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Parents and school staff are left with many questions after the province announced its back to school plan. For the most part, it will be “business as usual” in elementary schools, with the exception of compulsory masks for students from Grade 4 and up. Students will be taught in regular size classes, and boards have been instructed to keep elementary school “bubbles” to under 50 staff and students. This is a far cry from the 15 student bubbles that were originally envisioned.
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Students returning to school in the fall will have been out of school for six months - and they have been living through all of the uncertainty and worry that life in a pandemic brings.
Amin Ali - Research Intern at People for Education - talks about his experiences with streaming and what we can learn.
Anti-Black racism is a reality in our society and in our schools. For many years, People for Education has focused on a range of inequities in Ontario’s education system, but never explicitly enough on the racism that permeates the system.
People for Education continues to do its work remotely and the PFE office is currently closed. Please contact the PFE team at the email addresses found below:
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What skills do your kids need in their backpacks to thrive at school, at home, and in life?
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Supporting students’ mental health:
A collective responsibility
With student mental health needs on the rise, how can everyone share in the responsibility of supporting our students? We looked at in-school resources, the impact of geography, innovation in promoting school-wide mental health, and the costs of not addressing student mental health.
To find out what’s next and to see our recommendations, read our latest report on student mental health here.
Why public education?
We asked students, educators, parents, and researchers to answer the question "Why public education?"
Here is what they had to say...