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  • Ontario Continues to Gradually and Safely Reopen Child Care for Working Parents

    TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government announced its plan to allow licensed child care centres across Ontario to open at full capacity starting September 1, 2020. This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the COVID-19 Command Table. As a result, parents will be able to return to work knowing their children are in a safe and supportive care setting.

    News Release | Education

  • Supervisor Appointed to Peel District School Board

    TORONTO — Today, Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce issued the following statement on the appointment of Bruce Rodrigues to supervise the Peel District School Board (PDSB):

    Statement | Education

  • Ontario Makes Historic Investment in Public Education

    TORONTO - Today, the Ontario government announced that it is investing $736 million more in public education for the 2020-21 school year, increasing the total to more than $25.5 billion. This funding, through the Grants for Student Needs (GSN) program, represents the largest investment in public education in Ontario's history. As a result, Ontario's average per-pupil funding amount has reached $12,525, which is an increase of $250 over the previous year.

    News Release | Education

  • Ontario Makes Major Investment in Mental Health and Technology to Support Students

    VAUGHAN - The Ontario Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced $15 million to purchase thousands of classroom computers, and $10 million to hire additional mental health workers. These new resources will help ensure students can return to school with the confidence and the tools they need to succeed. This funding represents the highest amount the Ministry of Education has ever dedicated to these two areas through the Grants for Student Needs (GSN).

    News Release | Education

  • Ontario Develops Additional Learning Materials for Students and Teachers

    TORONTO — The Ontario government, in partnership with Science North and the Ontario Science Centre, is creating additional educational content for students and teachers during the school closures resulting from COVID-19. The province is providing up to $1.5 million to create made-in-Ontario videos and resources to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning. The resources will align with the four science strands in the curriculum and will help students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

    News Release | Education

  • Ratification of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) Central Agreements

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the final central agreements with teachers and education workers. The teachers' agreement is between the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) and the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA). The other agreement is between the OSSTF education workers, OPSBA, Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA), l'Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario (ACÉPO) and l'Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC):

    Statement | Education

  • Ontario Government Supporting Parents as Economy Reopens

    TORONTO — The Ontario Government is protecting licensed child care in Ontario during the COVID-19 outbreak by ensuring parents retain access to local licensed child care, as well as EarlyON Child and Family Centres. The government unveiled a plan that, together with federal and municipal partnership, provides supports to licensed child care providers to ensure they remain sustainable and ready to open when parents return to work. 

    News Release | Education

  • Ratification of Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) Central Agreement

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the central agreement with teachers represented by the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) and the Conseil des associations d'employeurs (CAE), composed of the Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC) and the Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario (ACÉPO):

    Statement | Education

  • Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW) Central Agreement Now Ratified

    TORONTO — Today, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the central agreement with the Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW), the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA), and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA).

    Statement | Education

  • Minister Appoints Investigator to Examine Peel District School Board

    TORONTO - Today, Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced he has appointed Arleen Huggins to conduct an investigation into the Peel District School Board's compliance with the Minister's binding Directions to the Board issued on March 13, 2020.

    News Release | Education

  • Ratification of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Central Agreements

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the central agreements with the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA), and the ETFO Education Workers and the Council of Trustees' Associations (CTA):

    Statement | Education

  • School Closures Extended to Keep Students, Staff and Families Safe

    TORONTO — Today, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that all publicly-funded schools will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020, as part of an effort to keep students, staff and families safe from COVID-19.

    News Release | Education

  • Government of Ontario Reaches Final Agreement with OSSTF

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement after reaching a tentative agreement with Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) and the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA), and the OSSTF Education Workers and the Council of Trustees' Associations (CTA):

    Statement | Education

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