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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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