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Ontario school boards express ‘grave concerns’ about Ford government’s autism changes

School boards are growing increasingly worried about the impact of the new autism system that could see children arriving in classrooms requiring services they say they don’t have the resources …

Bracing for impact: A four-per-cent cut would trim $1 billion from Ontario’s education budget

As Ontario budget consultations wrapped up Feb. 8, Liz Stuart questioned how much of a conversation really took place. Like many, the president of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association …

Doug Ford clashes with protesting students at Ontario legislature

Doug Ford admonished protesting students for their “filthy” mouths on Tuesday after a group decrying cuts to post-secondary grants disrupted a session at Ontario’s legislature by shouting obscenities at the …

A look into the student groups protesting postsecondary changes

From organizing province-wide protests to talks of a student strike, student groups and unions are mobilizing in response to the changes to postsecondary education funding announced by the Ford government …

Ontario autism program changes raise concerns about effects on schools

Changes to Ontario’s autism program are raising concerns that thousands of autistic children who will receive fewer hours of therapy will be pushed into schools unable to properly accommodate them. …

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 …