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Will schools return to ‘normal’ in September? Health experts say it depends on various factors

In the News   |   June 21, 2021

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One morning this week, Jeff Crane pulled into the parking lot of the public school where he has worked for more than eight years, but this time, he had to show identification to gain entry.... read more

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Vancouver School Board phases out honours programs in high schools

In the News   |   June 16, 2021

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The Vancouver School Board is cutting honours courses in math and science in its high schools because the school district says they do not comply with the equity and inclusion goal of ensuring that all... read more

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Ryerson statue toppled as calls amplify for name change at Toronto university

Articles of Interest   |   June 8, 2021

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Ryerson University is facing growing calls from its faculty to change the name of the university after a campus statue honouring its namesake, Egerton Ryerson, was toppled following a sit-in to honour the victims of... read more

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Ontario students won’t return to in-person learning for the rest of school year, Doug Ford announces

In the News   |   June 3, 2021

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Ontario’s two million public school students will learn remotely for the last four weeks of the academic year as the government looks to keep its large-scale reopening plans for the summer on track, rather than... read more

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Alberta calls for national security rules for academics to prevent intellectual property transfer to China

In the News   |   May 25, 2021

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Alberta is urging the federal government to set strong national standards to ensure that Canadian universities and researchers are not transferring scientific data and intellectual property to China that benefits its military and security apparatus.... read more

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How to combat viral disinformation

Research & Findings   |   May 14, 2021

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As we close out another school year, we ask: What is the most concerning issue in a world of educational worries? The COVID pandemic would seem to top the list, yet it should pass with... read more

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Ontario’s graduating teacher candidates rush to write math competency test

In the News   |   May 10, 2021

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Graduating student teachers across Ontario will be scrambling to write a math proficiency test the provincial government is making available on Monday, following a months-long delay that has prevented would-be educators from clearing a final... read more

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Cancelled speech, resignation are latest fallout from Azarova affair at University of Toronto

In the News   |   May 7, 2021

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Former governor-general Michaëlle Jean has postponed a speech she was to give at the University of Toronto following pressure from academics who asked her to respect the formal censure imposed on U of T by... read more

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The kids are not all right: Educators worry about absences as COVID-19 challenges continue for parents, students

In the News   |   May 4, 2021

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Every Thursday for the past five months, Todd Perrier has dropped off bags of groceries at the doorstep of as many as 20 families in Thunder Bay. Most times, he will steal a few minutes to... read more

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Federal government willing to assist financially troubled Laurentian University

In the News   |   April 29, 2021

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The federal government says it is willing to provide funds to assist financially troubled Laurentian University and is in discussions with the Ontario government about how best to support French-language postsecondary education in the province. Official Languages Minister Mélanie... read more

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Hope wanes that Ontario students will return to in-class learning before the end of the school year

In the News   |   April 27, 2021

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The head of Canada’s largest pediatric hospital believes children in Ontario shouldn’t return to the classroom until educators have received at least one dose of the vaccine and there is low community spread – conditions... read more

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Why don’t teachers get more respect?

Research & Findings   |   April 14, 2021

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Among 35 nations in a 2018 study, Canada ranked eleventh in terms of the value it places on the teaching profession. It can be challenging enough to teach, even in non-pandemic times, without enduring the... read more

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Ontario to keep schools closed as COVID-19 infections soar

In the News   |   April 13, 2021

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The Ontario government is closing schools across the province and moving to online learning indefinitely, a decision that comes after the Education Minister publicly pledged to keep classrooms open. The sudden switch was made as... read more

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Laurentian fires professors, slashes programs

Articles of Interest   |   April 13, 2021

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Laurentian University fired dozens of professors and slashed its program offerings in an unprecedented round of cuts on Monday aimed at tackling the university’s insolvency. The Sudbury school announced the elimination of 58 undergraduate and... read more

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Provinces inconsistent on how to test students and school staff for COVID-19

In the News   |   April 6, 2021

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Only in the past two weeks has the Saskatchewan government started shipping rapid COVID-19 tests to schools. Alberta piloted a rapid testing program in two schools late last month. And in Ontario, some regions have... read more

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