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January 4 2018 – Convivium – Peter Stockland – Will private tutoring re-configure learning?

“Private tutoring is the ‘new normal’ for Canadian families,” Bennett told Convivium recently from his home base in Halifax, where he blogs on educational issues. “When you travel across the country, you see an incredible number of tutoring businesses. Every mall has one, all with slightly different names. Kumon is everywhere. And they’re growing by leaps and bounds in urban Canada, and in the fast-growing suburbs.”

“…estimates tutoring revenue at more than $1 billion a year in Canada alone. That’s a substantial industry based on helping children with what were once called the basic Three Rs of education. ”

“…surveys done by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) that show about 35 per cent of Ontario families now pay for tutoring to supplement their children’s education. That is up a full 10 per cent since OISE asked the question in 2002. The growth comes at a time when overall public school attendance is dropping sharply.”

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Spring Regional Session - GTA - May 1 2018

May 1 2018 – 12noon – 4pm – Upper York School – Markham, ON – An informal afternoon lunch & learn opportunity – round-table discussion, employment legislation updates, insurance compliance & policy development and government relations update prior to provincial election in June

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Spring Regional Session - Western ON - April 24 2018

April 24 2018 – 12noon – 4pm – Hitherfield School - Guelph/Campbellville, ON - An informal afternoon lunch & learn opportunity – roundtable discussion, employment legislation updates, insurance compliance & policy development and government relations update prior to provincial election in June

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Spring Regional Session - Eastern ON - Kingston

April 18 2018 - 12noon - 4pm - Leahurst College - Kingston, ON - An informal afternoon lunch & learn opportunity - roundtable discussion, employment legislation updates, insurance compliance & policy development and government relations update prior to provincial election in June

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PC Party Proposes Flexible Child Care Plan

April 29 2018 - Toronto Sun - Liz Braun - "a new tax rebate that will help cover child care expenses regardless of whether that care is a licensed daycare, a nanny, an after-school program or a babysitter. The choice will be up to the parents"

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Independent Schools In British Columbia: Myths & Realties

September 20 2016 - Barbara Mitchell Centre For Education Improvement - This study finds that despite frequent claims to the contrary, independent schools do not drain resources from public schools, but in fact, the elimination of the partial funding of independent schools would likely increase the strain on public schools and on B.C. taxpayers. 

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