Education

Published On: September 14, 2020
OPINION: Learning pods hold the promise of safer schooling during a pandemic. But the larger move toward education privatization undermines democratic commitments to equity, equality, and inclusion.
September 11, 2020
What does homeschooling entail and how many families are opting in?
Published On: September 11, 2020
OPINION: My four-year-old is heading back to school. I am trying to remain calm. I am not always succeeding.
Published On: September 10, 2020
Many Ontarians are worried about the government’s school-reopening plan — so some are opting to swap the province's curriculum for their own.
Published On: September 09, 2020
School reopening presents a real threat for First Nations communities, where education has historically been underfunded. Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, still waiting for federal dollars, is turning to land-based learning.
September 08, 2020
Steve Paikin talks to Ontario's Minister of Education Stephen Lecce as school restarts amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published On: September 08, 2020
On top of the regular back-to-school stress, students are dealing with a pandemic. So public and Catholic boards in Hamilton and Niagara Region are working to support their mental well-being.
Published On: September 04, 2020
Lagging internet. Fewer board staff. Funding disparities. In the James Bay area, schools face a specific set of challenges heading into the year.
September 03, 2020
Everyone agrees that children and youth need the structure of school. But what are the best guidelines to make a safe return?
September 02, 2020
Ontario teachers discuss their concerns and plans for returning to school.
Published On: September 02, 2020
Ontario’s back-to-school plan doesn’t accommodate students with disabilities, advocates say — and offers more evidence that they have been forgotten throughout the pandemic.
Published On: September 01, 2020
More than 830,000 children in the province rely on school buses. Are the government's busing guidelines putting their health at risk?
Published On: August 27, 2020
OPINION: Parents, kids, teachers, and school staff will be on the front lines this fall. But the way it plays out will affect everyone.
Published On: August 26, 2020
The government has released its guidelines for public-health units and school boards for managing coronavirus cases among students and teachers as the return to school looms.
Published On: August 18, 2020
Ontario's latest effort to help get kids back to school has hit two stumbling blocks so far.
Published On: August 12, 2020
OPINION: Doug Ford says the government’s going to do everything it can to make its back-to-school plan work and “pray to God that everyone’s safe.” Teachers and families need more than that.
Published On: August 11, 2020
OPINION: Ontario families aren’t demanding perfection from a back-to-school plan. They want the Tories to consider every option and exhaust every possible resource.
Published On: August 05, 2020
OPINION: Doug Ford says the choice not to shrink class sizes isn’t his plan — he’s just listening to the medical experts. He’s wrong