Ontario government needs to spell out what's new in sex-ed curriculum: TDSB chair

The government has warned teachers who use the scrapped 2015 version will face consequences and invited parents to anonymously report potential breaches to the province.

Posted:
August 23, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario families launch human rights challenge against sex-ed curriculum rollback

A group of families is launching a human rights challenge to the Ontario government's decision to repeal and replace the province's modernized sex-education curriculum.

Posted:
August 09, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

Almost half of TDSB students expelled over last 5 years are black, report says

The majority of the TDSB's more than 300 expelled students were males in secondary schools. Of those, 48 per cent self-identified as black, compared to 10 per cent who are white.

Posted:
July 17, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

LGBT advocates, NDP target rollback of sex-ed curriculum at Toronto event

Speakers took aim at the government's announcement that schools would temporarily revert to a 1998 version of the sex-ed curriculum rather than the Liberals' updated version.

Posted:
July 16, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Toronto school principal under investigation for compiling list of black students

The principal of the Etobicoke School of the Arts admitted to sharing the list and apologized, stating that it was an "inappropriate approach to identifying gaps in supports."

Posted:
June 26, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Programs aimed at helping black students facing disciplinary issues can wipe slates clean

The Plug has given families free legal advice, provided them with lawyers at hearings ,and played an advocacy role in meetings and mediation sessions.

Posted:
June 25, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Racial Justice Report Card Shows Where Political Parties Stand on Racial Equity and Racial Justice

COP-COC released its 2018 Racial Justice Report Card for Ontario, showing where the three main Ontario political parties stand on issues affecting racialized communities.

Posted:
May 30, 2018
Article source:
Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change

May 4: New research: Many Ontario schools failing students who have an intellectual disability

Details of the research will be released by the report's authors, and a panel discussion between the authors and students from Ryerson University's Disability Studies program will follow.

Posted:
May 01, 2018
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

A breakdown of anti-poverty measures in budget 2018

The Dignity for All campaign applauds indexing the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) and strengthening the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB), now called the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB).

Posted:
April 04, 2018
Article source:
Canada Without Poverty

Standardized tests could soon be more fair to northwestern Ontario students

Currently, literacy tests sometimes ask students to respond to situations that are common to large cities, scenarios some students can't relate to.

Posted:
March 27, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)