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youth training module

Organizing for Student Activism Nov 9-10, 2007 certificate training CPE’s organizing component is pleased to announce that registration is now open for November’s youth activism training course: Organizing for Student Activism Activism One:   a 6- hour training module of key organizing skills for public education activism Instructor:        ... »

Teachers decry gender tragedy

Funding Cuts to Status of Women Canada Bring More Bad News     Closure of National Association of Women and the Law decried by teachers     TORONTO, Oct. 11 /CNW/ – Closure of a feminist organization that has championed women's equality rights since 1974 demonstrates the devastating results of changes to the mandate of the Status of Women Canada, says the pr... »

After School Barrier!

University tuition continues to climb Oct 19, 2007 09:39 AM   Daniel Girard Education Reporter Hildah Otieno has a dilemma. She cannot afford to go to university full-time but the longer she takes to finish, the costlier it becomes. “I have to work to pay the bills,” said Otieno, 25, a second-year student in non-profit management at Ryerson University, where she logs about 25 hour... »

Election day votrer assets under the raydar?

TORONTO SCHOOL BOARD REVENUE Crombie chosen to find cash in surplus properties   JOHN LORINC      Special to The Globe &  Mail Oct 10, 2007 The cash-strapped Toronto District School Board has named former Toronto mayor David Crombie to head a new real estate corporation with a mandate to sell surplus land and squeeze more revenue out of dozens of school ... »

Toronto ridings virtually unchanged

Oct 10 2007 Provincial Election results Beaches-East York–x-Michael Prue, unchanged. Davenport–x-Tony Ruprecht, unchanged; defeated Frank de Jong (GRN), party leader.Don Valley East–x-David Caplan, unchanged.Don Valley West–x-Kathleen Wynne, unchanged; defeated John Tory (PC), party leader.Eglinton-Lawrence–x-Mike Colle, unchanged.Etobicoke Centre–x-Donna Cansfi... »

Kids at Risk Now!

  CUPE urges school funding review TheStar.com – News –  October 02, 2007TORONTO STARLOUISE BROWN  Education Reporter Ontario schools have 6,000 fewer education assistants than they need to helpthe province's most needy children, the physically disabled, autistic andstudents with extreme behavioural problems, according to a report releasedtoday by the Canadian Union ... »

Tenants Activist hosts Don Valley debate

Toronto October 2, 2007 -Don Valley West tenants and community organizations have jointly collaborated to organize and All Candidates Debate in Don Valley West’s contested riding.  Tenants are hot on issues of rent control and the state of disrepair in public housing.  Parent activists are interested in talking about school safety and need to change the funding formula.   &nbs... »

TO Centre Voters for Public Education

Debate on Education with all Candidates Provincial Election Oct 2007 Wednesday, October 3rd      7:00pm Jarvis Collegiate Institute  495 Jarvis at Wellesley (TTC:  Parliament or Sherbourne bus) Information for parents, adult learners and all voters Are recent funding improvements enough to solve the problems of our publicly funded education system?  Is expan... »

School Safety Struggle

CASH STRAPPED SCHOOLS STRUGGLE  to Root out Sources of Violence Sep 03, 2007 Toronto Star Kristin Rushowy  EDUCATION REPORTER One week before Jordan Manners was killed at C.W. Jefferys, a student at an east-end Toronto high school was severely beaten by as many as 50 students as 200 others watched. No guns were fired, the victim – though badly injured – didn't die and the... »

closings impact kid’s safety

NOW  News Feature On the wrong page If youth crime is so feared, why isn’t closing libraries a safety issue? By MIKE SMITH I couldn't help wondering during this current round of cutbacks what would happen if the idea of a publically funded collective repository of books, a "public library" if you will, were floated for the first time today. If a flotilla of copyright lawye... »

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