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REPORT ON E-LEARNING: “STUDENTS WILL SUFFER”

“Students will suffer” if e-learning replaces classroom learning, says the author of a report that examined thousands of online classroom discussion threads. Beyhan Farhadi, who wrote the paper, was an e-learning teacher with the Toronto...

100,000 STUDENTS WALK OUT TO PROTEST EDUCATION CUTS

An estimated 100,000 students from more than 600 high schools walked out to protest the Ford government’s cuts to education on April 4. “We are showing them that students are informed, that students are angry,...

RALLY FOR EDUCATION THIS SATURDAY!

ETFO members, along with members and supporters from OSSTF, OECTA, CUPE, AEFO, the Ontario Federation of Labour and other unions, will gather at Queen’s Park in Toronto this Saturday to send a message to the...

MORE SCHOOL BOARDS WARN AGAINST EDUCATION CUTS

School boards from Peel Region, Toronto and Hastings and Prince Edward have warned the Ford government’s education minister that increasing class sizes will affect student learning and safety. The Boards say the cutbacks mean schools...
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STUDENTS AT 600 HIGH SCHOOLS TO WALK OUT TODAY

Students at some 600 high schools across the province are set to walk out today (April 4), according to a report from CBC News. The walkouts are a protest against the cutbacks to education announced...

ONTARIO CONSIDERS MATH TESTING FOR TEACHERS: REPORT

Can a physical education or drama teacher be fired for not knowing enough about math? A report in The Globe and Mail says the Ford government is considering compulsory annual math testing for all teachers...
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ONTARIO EDUCATION WORKERS UNITED AGAINST GOVERNMENT CUTS

The following is a joint statement issued April 3 by ETFO, AEFO, CUPE, OECTA and OSSTF. Teachers and education workers in Ontario have formed a common front to defend a strong publicly funded education system...