An organizer of the Oct. 1 protest, pulling students out of classes at Thorncliffe Park Public School, says his group wants to send a strong message to the Ontario government regarding its new health curriculum. About 200 parents and children gathered outside the school in East York on Oct. 1. Protestors formed human chains and marched with their picket signs on Thorncliffe Park Drive. They were protesting the new sex component of the health curriculum in Ontario’s public schools. The parents pulled more than half of the students, about 740 children, from the school for the day.
Future Goals successfully combines sport with students STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and math). The NHL believes the integration of hockey into the education system will provide a fun and resourceful teaching method for kids across North America.
Pancake Day was extra sweet this year at Jackman Avenue Public School, thanks to the homemade maple syrup from the school’s own sugar maple trees.
Teaching assistants are causing chaos for commuters as they continue their strike at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus.
Speaking about how the cuts would affect East York, Ward 16/Beaches-East York trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher told the Observer that it is “far too early” to predict how the austerity will trickle down to neighbourhood schools.
Just two weeks after Ontario’s government announced a three-year strategy to combat sexual violence, post-secondary students and activists are gathering in Ottawa for a national forum Thursday and Friday.
Picketers marched to Queen’s Park Wednesday March 4, 2015 to drum up support for their labour dispute with York and the University of Toronto. But as Observer Television News’ Veronica Agudelo reports, some students worry the strike will cost them their semester.
Both the TCDSB and its public counterpart, the TDSB, have found themselves in deficits. The main concern for both boards is that the cuts will come at a cost for students, but TCDSB trustees say that they’re trying to keep the changes as distant from the students as possible.
On a cold Wednesday morning, students marched along Sentinel Road, just a few blocks from York University’s Keele campus, which as of today remains on strike.
For her part, Wynne said, “We are at a moment where there are more people paying attention and so we have to seize that moment and make some gains.”