Education matters

Act now to save community pools

Act now to save community pools

Toronto is looking at eliminating programming at 12 school-based community centres: Bloordale, Brown, Earl Beatty, Fairmount Park/Bowmore, Hillcrest, James S. Bell, John English, John G. Althouse, Keele, McNicoll, The Elms and Thistletown.  (the Star) Clearly, if this passes, there is NO commitment from the City to relocate or accommodate cancelled programming.  One group of concerned parents (Ear... »

Vancouver city & trustee elections

Vancouver city & trustee elections

The good news from Vancouver’s Nov. 19 civic election was very good. But the news for Canada’s oldest progressive municipal reform party was very, very bad. On the positive side, over 140,000 Vancouverites went to the polls (a relatively high turnout of 34%), blocking this city’s version of the Rob Ford gang in Toronto. Mayor Gregor Robertson of the centrist Vision party was re-e... »

School-based management

School-based management

  Quebec Minister plans to cut English school budgets’ As alarming as the size of the cuts is the move towards “school-based” management of purchasing and, more ominously, labour relations. Minister plans to cut English school budgets; Quebec boards say there’s no ‘fat to cut’ By: Kevin Dougherty English school boards in Quebec feel like they have had the &... »

EXPLORING SCHOOLS AS COMMUNITY HUBS

EXPLORING SCHOOLS AS COMMUNITY HUBS

Investigating application of the community hub model in context of the closure of Athabasca School, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and other small schools Executive Summary The purpose of this report is to research the concept and model of community hubs, specifically schools that have become community hubs, and to investigate the hub model as an alternative to the closure of Athabasca School, a nei... »

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... »

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