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  • Ontario Brings Learning Into The Digital Age

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, announced that the Ontario government is taking important steps to increase student access to high quality public education and turn Ontario into a global leader of modern and digital education. 

    News Release | Education

  • Minister of Education calls for Mediation

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement calling for mediation in the ongoing labour negotiations: 

    Statement | Education

  • Minister of Education Statement on ETFO Job Action

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario's (ETFO) notification of job action:

    Statement | Education

  • Minister of Education Statement on Ratification of CUPE Central Agreement

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the central agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Council of Trustees' Association (CTA):  

    Statement | Education

  • Ontario Announces Major Program Investment in the Skilled Trades

    TORONTO — In the lead-up to National Skilled Trades and Technology Week, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, announced a record-level investment to support expansion of the province's Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program to include an additional 122 new programs aimed at encouraging more high school students to enter the skilled trades. 

    News Release | Education

  • Minister Lecce Statement on Reducing Class Size

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding the Government's intent to reduce class sizes:

    Statement | Education

  • Ontario More Than Doubles Mental Health Funding for Students

    TORONTO — On World Mental Health Day, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced an investment of nearly $40 million, more than double the funding from 2017-18, to advance student mental health in partnership with education groups. The government also announced that it will permanently fund approximately 180 frontline mental health workers in secondary schools (social workers, psychologists and psychotherapists) to reduce wait times and improve access to critical services.

    News Release | Education

  • Ontario Backs New Community School in Meaford

    MEAFORD — The Government of Ontario has approved a new junior kindergarten to Grade 12 school building to provide modern learning environments for students in the Meaford area. The future school building will also offer local families an EarlyON Child and Family Centre room, where parents and their young children can access free early learning activities and resources.

    News Release | Education

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