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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... »

Most Ontario high schools charge prohibited ‘course fees’

Most Ontario high schools charge prohibited ‘course fees’

Almost 70 per cent of Ontario high schools charge students fees for courses — fees that aren’t allowed under the Education Act, says a new report by People for Education. “Despite this prohibition, there appears to be many grey areas,” says the report released Thursday morning by the research and advocacy group. “In some schools, students must pay a student activity fee in order to receive their c... »

Okay, we’ll reign in the fees -Libs

Okay, we’ll reign in the fees -Libs

The Canadian Press   Thursday Mar. 24, 2011    TORONTO — Public schools in Ontario will get new guidelines from the province Friday telling them what extra fees they can and cannot charge. The advocacy group People for Education released a report today saying fees charged for courses, student activities and athletics are on the rise in Ontario high schools. It says 53 per cent of high schools char... »

parents asked to aid schools with more of their own funds

parents asked to aid schools with more of their own funds

A number of Ontario high schools have begun charging fees for mandatory courses, including English and science, raising questions about fair access to public education. In a report released Thursday, parent advocacy group People for Education found that 6 per cent of Ontario high schools charged fees for English classes, which are mandatory in every grade, and 14 per cent charged fees for science,... »

202 day countdown to Ontario election

202 day countdown to Ontario election

In advance of the October 2011 provincial election, there are several organizations that are releasing video clips that speak for educationers and the students they serve.  Here are three: A statement from ETFO re standardized testing (EQAO)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3VqK4i4fFg A statement by Catholic teachers, OECTA ….   http://www.youtube.com/user/OECTASpeaks Working Families has st... »

An alternative budget

An alternative budget

It’s a budget that could give Finance Minister Jim Flaherty nightmares, but a left-leaning think tank says it’s one that would serve the country well coming out of recession.   The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is unveiling its annual “alternative federal budget” in Ottawa on Tuesday, a 38-page document that shows what fiscal policy may look like if Canada were governed from ... »

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... »

Parents converge at TDSB

Parents converge at TDSB

Concerned Rexdale parents will converge on the Toronto District School Board on Monday, February 28th to plead for a more democratic decision-making process in the upcoming review of their community’s school capacity and for all children to be given the right to attend their neighbourhood school. Their proposal would increase parent representation and allow for students, school-based staff and com... »

Free breakfasts

Chicago's school board on [January 26th] adopted a sweeping new program to offer free breakfasts in the classrooms of Chicago Public Schools' 410,000 students, for kids from low-income families »

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