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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...
Pencil on paper

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...
Bill Tucker

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...
RDSB

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...
Student with tablet

MERGING SYSTEMS WOULD SAVE $1 BILLION PER YEAR: EXPERT

An education expert says the Ford government could save $1 billion a year by merging the public and separate school systems in the province. “Given the dire need to address the deficit, the time is...
Dave Cooke

MORE CRITICISM OF TORY “PATRONAGE” IN EQAO APPOINTMENT

Criticism continues to pour onto the decision to appoint a failed Tory candidate as full-time chair of the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). The Ford government named Cameron Montgomery as the EQAO’s first full-time...
Marit Stiles

FORD APPOINTS LOSING TORY AS EQAO HEAD

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has appointed a losing Conservative Party candidate to head the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), the organization that administers standard testing in Ontario. The job comes with a hefty new...
WVEA

WEST VIRGINIA TEACHERS STRIKE AGAINST CHARTER SCHOOLS

Teachers in West Virginia decided to remain on strike because the Republican state Senate reaffirmed its decision to allow charter schools, according to a report in WV MetroNews, republished by the West Virginia Education Association....
Merger

UNIONS CONCERNED BY SCHOOL-BOARD MERGER PLAN

The Ontario School Board Council of Unions is concerned about rumours that the Ford government is going to merge smaller school boards to save money, according to a report from CKDR FM in Dryden. The...