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Featured article: Province may change policy for hiring teachers
In 2012, the Ontario government implemented Regulation 274, changing the way that school boards hired teachers. The purpose of the regulation was to create a standardized hiring practice that removes the potential for nepotism or favouritism in hiring practices, and creates greater transparency, fairness, and accountability.
In January, 2019, the province announced that it is considering changes to the regulation. The proposed changes will eliminate some of the seniority requirements and require boards to consider equity and diversity when they are hiring. The Ministry is engaging in consultations on these changes, with submissions due by May 31.Read the article
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In January, 2019, the province announced that it is considering changes to the way school boards hire teachers. Consultations on the proposed changes are open until May 31.
Highlights from "Connecting to technology", our report on the use of technology in today's schools, including BYOD policies, e-learning, access to technology, and the role of school libraries. The report is based on findings from…
Changes announced to Ontario education policy will result in substantial funding cuts for school boards
The Ministry of Education has released the results from the education consultation that took place in the fall of 2018.
Students’ mental health has an impact on both their education and their long-term success. Participants at our annual conference had the opportunity to learn more about the role schools play in supporting students’ mental health…
Ontario’s government has pledged to reduce provincial spending by as much as $6 billion. Changes to education funding may result in larger class sizes when the 2019/20 funding is announced.
How do we translate the learning that happens in classrooms onto a report card? Find out what happens when students, teachers, and parents work together to design a new report card for the 21st century.
Highlights from "Roadmaps and roadblocks", our report on the policies, programs, and resources available to support students’ career and life planning. The report is based on findings from the Annual Ontario School Survey.
At People for Education’s annual conference, a group of educators, parents, and policymakers talked about the reality of post-secondary and career choices in today’s world, and how to address the challenges students face.
A new report from the Samara Centre for Democracy says that now, more than ever, we need “a politically educated and engaged citizenry.”