Student Literacy Boost

Toronto Star Mar 24, 2008  Louise Brown  Education Reporter They're in Grade 1 and 2, but they sound like literacy professors. "Hey. You dropped your rubric!" calls one [...]

EAs support special needs

 LETTER TO THE EDITORTheStar Mar 07, 2008 Re:Jobs of classroom helpers at risk  March 5 As an elementary teacher with the Toronto District School Board and a parent of children with [...]

ESL boost

Board votes to boost number of ESL teachers The Globe & Mail  JILL MAHONEY March 7, 2008 Instead of cutting its budget through staff reductions, the Toronto District School Board opted [...]

EAs stay

Education assistants to stay in classroom Board votes for no further cuts to ranksToronto Star Mar 07, 2008 Kristin Rushowy They work one-on-one with struggling students, assist teachers in the [...]

School reading clinics phased out

Mar 06, 2008 the Toronto Star Kristin Rushowy  Education Reporter Toronto trustees voted to end a cherished program that provides intensive help to 250 struggling readers each year. The vote [...]

Globe on EA cuts

The Globe and Mail  March 5, 2008Board to consider move to cut educational assistants JILL MAHONEY  Print Edition – Section Front The Toronto District School Board will consider a [...]

Toronto Star on EAs

Toronto Star March 5 2008  Kristin RushowyCutting 230 assistants would save board $10M; Toronto reading program could also be dropped The Toronto public school board will tonight discuss [...]

Special Ed Parents need EAs

March 3, 2008 Dear Trustees: The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) of the TDSB wishes to advise the Board of Trustees that we are concerned with the Board’s proposal to cut 282 [...]

Letters to Trustees: Don’t cut EAs

Here is a small sampling of the many letters copied to CPE in this last week: From: Parthipan Kandavel    To: (School trustee, ward 18) I am writing with [...]

Crucial first steps of early learning

Toronto Star Mar 03, 2008 Kristin Rushowy   It began 125 years ago in Toronto, a class of 80 students with one teacher – assisted by seven teachers in training. Since then, [...]