Service animals could be allowed in more Ontario schools

There could soon be service animals in your child’s school. The province wants to change the legislation and give all school boards the rules and regulations for allowing service animals into school. Currently, 39 of the provinces 72 school boards have a policy for service animals for students with special needs. The Greater Essex County […]

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WCDSB fares well in EQAO school testing, WRDSB catching up

The results of the academic assessments from the 2017–2018 school year were released on Tuesday. On average, the public school board showed improvement in some areas while its Catholic counterpart continued to lead the way. The Education Quality and Accountability Office or EQAO tests are conducted to see whether students across the province are meeting […]

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Rolling back sex-ed curriculum ‘irresponsible, reckless,’ teachers union president says

The union representing Ontario’s public elementary school teachers “strongly denounces” Doug Ford’s vow to revert to the 1998 sex-ed curriculum, calling the move “irresponsible” and saying it will “vigorously defend” any teacher who sticks with the 2015 lesson plan. At the annual meeting of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, members were told Monday to […]

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District school boards seek clarity on Ontario sex-ed curriculum

While not coming down against the government’s plans in regards to changing the sexual education curriculum, two local boards joined others across Ontario in calling for more information. In the government’s speech from the throne, it announced the 2014 human development and sexual health curriculum would no longer be taught in Ontario schools and that […]

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Statement on the Repeal of the Health and Physical Education Curriculum

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) expresses great disappointment with the government’s decision to revert to the outdated Health and Physical Education curriculum. Prior to the introduction of the revised curriculum in 2015, the most recent update took place in 1998. This was a time before smartphones, social media, and progress in the understanding […]

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