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President's Message - October 11, '17

Provincial Council Meeting

Our Provincial Council will be meeting for the first time this school year later this week. Please contact your Provincial Councillor before tomorrow night if you have any questions or concerns to share.

OCT Advisory

The Ontario College of Teachers has released a professional advisory about responding to the bullying of students. To promote discussion, the College is hosting presentations and a panel discussion around the province with school board representatives, police services and community organizations. 

The advisorybackgrounder and schedule of presentations are available on the College's website at oct.ca

People for Education School Surveys

People for Education has just sent out its Annual School Survey to principals. We encourage you to fill it in, if you have time. The information in the reports is used by academics, policy-makers, the media and the Ministry of Education to assess education policy, talk about possible changes needed and paint a full picture of the overall health of our education system. This year the survey is seeking to find out more about where principals spend the most time and how they deal with competing priorities.

You can complete the survey online by following this link. Individual results are confidential, but the overall results are reported in People for Education’s Annual Report on Ontario's Publicly Funded Schools.  

If you have any questions, please call People for Education at 416-534-0100. 

Media

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Canada’s first Indigenous student trustee wants more of his culture in the classroom

Long running Ontario drama festival gets new sponsor

Why teens should start school later

Why I quit teaching math

Schools and daycares fail lead tests

Teachers’ Life launches online mental health resource

Tackling student mental health is urgent


Queen's Park

There were questions in the House last week aboutthe visit by American education Secretary to Ontariofunding for educationchildren’s mental health services for First Nations and opioid abuse.