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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:

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...

OPSBA Ratifies Tentative Settlement Reached with OSSTF Teachers

The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that the Association has ratified the tentative settlement reached with OSSTF Teachers. "This agreement ensures positive learning conditions for students and is respectful of the teachers who...

Committed to a Deal that Works for Elementary Students and Teachers

More than 30 days of bargaining have allowed ETFO, OPSBA and the government to resolve the majority of outstanding issues on the way to a fairly negotiated settlement.   The parties have tentatively agreed on the following substantive matters: Class size  Teacher...

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