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Toronto’s endorsed candidates

Toronto’s endorsed candidates

In the countdown to our October 6th provincial election CPE has endorsed the following Toronto candidates.  We recommend them for your serious consideration. Michael Prue, Beaches – East York Michael Coteau, Don Valley East Kathleen Wynne, Don Valley West Mike Colle, Eglinton-Lawrence Laurel Broten, Etobicoke-Lakeshore Donna Cansfield, Etobicoke-Centre Cheri DiNovo, Parkdale-High Park Tracy MacCha... »

Fund our public schools – Star

Fund our public schools – Star

     Students of all backgrounds and family incomes learning together and getting the same opportunities: that’s the idea behind public schools.    But, when parents in the well-to-do neighbourhoods are able to raise funds among themselves to hire an art instructor while those in the lower-income areas cannot, or when students are required to pay a fee to access the school library or to play ... »

Sept start to next tdsb budget: 2012-13

Sept start to next tdsb budget: 2012-13

Note that: On Wednesday June 22nd a board committee recommended $53.3m in cuts this fall. currently $175.8 million of programs and activities of the TDSB board are not directly supported or funded by government. A Budget Strategy for 2012-13 and Beyond   (final wording: tdsb board room ) On motion of Trustee Atkinson, amended by Trustees Rutka and Kaplan, the June 22nd Board meeting considered: Wh... »

board eyes poor school on prime land

board eyes poor school on prime land

School board eyes poor school on prime land On June 14th close to 80 community members, parents, children and teachers gathered in Toronto’s oldest residential neighbourhood (Ward 14 downtown) to learn that community-based schools were to be shuffled and reconfigured if a committee and staff recommendation to close a key school were to be adopted. Regent Park/Duke of York  PS serves children... »

Ward 14 “consultation” a farce

Ward 14 “consultation” a farce

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TDSB this week: committees + “Special” Board

TDSB this week: committees + “Special” Board

Special” Board Meeting: 7pm Wed. April 27th @ Every school board meeting is at 5050 Yonge St (N York Centre subway) and under Ministry regulation, must be open to the public . This week the TDSB The board’s Trustee Committees are meeting on key issues. You can depute to a committee meeting if you request in advance.  Click here: www.tdsb.on.ca/boardroom Wed. April 27 OPERATIONS & F... »

Regent Park parents likely face school closing

Regent Park parents likely face school closing

Ward 14- Regents Park, St Jamestown and the Esplanade. The TDSB tipped its hand at the second of 3 public meetings for the Pupil Accommodation Review in the downtown Ward of Toronto Centre on a  coo; April 12th evening.  Regent Park/Duke of York P.S. is very likely to be closed and sold. “A done deal” according to three parents who had left the meeting early to consult.  Of the five &#... »

Saving public education

Saving public education

Rick Salutin,   March 25, 2011    Saving public education: Too many choices This story & image credit: thestar.com It isn’t easy arguing against school choice.  Let me try to make the case. There wasn’t always much choice in Toronto schools. You went to your local school, right through high school. You might take an extra language or music course. And there was the vocational “stream.” End of ... »

Mississauga Catholic students demand GSA

Mississauga Catholic students demand GSA

Mississauga high school bans gay-straight alliance TAMARA BALUJA AND KATE HAMMER  From Friday’s Globe and Mail Friday, Mar. 18, 2011  5:15AM EDT Fresh on the heels of a neighbouring GTA school board’s decision to ban gay-straight alliances, a group of Mississauga teens were also barred from launching a gay-straight alliance (GSA) at their Catholic high school. The group’s founder, 16-year-ol... »

Now, let’s think about the big picture….

Now, let’s think about the big picture….

THINK ABOUT THE BIG PICTURE »

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