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ONTARIO FAMILIES SAY: KEEP FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN

Ontario families interviewed by Global News Toronto were unanimous: the province needs to keep full-day kindergarten. After Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he wouldn’t guarantee full-day kindergarten after the 2019-20 school year but said his...
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NO STRAIGHT ANSWERS FROM FORD ON FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN

Ontario Premier Doug Ford had no straight answers when asked about the future of full-day kindergarten at a news conference Jan. 30. “Once we sit down and come up with a solution, you’ll be the...

EDUCATORS PREDICT INCREASED STRESS IF CLASS-SIZE CAPS ARE RAISED

Two Ottawa-Carleton District School Board teachers told CBC’s Ottawa Morning that larger class sizes, now being considered by Ontario’s Tory government, would harm her ability to build and maintain relationships with individual pupils. “It’s really...

SMALLER CLASS SIZES MEAN A BETTER EDUCATION: ETFO WATERLOO VP

Waterloo Region teachers are concerned about their ability to meet students’ needs if classes grow larger. “We’re frustrated because we have seen the benefits of smaller class sizes,” says Jeff Pelich, vice president of ETFO’s...

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT THREATENS REMOVAL OF CLASS-SIZE CAPS

Education Minister Lisa Thompson has begun the process of increasing class sizes to save money. A government document obtained by CityNews says cuts to education could help reduce the provincial deficit. ETFO President Sam Hammond...

ETFO CALLS FOR MORE INVESTMENT IN ONTARIO EDUCATION

ETFO President Sam Hammond spoke to the provincial Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs to demand increased investment in education for the 2019 budget, the Lindsay Advocate reports. “Our students’ education and future should...