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Peel’s educational support workers protest Ford government’s ‘radical cuts’ to education

Educational support workers from the Peel District School Board and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, gathered outside Mississauga-Erin Mills MPP Sheref Sabawy’s constituency office on Friday (April 12) to protest …

Ford government cutting $1B from social services over 3 years

Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives are slashing roughly $1 billion from the Ministry for Children, Community and Social Services over the next three years, according to the provincial budget, but have provided …

Ford government plans to reduce teaching positions in Ontario

The Ford government’s plan to reduce teaching positions in Ontario will have widespread effects on the education system, the provincial teachers union says. According to the four-year plan, by 2022, …

Provincial memo lays out plan to cut 3,475 Ontario teaching positions in 4 years

A provincial memo obtained by CBC Toronto lays out the Ford government’s plans to cut thousands of full-time teaching positions in Ontario beginning this fall. In the 2019-2020 school year, …

Unions hold rally at Ontario legislature to protest education cuts

TORONTO – Throngs of demonstrators covered the lawn in front of the Ontario legislature Saturday afternoon to protest the Progressive Conservative government’s changes to the provinces education system. Many in …

EXCLUSIVE: TDSB used unqualified people to fill in for teachers over 1,000 times in 5 month span

Parents and persons with no more than a high school diploma are increasing filling in for absent teachers. A CityNews investigation revealed earlier this week that the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School …

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 …