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Coronavirus: Ontario school closure extended to May 31

Coronavirus: Ontario school closure extended to May 31

Posted April 26, 2020 12:15 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The closure of Ontario’s publicly-funded schools has been extended to the end of May amid the coronavirus pandemic, the province’s education minister has announced. “We will …

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Ontario public high school teachers reach deal with Ford government

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

The union representing Ontario’s public high school teachers says it has reached a new three-year deal with the provincial government, ending a contentious back-and-forth between the two sides since September 2019. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) was the last of the four provincial unions to reach a new …

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‘The math ain’t working:’ Online schooling not a smooth transition for parents during COVID-19

‘The math ain’t working:’ Online schooling not a smooth transition for parents during COVID-19

Every day, Karyn Keith feels torn between her competing roles as teacher and caregiver during the COVID-19 pandemic. Keith has been working to ensure her daughter keeps up with her studies since schools closed, but knows the eight-year-old needs a little extra comfort during this time. Despite her best efforts, …

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Coronavirus: Ontario parents, teachers say transition to e-learning will be a learning process

Coronavirus: Ontario parents, teachers say transition to e-learning will be a learning process

TORONTO – As school-aged children prepare for online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and parents say it’ll be an imperfect process as they figure out how to work with each family’s needs. Elementary-age children, parents say, need more time and supervision than high school students, who also start e-learning …

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Online learning begins for students across Ontario as COVID-19 closures continue

Online learning begins for students across Ontario as COVID-19 closures continue

TORONTO – Students across Ontario begin online learning today, more than three weeks after COVID-19 shuttered schools in the name of physical distancing. Teachers will lead the effort with both live and pre-recorded lessons, but the move poses challenges nonetheless. The Ministry of Education has said that e-learning cannot fully …

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Ontario returns to bargaining table with last teachers’ union as backdrop for talks changes

Ontario returns to bargaining table with last teachers’ union as backdrop for talks changes

TORONTO – The Ontario government is attempting to close an ugly round of bargaining as it restarts talks with the only remaining teachers’ union without a contract, and an expert says the COVID-19 pandemic may create a path to labour peace. University of Toronto professor and former deputy education minister Charles …

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Thames Valley District School Board offering computers to students learning at home – London

Thames Valley District School Board offering computers to students learning at home - London

Posted March 30, 2020 6:19 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Thames Valley District School Board is offering computers to children who do not have access to one to support learning from home during the COVID-19 …

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Coursework could go on if coronavirus keeps Ontario schools closed: minister

Coursework could go on if coronavirus keeps Ontario schools closed: minister

Ontario is looking at ways to keep coursework going if the COVID-19 pandemic prevents schools from reopening on April 6 as planned, the province’s education minister said in an open letter to parents on Sunday. The announcement builds on previous news that the province had launched an online learning portal …

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