Education

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
Published On: July 30, 2020
OPINION: Major League Baseball came up with a plan (of sorts) to play during the pandemic. It didn’t go well. Now Ontario is headed in the same direction.
Published On: July 30, 2020
The government unveiled its back-to-school plan on Thursday. Read what it has to say about part-time vs. full-time, masks, and COVID-19 screening.
Published On: July 28, 2020
What do educators and policymakers have to do to make schools safe for September and also foster optimum learning?
Published On: July 24, 2020
TVO.org speaks with a caretaker from a GTA public school about staffing issues, what goes into a regular workday — and why, starting in the fall, workdays will be anything but regular.
Published On: July 23, 2020
TVO.org speaks with Sam Hammond of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario about what it will take — and cost — to get students and staff back in class.
Published On: July 22, 2020
TVO.org speaks with an elementary-school teacher about instructing and comforting students from six feet away — and why they think we’re headed for another shutdown.
Published On: July 21, 2020
TVO.org speaks with Zain Chagla, an associate professor at McMaster University, about hygiene, classroom quarantines — and what the science says.
Published On: July 21, 2020
OPINION: I teach at the same Toronto middle school I once attended as a student — and I’ve learned cold, hard, and ugly truths about how racism operates in the education system.
Published On: July 08, 2020
TVO.org speaks with Annie Kidder, of People for Education, about why creating a division between “academic” and “applied” was a bad idea — and what needs to replace it.
Published On: July 07, 2020
OPINION: The minister of education is promising solid new equity policies for Ontario schools. But ensuring they actually work is going to take more than promises.
Published On: July 07, 2020
The province says it will end 'streaming' in Grade 9. But will it actually happen? 
Published On: July 03, 2020
Post-secondary institutions in the region rely heavily on international-student tuition. But what if the pandemic keeps those students at home?
Published On: June 29, 2020
OPINION: Any widespread restart of the economy depends on schools reopening. Right now, Ontario doesn’t really have a plan.