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Parent-teacher interviews: 6 essential tips for parents
It's parent-teacher interview time, and People for Education's tip sheet for parents provides tips on how to prepare, possible questions to ask, and the importance of following up.
Play equity: Should parent fundraising determine the quality of Toronto’s schoolyards?
People for Education's annual survey findings show that for every $1 raised in schools in low-income neighbourhoods, affluent neighbourhoods are able to raise $49, an increase from $1 and $25 nine years ago.
TDSB backs off bid to phase out specialty schools
Annie Kidder weighs in on the TDSB's controversial suggestion that specialty school programs should be phased out to create a more equitable TDSB.
Lack of support for students with special needs endangers everyone
People for Education's report found that "17 per cent of elementary students and 22 per cent of secondary school students receive special education assistance – percentages which have increased steadily over the last two decades."
Annie Kidder on BBC World News
Annie Kidder talks about Canada's education success.