The following information will help you understand the structure of Ontario’s public education system and the roles played by schools, school boards, and the Ministry of Education.
In Canada, public education is a provincial responsibility.
The Ontario Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Ontario’s public education system. Ontario’s Education Act sets out the duties and responsibilities of the Minister of Education, school boards, supervisory officers (superintendents), principals, teachers, parents and students.
The Minister of Education, the Honourable Laurel Broten, is appointed by the Premier of Ontario and is an elected member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP).
In Ontario, the Direction des politiques et programmes d’éducation en langue française ensures that the specific needs of Francophone school boards and colleges, as well as universities offering programs in French, are met. Read more…
Re: 2010-2011 Education Quality and Accountability Office Results
In one of my recent posts, I shared with you the 2010-2011 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) results, which showed, once again, significant progress for French-language students in Ontario schools.
You’ve probably read in the newspapers about the “Recognition of school performance Dr-Bette-M.-Stephenson awarded to schools by the Office of quality and responsibility in education (EQAO) for their dedication to the performance of students and the use of provincial test results to improve learning.” The following FLE schools are among the best examples of dedicated school communities in Ontario, which are distinguished by their leadership, their educational initiatives and positive attitudes to help every student succeed. Read more…
Performance of students in French-language schools in Ontario
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I would talk about the performance of students in French-language schools in Ontario. The provincial test results were announced at the end of August 2011.
If you are a parent, guardian or tutor, your child’s progress at school is important to you.
I invite you to visit the Education Quality Accountability Office (EQAO) Web site to learn more about the provincial tests. (The EQAO is an independent agency funded by the Government of Ontario that provides clear, accurate and objective information on the performance of students and the quality of education in Ontario schools.)