Ontario education: Inside the rise of private tutoring

Silky Singh, who runs a private tutoring centre in Brampton, used to get just two to three calls a day during her busy season, which typically came after first report cards went home. But just two weeks into the school year, the Peel public board added Kumon to its list of centres providing tutoring for … Read more

EQAO test results: How did Toronto students do?

When it comes to reading, writing and math, Toronto’s public school students performed slightly better on Ontario-wide tests than the provincial average. According to the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), which on Thursday released standardized test results for schools and boards across the province, students across the GTA have an easier time when it … Read more

Ontario school support staff walkout leaves parents scrambling

As defiant school support staff prepare to walk off the job across the province on Friday, parents are left struggling to find child care and voicing concerns about yet another disruption to learning. Others are looking for ways to support the protesting workers. “I stand with education workers who are making a low wage and … Read more

Seneca College to drop COVID vaccine mandate in January

Seneca College, which had adopted one of the strictest COVID-19 policies of Ontario post-secondary institutions and whose vaccine mandate was successfully upheld in court last month, is dropping its vaccine requirement starting in the new year. “Regretfully, but necessarily, I am announcing today that Seneca’s vaccination policy will end on Dec. 31, 2022,” is how … Read more

COVID-19 harmed literacy development of younger N.B. students: minister – New Brunswick

by staff The Canadian Press Posted September 13, 2022 3:25 pm narrower font Descrease article font size –a Larger font Increase article font size a+ New Brunswick’s Department of Education says mental wellness remains a concern as students return to class after two years of disruptions due to the pandemic. The 2021-22 provincial assessment results … Read more

Hugs, smiles and optimism abound as kids return to school

For Cindy Wang, a Grade 12 student in Oakville, the school year is off to a promising start. Like thousands of Ontario students, she returned to school on Tuesday — in Toronto, classes resume Wednesday — and was able to participate in fun-filled activities, see teachers’ faces, and give classmates hugs. At her school, there’s … Read more

Uvalde students return to school for 1st time since mass shooting – National

Gilbert Mata woke up excited Tuesday for the first day of school since a gunman’s bullet tore through his leg three months ago in a fourth grade classroom in Uvalde. The 10-year-old has healed from his physical wounds, but burning smells still remind him of gunfire and the sight of many police officers recalls the … Read more

TTC Reminds Students That Fares Could Be Cheaper After Adjusting Their Presto Card Settings

If you’re a student who relies on the TTC to get to school, then saving money on your Presto card is a really good idea, friend. Toronto’s public transportation system is reminding students and parents to switch their cards to the youth fare setting ahead of the school year. “Presto cards are set to deduct … Read more

Education Minister Stephen Lecce pledges normal school year

As students across the province head back to school — though not until Wednesday in Toronto — Education Minister Stephen Lecce said they should look forward to “the beginning of a return to a normal school experience” after the chaos of lockdowns and online learning because of COVID -19. “This new school year marks the … Read more

U of T students demand action on anti-Asian racism this year

As Christine Mo, a masters student studying public policy at the University of Toronto, heads back to class for the start of a new school year, memories of the previous one weigh heavy. In February, joss paper, or “hell money,” meant to be burnt in offering to deities and deceased ancestors in the afterlife, was … Read more