OPSBA in the Media – September 2023

2023 9/13 | Connects Page, OPSBA in the Media

Ontario kids are now taught Indigenous curriculum earlier. Here’s why that matters, say advocates
CBC News Toronto – September 30, 2023
Students in Ontario are learning about the residential school system, Indigenous history and First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities earlier than they ever have before, but some say Indigenous curriculum should extend well beyond that to make a long-lasting difference.

What is being done in Ontario schools to meet calls of the Truth and Reconciliation commission.
CBC Radio, Ontario Morning – September 29, 2023
Ontario has made some progress when it comes to Indigenous education, but still has a long way to go to meet the calls from The Truth and reconciliation Commission.
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Is your school closed on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation?
CBC Kids News – September 22, 2023
Many kids across Canada will be staying home from school for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
This year Sept. 30 — the official holiday — falls on a Saturday.
Some schools will be closed on the Friday before and many are closed the Monday after.

Ontario reaches tentative deal with elementary education workers
CTV News Toronto – September 22, 2023
Ontario has reached a tentative agreement with the 3,500 education workers represented by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO).
In a news release issued Friday, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced the deal and said it will help keep kids in class.

Tentative Agreement Reached With ETFO Education Workers
Muskoka 411 – September 22, 2023
The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that the Council of Trustees’ Associations/School Board Associations (CTA) and the provincial government have successfully negotiated a tentative settlement on central terms of a collective agreement with the ETFO Education Workers.

Ontario reaches tentative deal with 3,500 elementary school education workers
Toronto Star – September 22, 2023
The province has reached a tentative deal with education workers represented by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, almost four weeks after announcing a proposal that would see public high school teachers and school staffers avoid strikes through binding arbitration.

‘Get back to basics,’ Ontario education minister urges Ottawa school board
CTV News Ottawa – September 12, 2023
Ontario’s education minister is telling Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) trustees to get “back to basics” after internal battles between trustees came to a head in a code of conduct vote Monday night.