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Education Reporter — Globe and Mail
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Education reporter at The Globe and Mail (calphonso@globeandmail.com), on mat leave till Jan. 2016, mom of 2, juggler.

Teachers’ pay should be based on performance, not years worked: report

theglobeandmail.com — Teachers should receive pay increases based on their classroom performance and student feedback, not years in the profession, according to a new report commissioned by a group representing Canada's largest employers. The report from the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) says the current teacher compensation model is ineffective, and that its recommendations could improve the quality of classroom instruction.
Dec 30, 2014

RT @globe_education: Top 10 Education stories of 2014: No. 10 - Teacher pay should be based on performance not years, by @calphonso ow.ly/GB9S2

TDSB’s Donna Quan to provide contract to new chair

theglobeandmail.com — The top-ranking staffer of the Toronto District School Board will release her employment contract to the board's newly appointed chair by Monday. Chair Shaun Chen told trustees late on Thursday that education director Donna Quan will provide him with a copy of her contract, as well as those of two of her predecessors, by Dec.

Former chair says she failed in last-ditch bid to see contract of director

theglobeandmail.com — In her final hours as chair of the Toronto District School Board, Mari Rutka sent an e-mail to trustees: Despite repeated efforts, she writes, she failed to obtain a copy of the employment contract for the board's top-ranking staffer, leaving confusion swirling over how much education director Donna Quan is paid.
Dec 04, 2014

#TDSB director stonewalls former chair but is willing to share contract with new chair. Why the change? m.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/d…

Shaun Chen elected as new chair of Toronto District School Board

theglobeandmail.com — The new chair of the Toronto District School Board has promised the board will be more open after months of secrecy and infighting that prompted Premier Kathleen Wynne's government to step in. A new board of trustees elected Shaun Chen, a Phd student in social justice education, as chair Monday evening by a secret ballot.
Dec 02, 2014

Shaun Chen elected as new chair of Toronto District School Board tgam.ca/EGgU via @globeandmail BB10 app

Behind the bitter tensions at the Toronto school board

theglobeandmail.com — Vidyia Rego's career as chief financial officer of the Toronto District School Board ended abruptly after she raised alarm bells about a program that runs summer camps for children in inner-city neighbourhoods.
Jul 10, 2015

@goldsbie And the Toronto Life story backs up the story @calphonso and I wrote last November: tgam.ca/EGdl

Outgoing TDSB chair welcomes provincial probe into structure of board

theglobeandmail.com — The outgoing chair of the Toronto District School Board says she's encouraged that a provincial probe will fix the problems plaguing the institution. Mari Rutka, who lost her seat in the recent municipal elections, met with Education Minister Liz Sandals on Wednesday, after she asked the province to intervene.

Ontario hires consultant to review Toronto school board

theglobeandmail.com — The Ontario government is taking the unusual step of hiring a consultant to probe governance issues at the Toronto District School Board amid growing concerns over tensions between trustees and the board's top-ranking staffer.

TDSB director’s salary hiked despite letter from Education Minister

theglobeandmail.com — The former chair of the Toronto District School Board awarded a pay increase to its top-ranking staffer, ignoring an edict from Ontario's Education Minister to freeze the salary of the education director.
Nov 21, 2014

Liz Sandals told TDSB to hold the line on education director's salary, but the chair went ahead and hiked it anyway theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/t…

Nov 21, 2014

TDSB director’s salary hiked despite letter from Education Minister tgam.ca/EG49 via @globeandmail BB10 app.

Nov 21, 2014

RT @lizchurchto: TDSB director’s salary hiked despite letter from Education Minister tgam.ca/EG49 via @globeandmail BB10 app.

Nov 22, 2014

RT @globeandmail: The salary of TDSB director Donna Quan was hiked despite a letter from the Education Minister trib.al/IzArI2g pic.twitter.com/YnyiVifJdA

Education Minister plans meet with TDSB chair amid turmoil

theglobeandmail.com — A culture of intimidation pervades Canada's largest school board, in which trustees who ask uncomfortable questions or seek greater accountability are subjected to "public shaming," a veteran trustee has told the province's Education Minister.
Nov 19, 2014

Education Minister plans meet with TDSB chair amid turmoil tgam.ca/EG1L via @globeandmail BB10 app

Nov 19, 2014

Ont's education minister will meet TDSB chair amid allegations of a "culture of intimidation" theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/e… @kahowlett @calphonso

Nov 19, 2014

RT @jembradshaw: Ont's education minister will meet TDSB chair amid allegations of a "culture of intimidation" theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/e… @kahowlett @calphonso

Nov 19, 2014

scrutiny at last Ontario education minister to meet TDSB chair re allegations of "culture of intimidation" theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/e…

Toronto trustees call for province to probe school board

theglobeandmail.com — The chair of Canada's largest school board is calling on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's government to intervene with the board's highest ranking staffer, alleging that director of education Donna Quan has blocked trustees from probing controversial payments and partnerships.
Nov 18, 2014

Toronto trustees call for province to probe school board tgam.ca/EGZW via @globeandmail BB10 app

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Jul 31, 2015

According to OSSTF email, Premier convened meeting last week. Treasury board was present. Everyone agreed settlement was achieveable. #onted

Jul 31, 2015

OSSTF invited by provincial mediator to meet Aug 11 and "explore the possibility" of returning to bargaining table, according to OSSTF email

Jul 28, 2015

. @PeelSchools reaches partial agreement with its high school teachers. Still some issues, and yet to see what happens at provincial table.

Jul 27, 2015

RT @globeandmail: Work at The Globe: We are offering a one-year, full time Indigenous Journalist Internship trib.al/ZPNNwAn

Jul 27, 2015

RT @SeanFitz_Gerald: "O Canada, our home is where we stand ... " - the four-year-old, the inadvertent philosopher.

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