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Ontario Archbishop chooses the wrong cause to play the martyr

Ontario Archbishop chooses the wrong cause to play the martyr

This week, Cardinal Thomas Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto, issued a long statement protesting against the Liberal Ontario government’s announcement that its anti-bullying legislation, Bill 13, will include specific language protecting school groups supporting gay students. In an important reversal, the bill now states that the students must be allowed to call their clubs Gay-Straight Alliances... »

Board will front Government austerity damage

Board will front Government austerity damage

TDSB announcing that it will begin Consulting Community on 2012/2013 Budget -Trustees will be holding ward forums on the 2012/2013 budget in the coming weeks. In order for the Board to comply with Ontario’s Education Act school trustees, states a Monday release from the TDSB, “must hold ward forums to hear from their communities about the recommendations that are being considered to pa... »

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... »

k-12 to a life of debt is craziness

k-12 to a life of debt is craziness

Across Canada, public education activists will join students as they take to the streets on February 1, to call for a high-quality post-secondary education system that is equitable and free of financial barriers. CPE affiliated groups were alerted to the realities of today’s job realities by this week’s articles in the Toronto Star. Click here for details on an event near you.  Buses a... »

Feb 27 vote

Feb 27 vote

With a February 27th by-election campaign in its sights a city-wide assembly of public education groups reports that it is “overwhelmed” to see that a total of 30 candidates have registered to run for the position of school trustee in the two adjacent public school board wards of Scarborough-Agincourt  and Don Valley East. Campaign for Public Education spokesperson, Stephen Seaborn from the Maywor... »

School-based management

School-based management

  Quebec Minister plans to cut English school budgets’ As alarming as the size of the cuts is the move towards “school-based” management of purchasing and, more ominously, labour relations. Minister plans to cut English school budgets; Quebec boards say there’s no ‘fat to cut’ By: Kevin Dougherty English school boards in Quebec feel like they have had the &... »

school enrolment rising in TO

school enrolment rising in TO

    After a dramatic drop of more than 20,000 students over the past decade, Toronto public school board enrolment is picking up and expected grow by almost 40,000 by 2035. If the enrolment projections prove accurate, by that time the board will technically have enough students to fill all of its current elementary schools. “I think there’s a sense now of finally, we’ve hit the bottom and that cur... »

CPE’s Provincial Election Platform

CPE’s Provincial Election Platform

      Ontario Provincial  Election October 6  2011 equity & excellence in public education   Our public schools fully-funded as neighbourhood hubs our platform To maintain our standing as one of the best in the world, Ontario must fully fund public education Education revenue must be increased to the levels it was in Canada 30 years ago. Ontario must invest in ongoing curriculum development an... »

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