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MARCH BREAK EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS: DOCUMENT LINKS

The government chose the March Break to make a number of education-related announcements around K-12 class size, school board hiring practices and supports for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Ministry released documents explaining those...

TEACHERS FEAR MORE VIOLENCE IN BIGGER CLASSES: NNTL PRES.

The president of ETFO’s Near North Teachers’ Local has warned that violence against teachers and administrators alike is becoming more frequent and more severe. In an interview with the North Bay Nugget, Rob Hammond said...
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TORONTO SCHOOL BOARDS ADD VOICES TO AUTISM CONCERNS

Both Toronto’s public and Catholic school boards have asked the province for more money to cope with an expected influx of autistic students, according to an article in the Toronto Star, “We are disappointed that...

FORD BUDGET SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 11

The Ford government will present its first provincial budget to the legislature on April 11, Finance Minister Vic Fedeli announced Mar. 7. Fedeli, who said the budget would present a “detailed plan” to eliminate the...

JOINT STATEMENT FROM EDUCATIONAL WORKERS’ UNIONS IN ONTARIO

Following is a joint statement signed by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) – Ontario, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU),...
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SNITCH LINE USED TO SLUR TEACHERS: CBC INVESTIGATION

A snitch line set up by the Ford government to encourage parents to report teachers who weren’t following the new sex-education curriculum netted 27 complaints that the government flagged as “allegations of professional misconduct,” a...
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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...