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This school year marks the 10th anniversary of CPE!

This school year marks the 10th anniversary of CPE!

  Give Students What They Need to Succed: the birth of Campaign for Public Education In October of 2001 Toronto Parents Network, the Toronto Federation of Chinese Parents and the Parent Community Network, Toronto education workers (CUPE) and teachers federations adopted the name of Campaign for Public Education in a united fight against the Harris / Eves education funding cutbacks.  The strug... »

CPE’s Provincial Election Platform

CPE’s Provincial Election Platform

      Ontario Provincial  Election October 6  2011 equity & excellence in public education   Our public schools fully-funded as neighbourhood hubs our platform To maintain our standing as one of the best in the world, Ontario must fully fund public education Education revenue must be increased to the levels it was in Canada 30 years ago. Ontario must invest in ongoing curriculum development an... »

question each candidate on education

question each candidate on education

Education Day, Sept 20, is our chance to get to know our candidates in advance of October 6th Ontario’s election day.                                      On Tuesday Sept 20th local candidates from all provincial parties will be questioned on the issues affecting public education.” In each riding across Ontario, Trustees of public school boards, including TDSB, will host open forums at their local... »

educators caution tdsb about 9/11

educators caution tdsb about 9/11

A  Toronto group, Educators for Peace and Justice, are circulating a petition to the TDSB this week in advance of 9/11 commemorative ceremonies in publicly funded school boards          “As the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks approaches, we the undersigned – teachers, educators, parents, and concerned members of the public – urge the Toronto District School Board to consi... »

Watch TTC subway screens for CPE!

Watch TTC subway screens for CPE!

As a Toronto student, parent, planner, teacher, community organization member, concerned taxpayer if you are committed to publicly-funded, quality education you will want to click here:  Important dates clip (1)   CPE’s 1st ever Back to School broadcast messaging is now screening muliple times a day throughout  Toronto’s network of TTC subway messaging screens.  Have a look and te... »

Tories would slash  funding -Dalton

Tories would slash funding -Dalton

  The Canadian Press – Aug 17, 2011  19h20 McGuinty warns of education disputes if Tories elected The Ontario NDP says it will re-examine school funding if elected in October. (CBC.ca)    Ontario’s education system could once more be plagued by bitter labour disputes and sweeping budget cuts if the Progressive Conservatives are elected this fall, Premier Dalton McGuinty warned Wed... »

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... »

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