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“Province driving school closures”

“Province driving school closures”

Get ready, “school closings are coming to a neighbourhood near you”, said Janet Bojti, a respected adult learning instructor, neighbourhood organizer and member of CPE’s Save Our School’s committee, in an interview on CKLN 88.1 FM’s “Word of Mouth” last night.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p_WbQrL44g&feature=player_embedded Some of the city’s most d... »

Most Ontario high schools charge prohibited ‘course fees’

Most Ontario high schools charge prohibited ‘course fees’

Almost 70 per cent of Ontario high schools charge students fees for courses — fees that aren’t allowed under the Education Act, says a new report by People for Education. “Despite this prohibition, there appears to be many grey areas,” says the report released Thursday morning by the research and advocacy group. “In some schools, students must pay a student activity fee in order to receive their c... »

Okay, we’ll reign in the fees -Libs

Okay, we’ll reign in the fees -Libs

The Canadian Press   Thursday Mar. 24, 2011    TORONTO — Public schools in Ontario will get new guidelines from the province Friday telling them what extra fees they can and cannot charge. The advocacy group People for Education released a report today saying fees charged for courses, student activities and athletics are on the rise in Ontario high schools. It says 53 per cent of high schools char... »

parents asked to aid schools with more of their own funds

parents asked to aid schools with more of their own funds

A number of Ontario high schools have begun charging fees for mandatory courses, including English and science, raising questions about fair access to public education. In a report released Thursday, parent advocacy group People for Education found that 6 per cent of Ontario high schools charged fees for English classes, which are mandatory in every grade, and 14 per cent charged fees for science,... »

fighting homophobia; the teen slur “That’s so gay”

fighting homophobia; the teen slur “That’s so gay”

In some gay-straight student clubs, like the one at Maxwell Heights Secondary School in Oshawa, it’s all out in the open – who’s gay, who’s bisexual, who’s straight. In other clubs, like the gay-straight alliance Dylan Ungerman Sears belongs to at Toronto’s Vaughan Road Academy, “we could all be straight or most of us gay; we don’t know and it wouldn’t matter. We’re not a support group; we’re a gr... »

No big screen advertising at school

No big screen advertising at school

globaltoronto.com 10.03.11 TORONTO – Toronto school trustees voted Wednesday night against a proposal to extend the use of video screens in high schools, a plan that would have included advertising on the monitors. The screens have been in place, without ads, in four downtown schools in a pilot test for the past year. They have been running student generated videos and messages of general in... »

Disappointing board response to democracy

Disappointing board response to democracy

Toronto March 10th Parents and community members from Northwest Toronto are discouraged and disappointed at the treatment their proposal for the democratization of the Rexdale ARC received at the hands of school board trustees in the Board meeting of March 9th.  Their proposal, delivered to a trustee committee last week was incorporated into Mr. Daryl Sage’s Review of the ARC process in such... »

TDSB board meets Wed 7pm

TDSB board meets Wed 7pm

TDSB  Regular Meeting March 9, 2011    Open to public from 7pm   5050 Yonge St. TTC North York Centre subway stop Full Board Agenda at     http://www.tdsb.on.ca/boardroom/bd_agenda/AgendaMeeting2.asp?siteid=88&menuid=391&enablenav=true&id=10849 Note Agenda Item 11.6 Priorities and Planning Committee Report No. 20, February 28, 2011   The Committee decided to report and recommend as fol... »

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