Education matters

students strike for public funding

students strike for public funding

. Chile’s student demonstrations    Photo: Nomasnancis on Flic Chile’s school students joined a two day national strike today after three months of demonstrations and sit-ins all over the country during which teenagers challenged long-held views and managed to change laws regulating their country’s education. 40 secondary schools across the country, began the protest, with students using chairs an... »

school supplies regs

school supplies regs

    see also  NO MORE SCHOOL FEES FEES FOR LEARNING MATERIALS AND ACTIVITIES GUIDELINE  Ontario Ministry of Education – March 2011  Objectives and Definitions 1  Every student has the right to attend a school, where they are a qualified resident pupil, without payment of a fee. 2  In general, there should be no fees charged for day school programs. The costs of materials and activities for el... »

$170/year would nix tuition fees

$170/year would nix tuition fees

“If Ontario families were willing to pay…an average of $170 a year, undergraduate tuition fees in Ontario could be eliminated.” Today’s report from policyalternatives.ca »

No more school fees

No more school fees

 from the “CPE Vault”      25.03.11 Toronto Ontario schools will not be able to charge for textbooks, workbooks, musical instruments, science labs or any “flat fee for any course” under new student fee guidelines released Friday by the education ministry. Fees for guest speakers, visiting teachers or anything else that is a “mandatory element” are also not allowed, the guidelines state... »

special ed needs $15.4m

special ed needs $15.4m

        Funding essential to Cover the Full Cost of Special Education Programs and Services On June 22, 2011 The TDSB Board decided: Whereas, the Board is facing a funding shortfall of $15.4 million for Special Education programs and services; and Whereas, funding for Special Education has declined while the number of students with Individual Education Plans and Identification ... »

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... »

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