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Medical experts recommend opening schools as soon as possible, but warn that effective testing, control of community spread, reduction of risks for staff, and enhanced physical distancing are keys to successfully and safely keeping them…
There are big differences in the directives and plans from Education Ministries across the Country and People for Education has prepared a Canada-wide Education & COVID Tracker to share the comparatives.
If we know parents can make a difference and we know that the current crisis is amplifying inequities, what does that mean we should do?
The provincial education funding formula needs updates and funding to ensure all students have a chance for success.
The province has launched consultations on education funding for the 2021-22 school year, focused on things like COVID response, Online learning, Secondary class size, and the use of outdated census data.
Under Ontario's back-to-school plan 75% of high school students will be learning online half time, and elementary students will be in classes that can have as many as 30 students.
Report from experts says to reopen schools safely, government must manage community spread of COVID-19, support students' mental health needs, phase-in classes, provide extra resources, and keep class sizes small.
The realities of COVID-19 mean schools will require increased resources no matter what the back-to-school scenario for the fall. People for Education has analyzed current funding.
People for Education calls for pause on new education policy; leadership from the province for back-to-school planning
People for Education calls on the province to pause on changes to the Education Act, and provide parents, students, teachers, support staff, and school boards with clarity about fall plans
School boards require more clarity from the province to support their planning for the fall, and families and students require more support for learning online.