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Measuring What Matters: Research Papers Posted!

Have you visited the Measuring What Matters site recently?  We have posted research papers on measuring health, social-emotional skills, creativity, and citizenship, as well as an overview of what we heard over the past year in consultations, surveys, and focus groups. Check out all of the research, then add your thoughts right on the website!

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Are We Measuring What Matters in Education?

Started by Annie Kidder in Measuring success in education.. Last reply by susan schuurman Jul 29. 3 Replies

People for Education is working to trigger a fundamental shift in the way we define success in education.Working with educators, policy makers, the public and scholars, we're building a set of school conditions and student competencies that…Continue

Do report cards matter?

Started by Sheila Stewart in Curriculum / Report Cards. Last reply by Sheila Stewart Jul 20. 5 Replies

This morning I listened to this radio interview (Ottawa CBC w/ Joel Westheimer) on the topic of report cards and the current situation in Ontario: …Continue

Labour issues in Ontario's publicly funded education system

Started by Annie Kidder in Education Policy and Government BIlls. Last reply by susan schuurman Aug 8. 35 Replies

Contracts for all teaching and support staff expired in August 2014.Since then, the province, school boards and teachers' federations have been in negotiations. They are working under a new…Continue

Teaching Aboriginal curriculum: it's all about teachers' attitudes

Started by Andrew Piekarski in Curriculum / Report Cards. Last reply by Janet McCarrol Jun 10. 6 Replies

As some of us ponder on how to improve the Ontario history curriculum to better reflect Canada's aboriginal inheritance, it's worth taking a look at the experience of other provinces.  Changing the curriculum is one thing.  Getting teachers to teach…Continue

Meet the Moderators!

 Anelia Coppes

Anelia is the co-chair of the Near North District School Board Parent Involvement Committee, school council chair at Parry Sound High School and a school council member at the elementary school.  The mother of four children, Anelia has been actively involved at her Board, attending board and committee meetings, giving parent input on current Education issues. Anelia is a member of the People for Education Network, and you’ll often find her giving a warm welcome to new community members.  Follow her on Twitter at @aneliacoppes.

 Annie Kidder

Annie is the Executive Director of People for Education. The mother of two daughters, Annie has worked for the last 16 years to keep public education in the public eye. She attended 12 schools between kindergarten and grade 12, which may have been how she acquired her passion for public education. Annie is the recipient of numerous awards for her advocacy work. She has spoken at conferences across the country and is regularly quoted in the media as an expert on education issues. Follow her on Twitter at @anniekidder.

Jacqui Strachan

Jacqui is the Engagement Director at People for Education. She loves to connect with parents, community groups, and anyone who shares her passion for public education. At P4E, she helps to develop parent tip sheets, coordinates the People for Education Network, provides parent support, and runs workshops to help engage parents in their children’s education. Follow her on Twitter at @jacquistrachan.

 
 
 

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susan schuurman replied to Annie Kidder's discussion 'Labour issues in Ontario's publicly funded education system'
"Contract work isn't stable and is very, very hard on the family because your bills are fixed.  Also, how long is the contract? It seems that renewing of contracts can bring a lot of headaches with it. Depending on the contract, I wonder…"
Aug 8
susan schuurman replied to Annie Kidder's discussion 'Labour issues in Ontario's publicly funded education system'
"I am not so sure anymore about the community kumbaya thing.  I wonder how much volunteering has had an impact on job loss.  I wonder if too much has come down to the local level. My suspicions are that it does have an impact at the local…"
Aug 8
Shelley Stacey replied to Annie Kidder's discussion 'Labour issues in Ontario's publicly funded education system'
"No likely not I view it as a way to improve their citizenship - by understanding that as a community we need to do things that help others.  It is so opposite of unpaid internships which is a huge problem for young adults straight out of…"
Aug 7
susan schuurman replied to Annie Kidder's discussion 'Labour issues in Ontario's publicly funded education system'
"It's a good point when you put it that way. It is very little.Yet at this time, with unpaid internships and volunteer work expected, I am not so sure it's the right thing to do. I'm wondering what kind of message we're sending.…"
Aug 7
Shelley Stacey replied to Annie Kidder's discussion 'Labour issues in Ontario's publicly funded education system'
"It literally works out to 10 hours per year...which is basically nothing.  I would personally prefer if is was 40 hours per year. "
Aug 7
susan schuurman replied to Annie Kidder's discussion 'Labour issues in Ontario's publicly funded education system'
"I think at times there's a very fine line between the two. I Keep in mind they're heading into high school with on-going tests, thinking about working part-time, a literacy test and getting decent grades for post-secondary. I'm not…"
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