Vancouver suspends school closures

The Vancouver School Board is suspending the school-closure process indefinitely, after a number of staff took medical leaves, leaving the organization without the capacity to move forward. The [...]

The class divide

The TDSB has its “have” and “have not” schools. But compared with fundraising among its GTA counterparts, the Toronto board is a pauper. Its average of $118 per elementary student in [...]

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 [...]