Building on Ontario’s Plan to Catch Up!
- Our government is firmly committed to keeping kids in class, following two years of disruption and learning loss felt around the world.
- We have an obligation to keep students learning, which is why investing more for our students, publicly funded schools and more for Ontario parents — including a new $200 support for every school aged child in Ontario.
- Our government made the single largest investment of $683M dollars in learning recovery, mental health, special education supports, and publicly funded tutoring supports. – a record $175M – in Ontario history.
- While we invest more in publicly funded education, we are also taking action to support parents. Premier Ford and our government is delivering $365M in direct financial relief to parents, through one-time funding of $200 for school-aged children up to 18 years old and $250 for children and youth up to age 21 with special needs.
- We know that students around the world have experienced decreasing math scores across nearly all ages, which is why our government is placing a major emphasis on math recovery by:
- Increasing access to more digital math supports, including elementary math course packs provided by TVO and TFO, and access to the grade 9 math course online.
- Providing an additional $15 million for school boards to support comprehensive and convenient digital math tools.
- Working with school boards to create a Math Action Team that has expertise in promoting the use of high-impact math teaching practices for our classrooms.
- Delivering an immediate $50 million part of the government’s math strategy, with a focus on getting back to basics and providing resources, skills, and investments to support learning.
- Our government is also focused on reading and writing skill enhancement, which is why we are investing $25 million in evidence-based reading intervention programs and professional assessments that help educators support young students sooner.
- We will continue to take action to keep kids in class and ensure Ontario students catch-up.
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