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Significant response for ideas to improve Catholic education

There’s one thing the St. Clair Catholic District School Board won’t be lacking when it creates a new strategic plan – public input. Students, staff and the community-at-large were given …

High school teachers plan Brockville protest

Public high school teachers will gather in front of city hall in downtown Brockville on Thursday afternoon to protest against the Ontario government’s education policy. The rally at 3:30 p.m. …

Teacher union calls on Durham trustees to ‘shut down’ wording change on school safety

DURHAM — A Durham elementary teachers union is urging trustees to vote against a controversial wording change, that critics says allows the Durham District School Board to dodge liability for …

Speaking Out: Catholic schools make me thankful

As I enter my last semester in Alberta’s publicly-funded Catholic schools, I am, more than ever, thankful for the Catholic education I have received. Learn more

Catholic school board preparing ‘day of action’ to add international languages to daily curriculum

Toronto’s Catholic school board has launched a campaign to maintain, and in some cases add, international language courses within the traditional class day, despite the objections of some parents. Trustees …

Durham high school teachers set to hold rallies on Feb. 7

DURHAM — Durham high school teachers will be holding rallies outside local MPP offices on Feb. 7, to raise the alarm about possible education funding cuts. The Ontario government announced …

Michael Schmitt, longtime Catholic educator, mourned by colleagues

WATERLOO REGION — Michael Schmitt, a revered and respected Catholic educator in Waterloo Region, died of cancer on Thursday. Schmitt spent 37 years in Catholic education, as a teacher, principal, …

Education budget cuts catch Ontario school boards by surprise

The rumours have been swirling through the halls of the Toronto Catholic District School Board that a more lean fiscal future will be the new reality, and a late Friday …

Funding announced for four new elementary schools in Simcoe County

The Ministry of Education will be funding four new elementary schools, and an additional project, in Simcoe County. Barrie MPP Ann Hogarth, on behalf of the ministry of education, made the announcement on Jan. 29 at the Simcoe County District School Board office.

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic board launches spiritual theme, new book

Board invites schools, communities to discover their history The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board launched their 2017-2018 spiritual theme, along with the publication of the new “A History of …