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Waterloo Record

Schools grappling with poor mental health, forum told
Waterloo Record
Teacher Michael Beetham was one of three panelists at an education forum hosted Tuesday by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario on its six-point plan to build better schools. KITCHENER — Teacher Michael Beetham barely dodged a massive ...

Posted: May 17, 2017, 6:02 pm

Waterloo Record

Jump in teachers' sick days affecting students, report warns
Waterloo Record
... student behaviour, lack of support for students with special needs, lack of administrative support and leadership in schools, and increased violent incidents," Greg Weiler, local president of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, said in ...

Posted: May 16, 2017, 5:54 pm

Benefits Canada

Have your say: Should Canada move towards more generous paid leave provisions?
Benefits Canada
According to the collective agreement between the Toronto District School Board and the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, for example, teachers can choose to take a special leave of absence during which they work for four years at 80 per cent ...

Posted: May 16, 2017, 1:50 pm

Want better schools? Teachers want to hear you
Waterloo Record
"We've got to get parents involved in this process," said Jeff Pelich, a local vice-president with the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario. It's a timely forum in a community with a low graduation rate and a widening achievement gap across ...

Posted: May 12, 2017, 10:53 pm

CBC.ca

'Flip It: Change Your Feed' teaches moms, daughters to safely navigate social media
CBC.ca
Registration is free at: Flip It Canada on Facebook or flipitcanada@gmail.com. The conference is being sponsored by Lakehead Public Schools, the Lakehead Elementary Teachers of Ontario, and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario.

Posted: May 12, 2017, 10:31 am

Toronto Star

Court settlement with high school teachers will cost Ontario government about $50 million
Toronto Star
Talks also continue with the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, which has 78,000 members. On Tuesday, a spokesperson for Education Minister Mitzie Hunter said because “discussions with other applicant unions are ongoing and the matter ...

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Posted: May 4, 2017, 1:59 am

Hamilton Spectator

Ontario high school teachers to get up to $3000 in extra pay
Hamilton Spectator
Similar agreements still have to be worked out with the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which will substantially push up the price tag of the labour dispute. The sick-day payout alone for the high ...

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Posted: May 3, 2017, 1:03 pm

GuelphMercury.com

Two underutilized schools get French Immersion classes
GuelphMercury.com
The enrolment limit reflects the hard cap, effective September 2018, which was negotiated centrally as part of the extension of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario's collective agreement. The grade structure of the new program will see ...

Posted: May 2, 2017, 3:44 pm

Mississauga

Ontario reduces kindergarten, Grade 4-8 class sizes in schools
Mississauga
Members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario earlier also agreed to extend 2014-17 collective agreements by two years to 2019. The government says GSN will benefit students from the province's investment in smaller class sizes for full-day ...

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Posted: May 2, 2017, 12:35 am

durhamregion.com

Parents say they're tired of seeing kids injured due to elementary school violence in Durham schools
durhamregion.com
DURHAM -- Dave Mastin is the president of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario Durham Local. He believes the solution to student violence in Durham elementary schools involves increasing education and mental health supports for students.

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Posted: April 28, 2017, 4:14 am
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