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Consultations Begin On Sex-Ed, Standardized Tests In Ontario

Regional | by Fadi Didi  

Ministry of Education now consulting parents on numerous subjects, include financial literacy, and sex-ed.

You can now have your say on education reform in Ontario.

The Ministry of Education is accepting comments on a number of topics discussed in classrooms across the province.

Those include:

- How to improve student performance in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM);
- How our schools are preparing students with needed job skills;
- What more can be done to ensure students graduate with important life skills, like financial literacy;
- How to build an updated and age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like sexual health education, mental health and the legalization of cannabis;
- What measures can be taken to improve standardized testing;
- What steps schools should take regarding the use of technology in classrooms, such as the use of cell phones; and
- What elements would participants like to see included in the Ministry of Education Parents’ Bill of Rights.

An online submission form is now available, where you may provide your input on the aforementioned subjects.

You can also provide input through an online survey, and telephone town halls, the times for which will be posted through a provincial website.


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