Media Releases

Trustee strikes out at staff cuts

Trustee strikes out at staff cuts

.[Trustee Kaplan with Ward 5 Summit Heights school kids] Dear Parents and Educators in York Centre, On Tuesday, March 20, Trustees of the Toronto District School Board met together with senior TDSB staff to receive recommendations for school staff allocations for the 2012-13 school year. The backdrop to this meeting is the TDSB’s anticipated $85 million shortfall for the 2012-13 year, which ... »

gutting supports: 1st for the most vulnerable

gutting supports: 1st for the most vulnerable

Toronto March 20, 2012:   [Monday] night, senior staff finally released “the numbers” for positions that they claim will be sufficient to staff the Toronto District School Board for the 2012-2013 school year. ”We believe that these cuts will negatively impact student achievement, special education and safety if implemented”, said CUPE 4400 President John Weatherup. Most severely hit are two Unit C... »

..News release _ Monday, February 20th TORONTO  February 20, 2012  –   Seasoned community activist and leading by-election candidate for school trustee in Ward 17, Mary Hynes, plans to spend Family Day nearby her school talking to fellow parents. “Our schools are the custodians of our kids.  With all this economic turmoil, surely now is the time to protect them!,” said Hynes from her home in... »

School board blowback: school serving immigrants axed

Breaking news: This just in… Media advisory GOODERHAM & WORTS NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION  101 – 39 Parliament Street,  Toronto M5A 4R1 School board blowback over closure of school serving immigrant community   Toronto June 27 2011 –  The proposed closure of a school in the Regent Park community has nearby ratepayers wondering why they’ve been shut out of school board consultati... »

board insists public meeting Mon 27th despite shut out!

board insists public meeting Mon 27th despite shut out!

A final community consultation on the closure of a Regent Park school will go ahead as planned.  The meeting, called for Monday, June 27th (7pm at Winchester PS), has been in dispute since it was announced to an email list late last week. Appeals for it’s postponement due to inadequate community notification were sent to the school board officials early Wednesday morning but  by late Friday ... »

breaking news:

breaking news:

twitter.com/cpe_TO (CampaignForPublicEducation)  Joel_Dick tweets:    “Worried about ur local school being closed? I’ll talk with education activist @stephanoTO Thursday at 6:45am on @ckln_fm”             3 minutes ago »

Triangle school watches closely as city debates

Triangle school watches closely as city debates

  The Triangle Alternative School of the TDSB provides critical support to sexual minority students across the City. Each year the board, teachers federations, CUPE education workers participate in Toronto’s 10 day Pride Festival in affirmation of  thousands o Toronto’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer-identified students.  In this release, author and former Board equality ... »

Educators’ duty: stop homophobic bullying -ETFO

Educators’ duty: stop homophobic bullying -ETFO

  Educators have a duty to stop bullying, homophobic behaviour: ETFODay of Pink a celebration and reminder that every student needs a safe place to learn Toronto, ON – In anticipation of the Day of Pink, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is challenging educators to do everything they can to make schools safe for all students. The call comes as schools, communities, and wor... »

Educators must stop homophobic bullying -ETFO

Educators must stop homophobic bullying -ETFO

Day of Pink  -every student needs a safe place to learn For Immediate Release- April 11, 2011 Toronto, ON – In anticipation of the Day of Pink, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is challenging educators to do everything they can to make schools safe for all students. The call comes as schools, communities, and workplaces around the world get set to mark the International Day ag... »

Disappointing board response to democracy

Disappointing board response to democracy

Toronto March 10th Parents and community members from Northwest Toronto are discouraged and disappointed at the treatment their proposal for the democratization of the Rexdale ARC received at the hands of school board trustees in the Board meeting of March 9th.  Their proposal, delivered to a trustee committee last week was incorporated into Mr. Daryl Sage’s Review of the ARC process in such... »

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