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Telling Tales Out of School 2018
Margaret Atwood did it. Steven Page did it. And Torquil Campbell did it too. Who will be Telling Tales Out of School this year? Don’t miss our 15th annual Telling Tales gala on Thursday, May 24, hosted by Steve Patterson, of CBC’s The Debaters. Tickets on sale now!Buy tickets
New data from People for Education show that, despite the widely recognized importance of arts education, equitable access to arts programs and resources is an ongoing challenge for Ontario’s schools. Students in small and rural schools, in schools with higher levels of poverty, and in schools with lower levels of parental education are less likely to have access to learning opportunities in the arts.
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PFE's NextGen Committee is accepting applications
People for Education is seeking applicants for its NextGeneration Committee. This committee will be comprised of a small group of individuals ranging from 15-30 years of age who represent the incredible diversity found across our province. We are seeking individuals from schools, community organizations and the workforce to aid the organization in bringing the concerns of the younger population to the forefront of our discussion.
Ontario announces new funding for education
Changes to the funding formula will add new staff and increased supports for students. For more information about the changes see the articles below.
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More guidance counsellors for grades 7 and 8
The province has announced increases in per pupil funding for guidance counsellors for grades 7 and 8. They will now be funded at the same rate as high school students, which is 1 counsellor for every 384 students.
Province to fund mental health workers in schools
By 2020, most high schools will have their own mental health worker. These new staff are intended to support students who have mental health concerns, and help them to find the the right services in their communities.
Province increases funding for special education
The province has added new funding to decrease wait times for special education assessment; increase support for students with very high needs; and improve school board supports for special education services.