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According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, many students with disabilities do not have equal access to educational opportunities in Ontario, either at the primary and secondary, or at the post-secondary level.
While Ontario’s schools are doing well in teaching “the basics”, students need a broader set of skills, not only to master these ‘basics’, but to ensure that they can thrive in the future.
The province of Ontario will be engaging in consultations about a range of educational issues – from math and science curriculum to cell phone use in schools.
Schools across Ontario have been working hard to support Indigenous education initiatives, with some impressive results. However, there is still work to be done.
Desert Sands Community School in Ashcroft, BC is supporting the new basics and developing competencies in their students through student-driven interdisciplinary learning.
A recent study by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation suggests an increasing amount of teachers across Canada are seeing a rise in both the rate and severity of violence in schools.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)’s 20th Survey of Educational Issues reveals public opinions regarding satisfaction with Ontario schools, opinions on government spending on education, equity, economic relevance, and more.
In a moving convocation address for York University's Faculty of Education, Annie Kidder spoke of the important role teachers play in "educating the new generations that this country, and our world needs."
A school in British Columbia has dramatically increased graduation rates for Indigenous students by partnering with the local Indigenous community to create a 20 credit academic program, The Academy for Indigenous Studies.
Ontario has a new provincial government, and education is one of its key areas of responsibility. We are looking forward to hearing how the new government will address the issues raised in these questions.