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 [...]

Jan 25th byelection

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has requested the City to conduct a by-election to fill the vacancy in the office of Trustee Ward 21 Scarborough – Rouge River (City Wards 41 and [...]

Question MPs on fixing our schools

Ask your newly elected MP this question “Given that curling rinks and hockey arenas receive federal infrastructure money, how much will the government be prepared to invest in repairing and [...]