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Jim Grieve

THINK TWICE BEFORE AXING FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN, FORMER ADM SAYS

The former Assistant Deputy Minister of Education who implemented full-day kindergarten in Ontario says the Ontario government should think twice about axing the program. Studies show the return on investment in full-day kindergarten is between...
Group of young schoolmates

BIGGER CLASS SIZES HARM LEARNING, EDUCATION EXPERT SAYS

British Columbia’s experiment with increasing class sizes “harmed student learning, cost the government political support, and did not end up saving much (if any) money in the long run,” says a Canada Graduate Scholar in...
Toronto Star

MINISTRY STAFF WARNS ONT. EDUCATION MINISTER OVER SEX-ED CHANGES

An Ontario human rights tribunal has heard that senior staff warned Education Minister Lisa Thompson that the new sex-education curriculum imposed by the Conservative government would be regarded as “outdated” and “not serving the needs...
CTV News Atlantic

GOV’T ON COLLISION COURSE WITH NS TEACHERS OVER PENSIONS

Nova Scotia’s government is on a collision course with the province’s teachers over its demand to make teachers’ pensions an issue during upcoming contract talks, reports CTV News Atlantic. Pensions are usually negotiated separately from...