Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown is making a hard-right turn, promising to scrap Ontario's Liberal government's new sexual education curriculum on the eve of a close-fought Toronto by-election. In a letter addressed "Dear Parents" and dated this week, Mr. Brown pledged to kill the Liberals' sex-ed curriculum.
About one-third of Toronto's public schools require critical repairs, new data show, as Canada's largest school board faces a $3.4-billion maintenance backlog. The Toronto District School Board says roughly 200 of its schools, out of 588, have old boilers, roofs, windows and other systems integral to the operation of the buildings that have surpassed the end of their service life, and are deemed "urgent" repairs.
The Toronto District School Board and an elementary school principal said they behaved like a "prudent parent" to protect two students, despite claims that the children faced repeated threats and assaults inflicted by a classmate with special needs.
On a hot morning in August, Veer Gill, 7, and two friends are sprawled on the grass at their school playground, drawing leaves of varying sizes on plain white paper. It's part of their lesson in math - a subject most kids would dare not consider during the final weeks of summer vacation.
The Ontario government says it will keep publicly funded schools for children with severe learning disabilities open this academic year and has no plans to close them, but parents still fear they will be shuttered over time to save money.
Superintendents and directors at Ontario school boards are criticizing a public-sector wage freeze, saying it treats them unfairly. The education ministry clamped down on the salaries of senior staff last year, auditing school boards to determine how many executives received pay hikes and ordering them to repay the money.
The end of school is looming, but before you start searching Pinterest for last-minute craft ideas or head to Starbucks to buy a $50 gift certificate, stop and consider what your child's teacher really wants for an end-of-year present.
Angela Kennedy, chair of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, was a vocal critic of Ontario's sexual education curriculum, which was rolled out in schools last fall. That is, until one of her seven sons made her rethink her views with a shocking revelation of what happened to him as a boy.
Two elementary pupils and their parents are suing the Toronto District School Board and their principal, saying their school failed to protect them from repeated threats and assaults inflicted by a classmate with special needs, according to a lawsuit filed in an Ontario court.
Parents have waited in lines or placed their hopes on a lottery system to get their child a coveted spot in French immersion. But new data show that exuberance fades as children get older. Data collected by The Globe and Mail from several big Ontario school boards indicate that about half of the students drop out of the program as they move through their elementary-school years.
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