April 2011

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April 26, 2011

Education Week

This year, Education Week takes place from May 2-6. The theme is "Learning Together, Succeeding Together."

This year's theme speaks to the efforts of all our education partners who, year-over-year, continue to produce improvements in student achievement. In Ontario, more students are meeting or exceeding the provincial standard in reading, writing and math, and more students are graduating each year.

The ministry plans to acknowledge the week with several activities, and we encourage you to mark the week in your schools as well. The week-long celebration is an opportunity for students and educators to showcase all of the many accomplishments of our publicly funded schools.

Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grant Applications

Applications for 2011-12 PRO Grants are now being accepted. There are two types of grants:

  1. Grants for schools.
  2. Grants for regional/provincial projects.

The deadline for applications is May 13, 2011.

Premier's Awards for Teaching Excellence

After considerable discussion and debate, the selection panel for the Premier's Awards for Teaching Excellence chose 14 individual recipients in five categories, one team of the year and a special chair's award. Their achievements will be profiled on the ministry website (www.ontario.ca/teachingawards) in the near future.


Thank you
Murray Leaning