Cindy Blackstock talks about what we can all do to ensure First Nations children enjoy equal access to all children’s services, including child welfare support and education.read more
As Ontario welcomes refugees, a Toronto teacher addresses how educators are often the first to be in contact with some of the most vulnerable members of newcomer communities.read more
ETFO has joined the call for a national ban on asbestos and a registry of public buildings, including schools, that have asbestos. We are concerned for our members, students and school communities as asbestos-containing materials such as ceiling tiles and pipe insulation can be present in aging school buildings.read more
About Building Better Schools
Building Better Schools began as an education platform for provincial elections. It has grown to become a long term vision of what Ontario public elementary schools could be. This site has also grown to include helpful tips for supporting your child’s learning and how to navigate Ontario’s public elementary education system.
Elementary school teachers believe Ontario can do a better job of ensuring that students are well-prepared for higher education, training, and citizenship. Take a look at our building blocks.
As parents, you know how hard it can be to find ‘extra’ time to get involved in your child’s education. But your involvement helps your child tremendously, and enriches your school community.