People for Education: Provincial Consultations, Podcasts and more

Province starts consultations

Education funding and student well-being on the table

A range of education stakeholders, including parents, school boards, and educators, will be asked for input on the province’s planned well-being framework. The final framework will be designed to support student “well-being outcomes.” The province released a well-being fact sheet in the spring, but there is currently no specific definition of well-being, or proposal for how well-being outcomes could or should be measured.

The province has also released a K–12 education funding consultation guide with questions about some aspects of funding, including:

  • the new math strategy
  • special education
  • Specialist High Skills Major programs
  • Indigenous education
  • community hubs

People for Education will provide updates as the consultations continue.

For your listening pleasure…

New podcasts from People for Education

With the help of CBC producer Julia Pagel, we have added two great new podcasts to our collection:

  • Learn more about why public education matters, why People for Education exists and where we’re heading in this interview with Annie Kidder.
  • Listen to principal Mirella Rossi and some of her students talk about how their school is measuring what matters.

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Last chance to register for Making Connections

There is only space for 10 more delegates!

With just over a week to go, People for Education’s annual conference is nearly sold out. If you haven’t registered yet, you better hurry! Connect with and learn from a wide range of education stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, principals, and researchers from around the world.

Learn more and register.

Education in the news

Will Ontario drop its mandatory civics course for high school students?

A report from UNESCO looks at the impact of recruiting increasing numbers of unqualified teachers.

Ontario is marking its first Treaties Recognition Week from November 6 to 12.

According to this article, the best way for kids to learn money management is through their parents.

Are students learning more than the 3Rs? The Brookings Institution is examining the breadth of learning opportunities in 21st century education systems.

Should you keep a late-birthday child back from starting school?

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Upcoming Conferences and Events

November 12: People for Education’s Annual Making Connections Conference.

November 19: Toronto PIAC’s Annual Parents Make a Difference Conference.

November 21 & 22: Children’s Mental Health Ontario 2016 Conference.