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Media and Resources

OPSBA plays a key role in shaping public opinion and influencing policy development on education issues through the print and broadcast media.

Through proactive work in this area, OPSBA stands out as a primary and credible voice whether we are providing information to an editorial board on inequities in funding formulae, responding to media questions on current issues, or initiating stories in the media that highlight student achievement, learning and leadership across the provinces.

Our appearances in news media can be found at our OPSBA in the Media page.

In addition to our work with the media, we also communicate through our website and social media:

OPSBA Connects – our frequently updated education news blog
Social Media – Twitter, YouTube and Flickr

 

OPSBA’s recent media releases and public statements:

Trustees matter: get to know your local candidates

Every school day in every one of Ontario's school boards, the future is being created. Building that bright future is a local affair. Ask any parent, teacher or principal - education is a hands-on job. So when it comes to making decisions, it matters that we have the...

Collective Bargaining – It Takes Two

Collective bargaining is a two-way street. A collective agreement is signed by both employee and employer representatives. It includes rights and responsibilities for both Parties. It is a shared document. Our collective challenge is to promote and support student...

Get Back to the Table

​May 8, 2015 - ETFO President Sam Hammond announced to parents that elementary teachers will begin work to rule on Monday, May 11th and will not administer standardized tests, write report card comments or perform other administrative duties. He also indicated that...

Our Collective Agreements Must Build Public Confidence

Some Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario collective agreements have outdated language that does not match the province's regulated class sizes. Our proposal is that all collective agreements align with the Ministry of Education's regulated class sizes. The...

Supporting Student Choice – The Story on Class Size

​What are school boards really saying about class size? The school board proposal to OSSTF ensures that secondary school students have access to the classes required to graduate, protects class sizes and is respectful of teacher working conditions. OPSBA's proposal...

The Quality of Student Learning is a Matter of Accountability

 ​Teachers are respected professionals. In pursuing the best outcomes for students, school boards rely on that professionalism. It reflects the commitment teachers bring to their classroom practice and their responsibilities to their students.Where school boards and...

OPSBA recognizes outstanding contributions to public education

​ June 10, 2015 - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) Awards Program recognizes outstanding contributions to public education made by individuals from across Ontario. There are so many dedicated people who make a difference for students every day and...

Cost of ETFO’s demands in excess of $3.2 billion

When negotiations began many months ago, OPSBA and ETFO signed ground rules that prevented either side from bargaining in the media. That is why you have heard very little on the subject from OPSBA. Increasingly, however, ETFO has taken to the media, including...

Education Minister confirms ETFO’s demands in excess of $3.2 billion

On Tuesday June 23, the Toronto Star reported the following:"On Monday, (Minister) Sandals also confirmed figures from the Ontario Public School Boards' Association that ETFO's demands - including wage made in writing and verbally - would cost $3.2 billion.   The...

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