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Ministry announces beginnings of plan for fall re-opening
Few details from the province, but boards asked to plan for a range of “scenarios”
When schools re-open in the fall, students could be attending on alternate days, or even alternate weeks; they could have different start times or new bussing arrangements; they could be learning through a combination in-class and online instruction; and/or divided into “cohorts” – groups that they will stick to throughout the school day.
The Ministry has made clear that the return to school is voluntary, and that if families choose not to send their child or children back to school, that school boards must offer remote education.
School boards have been asked to prepare plans to cover a range of scenarios depending on the public health situation. The Ministry has described the possible scenarios under three categories, but is possible that the situation will call for a hybrid model.
The latest People for Education articles
Find a sample of Ontario researchers and school leaders working on racism, inclusion, and school change.
Ontario needs a coherent and comprehensive plan for the next steps in the education system.
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.
Temporary office closure
People for Education has temporarily transitioned to working remotely and the PFE office is currently closed. While closed, you can contact PFE at the email address found by clicking the contacts below:
The New Basics
Skills for success in our rapidly changing world
What skills do your kids need in their backpacks to thrive at school, at home, and in life?
What is important in education?
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...