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Ontario government axes free post-secondary tuition program

The free tuition program introduced by the Liberal government will soon be a thing of the past, with the Ontario government returning to a grant-and-loan system it says is more financially sustainable and that will still help needy students attend college or university. As part of a package of post-secondary reforms announced Thursday, Minister of […]

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Hamilton Catholic school board plans to expand French Immersion program

Hamilton’s Catholic school board plans to expand its French immersion program for the first time in 25 years. The change, which would see an increase to five from three elementary schools offering French immersion, is expected to take effect in September. Parents’ interest in the program has been increasing for “quite some time,” Catholic board […]

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Catholic school boards lobby for hiring regulation changes

Three northern Catholic school boards want the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association to petition the provincial Ministry of Education to either repeal or amend a provincial hiring regulation, because the boards believe it’s impeding their ability to attract new teachers to northern Ontario. Education Act Ontario Regulation 274/12, filed in 2012, regulates how teachers are […]

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School divisions working on new student info system

All school divisions are working with the Ministry of Education to bring in a new province-wide student information system, with the goal to have it in place for the new school year in September. Trustees with the Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division heard that they are on track so far to meet that […]

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