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Provincial Consults on Education Reform
Provincial Consultations on Education Reform
Posted on 10/01/2018
Provincial Consults on Education Reform

The provincial government has now launched consultations on education reform. The consultation period will be open until December 15, 2018. There are three ways for people to participate:

  • An online submission form that allows people, organizations or groups to provide their views on any of the consultation topics. Submissions can also be sent to the ministry by emailing fortheparents@ontario.ca  or auservicedesparents@ontario.ca

  • An online survey that is be available in English and French, with questions that relate to the key themes.

  • Telephone town halls across Ontario, with separate town halls in English and French.  

The dates of the telephone town halls for the Eastern Ontario region are as follows: 

October 30: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. November 16: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. November 22: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Registration is required to participate in the town halls, you can register on the Ministry of Education website. 

The consultations are intended to focus on the following topics:

  • How to improve student performance in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM);

  • How our schools are preparing students with needed job skills;

  • What more can be done to ensure students graduate with important life skills, like financial literacy;

  • How to build an updated and age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like sexual health education, mental health and the legalization of cannabis;

  • What measures can be taken to improve standardized testing;

  • What steps schools should take regarding the use of technology in classrooms, such as the use of cell phones; and

  • What elements would participants like to see included in the Ministry of Education Parents’ Bill of Rights.

For up-to-date information on all of the ways people can participate, please visit fortheparents.ca.

 

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