People for Education in the news
People for Education's new report finds students have limited access to school guidance counsellors at a time when transition/career planning is more complicated and students' mental health needs are increasing.
Durham Region News: Choosing Grade 9 courses is serious stuff: Durham school board puts more checkpoints in place
New initiatives in the Durham District School Board help grade 8 students make more informed choices, and two schools are offering mixed academic/applied grade 9 math.
The Auditor General's report raises the same concerns flagged by People for Education in our 2017 annual report on Ontario's schools. Funding to support at-risk students is being used to cover shortfalls in other areas.
It's parent-teacher interview time, and People for Education's tip sheet for parents provides tips on how to prepare, possible questions to ask, and the importance of following up.
Globe and Mail: Play equity: Should parent fundraising determine the quality of Toronto’s schoolyards?
People for Education's annual survey findings show that for every $1 raised in schools in low-income neighbourhoods, affluent neighbourhoods are able to raise $49, an increase from $1 and $25 nine years ago.
Annie Kidder comments on the TDSB's suggestion that specialty school programs should be phased out to create a more equitable TDSB.
People for Education's report found that "17 per cent of elementary students and 22 per cent of secondary school students receive special education assistance – percentages which have increased steadily over the last two decades."
People for Education survey applauds policy but cites problems implementing it as well as a shortage of guidance counsellors.