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TORONTO LOSES 1,000 TEACHERS TO FORD GOV’T CUTS

The Toronto District School Board says cuts in funding by the Ford government will result in a thousand fewer teachers from grades 4-12. Of the projected 1,016 job losses, 216 are projected to occur in...
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“NEW MONEY” FOR AUTISM IS A LIE: CBC COLUMNIST

An opinion columnist for the CBC says the announced “additional funding” for school boards to deal with an expected influx of autistic students is, in fact, money that was already allocated as the “average per-pupil...

MARCH BREAK EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS: DOCUMENT LINKS

The government chose the March Break to make a number of education-related announcements around K-12 class size, school board hiring practices and supports for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Ministry released documents explaining those...

TEACHERS FEAR MORE VIOLENCE IN BIGGER CLASSES: NNTL PRES.

The president of ETFO’s Near North Teachers’ Local has warned that violence against teachers and administrators alike is becoming more frequent and more severe. In an interview with the North Bay Nugget, Rob Hammond said...
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TORONTO SCHOOL BOARDS ADD VOICES TO AUTISM CONCERNS

Both Toronto’s public and Catholic school boards have asked the province for more money to cope with an expected influx of autistic students, according to an article in the Toronto Star, “We are disappointed that...

FORD BUDGET SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 11

The Ford government will present its first provincial budget to the legislature on April 11, Finance Minister Vic Fedeli announced Mar. 7. Fedeli, who said the budget would present a “detailed plan” to eliminate the...

JOINT STATEMENT FROM EDUCATIONAL WORKERS’ UNIONS IN ONTARIO

Following is a joint statement signed by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) – Ontario, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU),...