Two new trustees

Alexandra Lulka and Avtar Minhas were elected in TDSB wards 5 and 1 Monday in city by-elections. Detailed polling results here.

Taxation powers could fix schools

Of all the duties that educational leaders and policy-makers have, ensuring that schools are safe is arguably the most important. But it looks like that is not happening in our city. Documents [...]

Neethan Shan elected Trustee

Neethan Shan swept to victory Monday night, January 25th, when 55% of voters in Scarborough Rouge River supported him as a new TDSB trustee in a ward 21 by-election.  Neethan Shan, the [...]

The racialization of poverty

SCHOOLS ARE NOT POWERLESS TO ADDRESS RACIAL DISPARITIES   As schools learn more about poverty and race, they should be careful not to let that lead to a culture of fatalism SACHIN MAHARAJ  STAR [...]

Hall’s 20 recommendations

The Barbara Hall panel report on TDSB governance contains these 20 recommendations: Recommendation 1: That the Minister of Education immediately take steps to appoint a supervisor to work [...]

Hall report on TDSB governance

The Toronto District School Board should be placed under provincial supervision and then broken up if it can’t improve serious cultural problems after a year, former mayor Barbara Hall [...]

Schools grossly underfunded

“The Ministry of Education needs $1.4 billion per year to maintain schools in a state of good repair. However, actual annual funding in the last five years has ranged from $150 million to [...]

Quan’s departure

 Ontario coaxed TDSB director Donna Quan into new job, sources say.   The Ontario government created a senior advisory role within its bureaucracy for the Toronto District School Board’s [...]