TORONTO – Ontario’s education minister is defending the $140,000 salary for a failed Tory candidate to lead a standardized testing organization – a job that was previously a part-time appointment.
Niagara school boards waiting for provincial decision around virtual learning
Public board has about 110 elementary students enrolled in online learning, and 81 secondary students; Niagara Catholic currently has 99 elementary students, and 21 secondary students. Niagara boards wait for province on virtual learning |…
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Are GTA teachers retiring en masse? Here’s a look at what’s happening and why
School boards have seen a slight uptick in retirements, but unlike in the past when a teacher might work beyond their eligible date, some are calling it quits as soon as they can. Are GTA…
Ontario school boards set virtual learning plans for 2022-23 year as interest drops
School boards across Ontario are nailing down virtual learning plans for the upcoming school year and some are finding that programming is challenging to offer, with significantly lower student interest. Ontario school boards set virtual learning plans…
Ford government kills controversial bill that ordered CUPE school staff back to work, as talks continue
Ontario government had made the promise to rescind Bill 28 — the Keeping Students in Class Act — to help mend fences with the labour movement. Ontario repeals law that forced CUPE school staff back…
Zwaagstra: Don’t scrap final exams. Some stress is good for students
In the last week of January, Grade 9 and 10 students at Ottawa’s public school board had the entire week off (unless asked to come in to finish incomplete work). Zwaagstra: Don’t scrap final exams….