School Walk: Family-friendly neighbourhood planning

Family-friendly neighbourhood planning View the story School Walk Family-friendly neighbourhood planning By Paul Shaker and Sonja Macdonald When you think of your neighbourhood, chances are the community spaces that come to mind include your street, the local park, and the neighbourhood school. This isn’t surprising: an elementary school is typically…
Read more

Seniority and occasional teacher qualifications: Understanding Regulation 274

Suggestions by the Ontario government that class size caps be lifted for primary students, or that full day kindergarten not be guaranteed beyond the 2019-20 school year (further complicated by the education minister’s announcement that full day learning, however would be guaranteed) have arguably been the predominant focus of the…
Read more

Edu-tech corporations eyeing the public education frontier

The dangers of corporate monopolies in our communications have been recently revealed through exposés of social media corporations like Google and Facebook. Almost unnoticed, though, has been a similar analysis of the way in which these same corporate monopolies have been colonizing and privatizing public education under the guise of…
Read more

Cutting crew: What the 10% tuition fee reduction really means for Ontario

Wait—a 10% tuition fee reduction, followed by a freeze. In [checks notes] Doug Ford’s Ontario? If you didn’t hear the record scratch after Tuesday’s sneak peek announcement, you weren’t paying close enough attention. Since assuming office, Doug Ford’s conservative government has made public funding for universities contingent on institutions adopting…
Read more

Provincial Roundup

A cross-country scan of the state of public primary and secondary education in Canada for November 2018. View the story Menu British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Nova Scotia Our Schools | Our Selves November 2018 Edited by Erika Shaker As part of its new digital format, Our Schools /…
Read more