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Tories would slash  funding -Dalton

Tories would slash funding -Dalton

  The Canadian Press – Aug 17, 2011  19h20 McGuinty warns of education disputes if Tories elected The Ontario NDP says it will re-examine school funding if elected in October. (CBC.ca)    Ontario’s education system could once more be plagued by bitter labour disputes and sweeping budget cuts if the Progressive Conservatives are elected this fall, Premier Dalton McGuinty warned Wed... »

students strike for public funding

students strike for public funding

. Chile’s student demonstrations    Photo: Nomasnancis on Flic Chile’s school students joined a two day national strike today after three months of demonstrations and sit-ins all over the country during which teenagers challenged long-held views and managed to change laws regulating their country’s education. 40 secondary schools across the country, began the protest, with students using chairs an... »

school supplies regs

school supplies regs

    see also  NO MORE SCHOOL FEES FEES FOR LEARNING MATERIALS AND ACTIVITIES GUIDELINE  Ontario Ministry of Education – March 2011  Objectives and Definitions 1  Every student has the right to attend a school, where they are a qualified resident pupil, without payment of a fee. 2  In general, there should be no fees charged for day school programs. The costs of materials and activities for el... »

No more school fees

No more school fees

 from the “CPE Vault”      25.03.11 Toronto Ontario schools will not be able to charge for textbooks, workbooks, musical instruments, science labs or any “flat fee for any course” under new student fee guidelines released Friday by the education ministry. Fees for guest speakers, visiting teachers or anything else that is a “mandatory element” are also not allowed, the guidelines state... »

Influencing council …

Influencing council …

This article is circulating among neighbourhood advocates along the downtown waterfront and is one suggestion of what Torontonians should do to influence the  political centre on Toronto City council. “Persistent, thoughtful public pressure, not on the mayor but on certain councillors, is the best and likely only way to change the trajectory of this administration. “This is the short t... »

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 ... »

Schools to be “reviewed” in Rexdale very soon

Schools to be “reviewed” in Rexdale very soon

A “PARC” for Rexdale in Etobicoke North Parents report that Ward 2 Trustee Chris Glover pulled a motion to approve the Rexdale parents’ proposal for an expanded, elected Pupil Accommodation Review Committee from the TDSB agenda at lthe April 13th Board meeting. According to reports by parents, Trustee Glover had agreed to put the Rexdale parents’ motion forward at the April... »

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