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Public board chair takes leave

Public board chair takes leave

The chair of Canada’s largest school board has resigned and also taken a leave of absence as trustee as he focuses on his run for MP in the fall federal election. Shaun Chen is running for the Liberals in the new riding of Scarborough North. It’s expected the board will call a meeting this week to vote on a replacement for Chen, who has been a trustee for nine years and chair for one. The only can... »

Awaiting TDSB governance report

Awaiting TDSB governance report

The Provincial ‘community consultation’ about how to deal with the Toronto District School Board included a meeting of Barbara Hall with the Campaign for Public Education in late June.  We are looking forward to seeing what recommendations make it to print and which Hall proposals are published and implemented by the Wynne government. Since turn out for the consultation meetings in the... »

TDSB public meetings

August 26 (Wed) Regular Meeting 7pm September 16 (Wed) Operations and Facilities Management Committee 4:30 p.m. September 16 (Wed) Human Resources and Professional Learning Committee 5 p.m. October 7 (Wed) Program and School Services Committee 5 p.m. October 21 (Wed) Finance and Accountability Committee 5 p.m. October 21 (Wed) Planning and Priorities Committee 7 p.m. October 28 (Wed) Regular Meeti... »

Ontario’s future?

Ontario’s future?

Apparently, Walmart’s owners, the Waltons, aren’t satisfied with owning the largest low-wage employer in the country and being the richest family in the world. They’ve also been working (and by “working” we mean “spending”) overtime to undermine the K-12 education system across the US.  Is this what Wynne’s advisors have in mind for Ontario?  Read on… A new report out today from ... »

Greetings Minister!

Greetings Minister!

Ontario’s Liberals were greeted by our billboard in Collingwood this weekend as they gathered for their AGM. »

Education spending is frozen just when…

Education spending is frozen just when…

“Education spending is frozen. Ottawa’s contribution is a pittance. Universities are floundering. At the very moment when they’ve proved their worth, and just as we’re about to need them more than ever, we’re cutting them adrift. It’s time to get the whole country onto a campus.” For the past two decades, the population of Canada has been the subject of a vast and largely unnoticed exp... »

WHERE to advise Hall on TDSB governance

SCHEDULE OF CONSULTATIONs  Tues May 19 7-9pm Lawrence Heights North York West) (see map) Wed May 20   7-9pm    North York Central   North York Central Library  5120 Yonge St.  (Yonge north of Sheppard) Sat May 30  11am-1pm   Scarborough South    McGregor Park Community Centre 2231 Lawrence Ave. (Btwn. Birchmount &  Kennedy) Check for updates at http://consultationsontdsb.ca/consultations-on-td... »

public education is about empathy

public education is about empathy

 There is a basic cognitive science result I call “pre-conscious assimilation.” Within a tenth of a second, incoming information — whether in language, vision, or touch — is unconsciously changed, often radically, to information that better fits what is already in your brain. In short, what you become conscious of often depends on what you already assume, not on external facts presented. Those bra... »

Support for teachers grows

Support for teachers grows

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New Health Education Curriculum

New Health Education Curriculum

 Thousands of parents kept their kids away from school in Ontario this week because the provincial government has developed the utterly bonkers notion that students should have some information about sexual activity before they choose to engage in it. Why improve sex education for kids when they can easily access porn sites?  ELIZABETH RENZETTI The Globe and Mail I know, what are politicians think... »

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