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OPSBA in the Media, January 2020

2020 2/6 | Connects Page, OPSBA in the Media

OPSBA Media Releases

Ontario teachers to hold weekly strikes until deal with province reached
The Globe and Mail, Jan. 27, 2020
Ontario’s public elementary schools will be closed for two days next week as teachers step up job action amid stalled contract talks with the provincial government.
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Doug Ford government waiting for mediator to restart talks, says Education Minister Stephen Lecce
Welland Tribune, Jan. 21, 2020
Education Minister Stephen Lecce says the province will return to talks with teachers when mediators call all sides back to the bargaining table.
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Doug Ford government waiting for mediator to restart talks, says Education Minister Stephen Lecce
The Toronto Star, Jan. 20, 2020
Education Minister Stephen Lecce says the province will return to talks with teachers when mediators call all sides back to the bargaining table.
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All four Ontario teacher unions now engaged in job action as talks with province stall
The Toronto Star, Jan. 14, 2020
For the first time in more than two decades, all of the province’s teacher unions are involved in job action — ranging from work-to-rule to rotating one-day strikes.
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Confidential memo raises eyebrows with request for school boards to reduce ‘red tape’
The Toronto Star, Jan. 14, 2020
A confidential memo sent to school boards from the education ministry asks them to think of ways to “support reducing red tape and administrative burden” as the province looks to set funding levels for the next school year.
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Ontario education minister says school boards can delay Grade 9 EQAO testing
Niagara Falls Review, Jan. 9, 2020
TORONTO — A standardized test for Grade 9 math students may not go ahead next week as planned in most schools, Education Minister Stephen Lecce said Wednesday, as a result of teacher job action.
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Grade 9 math tests up in the air as rotating teacher strikes continue
The Toronto Star, Jan. 8, 2020
Standardized math tests slated to start Monday for Grade 9 students have been thrown into uncertainty as Education Minister Stephen Lecce gives school boards across Ontario the authority to postpone them until June.
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Ontario high school teachers plan a fourth, one-day ‘Wednesday walkout’
The Toronto Star, Jan. 3, 2020
Classes resume for Ontario students next week — and so do the one-day strikes by public high school teachers.
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