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SCHOOL PRINCIPALS URGE DELAY IN AUTISM PROGRAM CUTS

Ontario’s school principals are asking the Ford government to delay changes to the province’s autism program that would slash benefits to thousands of parents and bring students with special needs into the school system without...

“THIS IS A WIN:” COURT DECISION BOOSTS TEACHER RIGHTS

The Ontario Divisional Court decision on ETFO’s challenge of the Ford government’s new sex-education curriculum gave teachers an important victory by establishing that teachers and schools are required, under the Education Act and the Ontario...

IMPLEMENT HIRING FREEZE, MINISTRY TELLS SCHOOL BOARDS

They were supposed to be consulting on class sizes. But now the Ford government has told school boards to implement a hiring freeze while it makes its decision. A Ministry memo obtained by CTV News...

NS SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS STICK WITH THE UNION

Nova Scotia’s public school administrators have voted by a margin of 93.2% to remain members of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, according to a report from CBC News. The vote was held because the provincial...

SCHOOL BOARDS NEED MORE AUTISM SUPPORT: OFFICIALS

Ontario school boards are telling the Ministry of Education that they need more support for students with autism after the Ford government slashed therapy funding for many families. Andréa Grebenc, chair of the Halton District...
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OAKLAND EDUCATORS JOIN WAVE OF US TEACHERS’ STRIKES

Oakland teachers have joined their colleagues around the country on strike for better wages in the face of high living costs in the city in which they teach. “For three months, we have been waiting...
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MERIT PAY FOR TEACHERS DOESN’T WORK, COLUMNIST ARGUES

Merit pay for teachers doesn’t work, and a strike by teachers in Denver proves it, says a columnist in the Victoria Times-Colonist. Because “better teaching produces better student results, teacher compensation … should be geared...
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PARENTS, EDUCATORS SLAM ONTARIO’S AUTISM CHANGES

Cutbacks in home support for autistic children could soon start affecting Ontario classrooms, say parents and educators in a growing chorus of criticism about the Ford government’s plan, reports CBC London. “It doesn’t matter if...
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RAINBOW DSB AFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR ONE SCHOOL BOARD

The Rainbow District School Board (RDSB) has reaffirmed its support for one school system in Ontario. “RDSB [believes] investments in education are directed where they will have the greatest impact—in the classroom,” the Board said...