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Staff moves expeditiously: TDSB This Week

Staff moves expeditiously: TDSB This Week

  In less than 48 hours after a volatile  April 13th board of trustee’s meeting, Toronto District School Board staff had positioned a committee of the board to expedite the Director’s much-debated “Schools of Choice” agenda. In this exclusive commentary to CPE one longtime delegate to our monthly CPE assembly of organizations, Katie McGovern, reports: My TDSB package a... »

Educators’ duty: stop homophobic bullying -ETFO

Educators’ duty: stop homophobic bullying -ETFO

  Educators have a duty to stop bullying, homophobic behaviour: ETFODay of Pink a celebration and reminder that every student needs a safe place to learn Toronto, ON – In anticipation of the Day of Pink, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is challenging educators to do everything they can to make schools safe for all students. The call comes as schools, communities, and wor... »

Key forum documented online!

Key forum documented online!

  TDSB's "Office of Gender Violence" joined students, teachers and  community members on April 13th for an inspiring forum and panel    Publicly Funded Schools - an Educational Forum can now be watched online at http://www.xtra.ca/ Co-sponsored by Ontario Elementary Teachers and  Queer Ontario this National Anti-bullying Day of  Pink was a much-anticipated and overdue event. Forum drew over 200 an... »

Too many choices

Too many choices

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Taxes for better education

Taxes for better education

“An increased willingness among the majority to pay more taxes for education”, says a study on public attitudes toward education in Ontario* Excerpts: Public views of Ontario schools have markedly improved since the years of discord in the late 1990s and early years of the 21st century. Educational Finance Support for increased funding of all levels of education remains strong across a... »

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... »

Playing Fast and Loose With Public Education

Playing Fast and Loose With Public Education

Playing Fast and Loose With Public Education (Managing Editor Stephen Seaborn) was published by CPE and launched in Toronto September 2010 $10. (bulk orders), $15. each; $5. price students & unemployed, orders:     playingfast (at) campaignforpubliceducation.ca critique and comment:  playingfast (at) campaignforpubliceducation.ca CPE’s mandate is to insist that the necessary resources be alloc... »

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