Education

Students rally in 14 Ontario cities to protest high tuition fees

TORONTO — Thousands of college and university students chanted slogans and marched through the streets of 14 Ontario cities Wednesday as part of a provincewide campaign calling on the Ontario government to slash tuition fees.

Undergrad tuition rises to average of $4724 a year: StatsCan

Full-time Canadian undergraduate students paid an average of $4,724 in tuition for the 2008/2009 academic year, an increase of 3.6 per cent over the previous year, Statistics Canada said Thursday.


Principal involved in feces incident reassigned

Kristin Rushowy Toronto Star 19.09.2008
Principal involved in feces incident reassigned

Maria Pantalone, a Toronto principal who pleaded guilty to throwing feces at a child, has been reassigned to a west-end elementary school.

Toronto schools failing

ANTONELLA ARTUSO Toronto Sun 18.09.2008
Toronto schools failing

Toronto public school students are underperforming in province-wide testing, while York Region schools are well above average. The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released individual school results yesterday for Grades 3 and 6 r...


Toronto school board under fire

TOM GODFREY Chatham Daily News 03.09.2008
Toronto school board under fire

Hundreds of Toronto students who are in Canada illegally are being turned away from classrooms as school officials target rich visa students who can pay high sums for education, teachers and immigration groups say.

Seek alternatives to school closings

As Ontario schoolchildren return to class this week, some are facing more than just back-to-school jitters. Labour troubles loom over the new school year after collective bargaining agreements for the province's teachers expired on Sunday. The Cat...


Support workers' strike averted at Ont. colleges

Ontario college students can breathe easier after a last-minute deal with support staff was reached yesterday averting the possibility of a strike. The agreement between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and the College Compensation and A...

Toronto University Graduate Students Focus On Sexual Diversity Study

Toronto, Ontario (AHN) - The University of Toronto will begin offering starting fall master's and doctorate programs covering a wide range of sex-related topics from literary to public health. The university will be the first in Canada to offer gr...


Toronto Teacher Wins ETFO’s New Teacher of the Year Award

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) presented Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT) member Vana Pistiolis with the New Teacher of the Year Award at its annual meeting in Toronto today.

Ontario won't fund proposed law schools

KAREN HOWLETT The Globe and Mail 30.07.2008
Ontario won't fund proposed law schools

The Ontario government says it has no money to train new lawyers, dashing the hopes of three universities in the province competing to open the first new law school in Canada in nearly 30 years. Plans for the new schools come from Wilfrid Laurier ...


Trent bringing new campus to Toronto

ELIZABETH CHURCH The Globe and Mail 23.07.2008
Trent bringing new campus to Toronto

Trent University, well known for its leafy, riverside setting, has plans to set up shop in the shadow of Toronto skyscrapers as a partner with George Brown College in its new waterfront campus.

George Brown Gets Provincial Funding For A New Waterfront Campus

George Brown College will soon boast a brand new campus, and it's set to sit right on Toronto's waterfront. Projections for the next decade show that there will be a shortage of about 40,000 post-secondary education spots in Ontario. The provincia...


Toronto college owner charged with bribery

Dan Robson Toronto Star 26.06.2008
Toronto college owner charged with bribery

The owner of a local private college is facing bribery charges for allegedly attempting to pay off a public official after the college was accused of granting fraudulent diplomas.

Toronto boy, 6, allegedly whipped with belts in school bathroom

TORONTO - A York Region Catholic school principal's failure to report the alleged beating of a six-year-old boy to his parents or to police has prompted a member of the Ontario legislature to push for a provincial investigation of the incident and...


Seven school boards asked to justify high spending in wake of expense scandal

TORONTO — Several school boards across Ontario will have to justify their high trustee expenses in the wake of a spending scandal at Toronto's Catholic school board and fresh allegations of questionable charges at another board, Education Minister...

Canadians eliminated in National Spelling Bee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The little red-and-white maple leaf flags in the audience didn't wave in triumph one single time Friday. The semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee turned into a major Canadian wipeout.


Algoma U Now Ontario's Newest University

Queen’s Park – Just three days after the introduction of legislation to create an independent Algoma University the McGuinty government has passed the bill through third and final reading David Orazietti, MPP announced today.

Toronto's Africentric school creates walls between students

Jessie Sierra The Intelligencer 29.05.2008
Toronto's Africentric school creates walls between students

After countless debates and many years of strong support and passionate opposition, the Toronto School Board has announced the opening of the first Africentric school in Canadian history. Following a 13-8 vote in favour of the idea, the school for...


Students wade into real-life ecology class

Nicole Baute Toronto Star 23.05.2008

For a group of Oshawa Grade 6 students, yesterday's science lesson was interactive – and a little wet. The Coronation Public School helped biologists, conservation workers and volunteers release 27,000 tiny salmon fry, each weighing no more than a...

Canada's score rising on lifelong learning index

Meagan Fitzpatrick Canada.com 22.05.2008
Canada's score rising on lifelong learning index

OTTAWA - Improvements in Quebec and Atlantic Canada helped drive up Canada's overall score on an index that measures lifelong learning, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) said Wednesday.