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Catholic schools will trim 24 high school teachers in Waterloo Region as classes get bigger

WATERLOO REGION — Five Catholic high schools expect to trim 24 projected high school teachers in September as classes grow bigger by provincial decree. The proposal includes not replacing 15 …

More than 200 local high-school teachers could lose jobs: OSSTF

A local union fears changes to education funding could end up costing 200 high-school teachers their jobs over the next four years. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), District …

Local Catholic board expects to cut 29 positions for 2019-20 school year

Facing an increase in class sizes and uncertainty around funding from the provincial government, the local Catholic school board is projecting a reduction in the number of elementary and secondary …

TAKE OUR POLL: Larger classes mean Durham could end up with 400 fewer teachers

DURHAM — Durham could have 400 fewer teachers in its schools over the next few years, as the result of larger class sizes. The numbers are projections from local teacher …

LETTER: School board urges province to consider impact of autism changes

his week the trustees from the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) voted to write a letter to Lisa Thompson, the Minister of Education, and Lisa MacLeod, the Minister of Children, Community …

Peel District School Board Very Concerned About Doug Ford’s Changes to Education

The Peel District School Board (PDSB) is raising the alarm about huge changes proposed for the education system in Ontario.  PDSB trustees recently sent a letter to Lisa Thompson, the Minister …

Ontario school guidance counsellors seek more resources in dealing with mental health concerns

Student mental health is a huge concern for school guidance counsellors — who these days help kids with everything from stress to substance abuse and have even become the go-to …

Teacher layoffs loom

More than 135 local teachers could lose their jobs under the province’s plan to increase secondary school class sizes. Larger class sizes and mandatory online courses for high school students …

Students are pawns in province’s game of educational chess

The recent Ford government education policy announcement, concerning major changes in class size and mandatory online credits for high school students, has me reminiscing about a series of popular SNL …

Power of Many conference sends message to Ford: “We are organized and we are coming”

TORONTO, March 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The OFL launched its Power of Many campaign of resistance to the Ontario government’s pro-business agenda of cuts and privatization today. Union members …