers’ strikes loom over Ontario, the fight isn’t about salaries, though it is about the bottom line

 It’s been over a week since public high school teachers in Durham went on strike, closing schools for 21,000 students, and no one seems to be able to explain why. “Perhaps someone (either side) can actually tell us why talks are not being held? There is such a lack of concrete information,” Trish Scovil Taylor, a parent, wrote on the Durham District School Board Facebook page. On that site and on... »

Corporate tax rockbottom as education under-funding continues

Finance ministers were up to their fiscal trickery last week: cooking the numbers to balance their books while our schools crumble. The feds, which slashed provincial education & health transfer payments back in the mid-80s, this week further reduced revenues by delivering 5 billion dollars in tax cuts (mostly benefiting the country’s wealthiest 15%) while also snipping 36 billion dollars from... »

Who’s consulted, where, why?

The current “consultation” on the governance of the TDSB is unprecedented.  The appointed panel headed by former mayor Barbara Hall is looking at the governance model for only the Toronto Board and no other board in the province.  These public consultation meetings are run by the public relations firm GSI. There are many problems with this process. The locations of the consultation mee... »

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