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To succeed, we need trustee taxation powers returned

To succeed, we need trustee taxation powers returned

In April the participating organizations at the Campaign for Public Education resolved  to sent the following letter to Ontario’s Premier, the Hon Kathleen Wynne. Dear Premier Wynne, Further to our February  11th letter, we would  like to raise a question with you when we meet. CPE’s association of Toronto-based agencies and organizations is looking forward to sitting down with you to examin... »

Where’s Dalton?

Where’s Dalton?

Jan. 04 2013,  11:20 AM EST  Dalton McGuinty has been Premier of Ontario for long enough, has put his family through enough sacrifice, that it’s normally hard to begrudge him a day off.  But on this day, it just didn’t feel right. You just have to take ownership of some decisions, right or wrong. And one that could lead simultaneously to ongoing chaos in the province’s schools, a protracted legal ... »

Students aren’t high on the priority list

Students aren’t high on the priority list

“Governing is about priorities. Students can’t help but notice they aren’t high on the list.”    David Suzuki June 2012  The Campaign for Public Education has closely examined Ontario’s Bill 115 and is, frankly, appalled with this legislation that will extract more than $2 billion from education funding.  It was not done to expand or consolidate programs or services – the stated purpose was to “fi... »

TDSB meetings this week

TDSB meetings this week

All committee meetings at Toronto District School Board, 5050 Yonge St,  and open to the public unless marked “private“.  TTC: North York Centre subway.  Look for agenda details and documents at tdsb.on.ca/boardroom  prior to each meeting. Monday 24 September LEARNING TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIC PLANNING, 12 noon, Cte Room A Agenda Includes: –  e-Summer School Results (oral update) R... »

Budget showdown averted but cuts could come during summer break.

Budget showdown averted but cuts could come during summer break.

At 7pm at 5050 Yonge /North York Centre subway/ Toronto’s public school board will pass a budget for the coming school year.       It APPEARS that plans to cut the staff at TDSB’s Gender-Based Violence Prevention office have been delayed until August when the Ministry of Education will conduct a review to deliver $9m in cuts. Please come to 5050 Yonge at 6:30pm today to witness what Tr... »

Provincial BUDGET slashing by school board

Provincial BUDGET slashing by school board

 Monday April 30, 2012  BUDGET committee   4:30 pm, Cte Rm A    Agenda: Direct Funding Versus Expenditures Comparison 2010-11 to 2012-13, Projected ................... 1 6. The Grants..............Separate Document (BC:035C) 7. Private Matter........Separate Document (BC:035B »

April showers target city’s most marginalized: 493.5 EA + 134 office positions slashed*

April showers target city’s most marginalized: 493.5 EA + 134 office positions slashed*

The question of re-considering TDSB layoffs for the 134 School Office Staff still has not taken place. The Union [representing the staffers] maintains that moving so many staff will cause serious disruption to the learning environment.  Taking out 134 full-time equivalent positions ensures damage and chaos. Make no mistake:  the restructuring that the Board has wanted (moving office staff from sec... »

public system private money

public system private money

Fees, Fundraising and Equity in Education Recently, Social Planning Toronto released a much anticipated report at the University of Toronto which points out that school fees and fundraising activities create unequal opportunities for students in schools and between schools, and make our public school system less inclusive and accessible. “With a fundraising element, the public school system become... »

What’s up at TDSB board?

What’s up at TDSB board?

Another board meeting took place August 17th.    This has been a busy summer for trustees.  Check  HERE for upcoming meetings of the Toronto District School Board. For minutes click here TDSB’s summer BOARD MEETINGs  have no minutes posted as of August 18th.  Other summer meetings were held on:   June 27, 2011  -to handle “fall staffing matters” July 6th with the following agenda... »

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... »

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