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Chair to update TDSB on complaint vs PCs

Chair to update TDSB on complaint vs PCs

The chair of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is filing a formal complaint against Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party and Sun Media over homophobic campaign flyers that were distributed during the provincial election and a transphobic television ad campaign that aired for three weeks following it. Chris Bolton says he may also take legal action. Bolton says the ads were misleading ab... »

Education protests grip Chilean capital

Education protests grip Chilean capital

Students in Chile have erected burning barricades in at least 10 locations throughout Santiago, as part of a protest to demand free higher education. Tuesday’s demonstration in the South American nation’s capital is the latest phase in a student movement that began in May… Calling for massive protest marches in the business district of Santiago, the students rejected further talk... »

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... »

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 &#... »

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