Archive for May 4, 2017

People for Education map showing school closings

From People for Education:

Read the news release and also read  “School boards affected by declining enrolment and changes to the funding formula”  and “Changes to school closing guidelines”

“School closings in Ontario: New data on the number of schools to be closed

People for Education has conducted a study of accommodation reviews across Ontario and produced an interactive map of schools to be closed in the province’s 72 school boards.

People for Education’s analysis shows that, of the 34 school boards with school closings planned:

  • school board staff have recommended that 121 schools close—most of them between June 2017 and June 2020;
  • as of April 30, 2017, trustees have voted to close 58 of the recommended schools;
  • school board votes are pending for a further 52 of the schools that staff have recommended to close;
  • there are approximately 33,000 students in schools recommended to close; and
  • 25 new schools are proposed; most consolidating student populations from two or more closing schools.

Read the report.
View the school closing map.

Rowan: note there are no TDSB schools included on this map

May 4, 2017 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

TESL Canada Journal: 2017 theme issue on refugees in Canada

Special issue volume 33(10)  2017 of the TESL Canada Journal is devoted to refugees and includes the following articles:

Check ’em out! Rowan

May 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

2 new resources from UNESCO (Holocaust; out of school students)

Unesco has released 2 new documents – not for the classroom teacher, but policy makers.

Education about the Holocaust and preventing genocide: A policy guide [pdf]. From the executive summary, p 7.   “The Holocaust was a watershed event in relatively recent history whose legacies still shape our world and whose lessons are relevant to the challenges we face today. To this end, in line with initiatives supported by the United Nations and UNESCO, this guide aims to help key actors in the world’s education systems implement effective education about the Holocaust and genocide as well as mass atrocities by discussing approaches for integrating this education into various environments”

MONITORING EDUCATION PARTICIPATION Framework for Monitoring Children and Adolescents who are Out of School or at Risk of Dropping Out [pdf].This proposes a means of even collection data about out of school children.  The image below is from page 14 of the report.


May 4, 2017 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

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