Trustee Gerri Gershon, together with Trustees Arp and Laskin, invites everybody for a Ward Forum about Equity, and the TDSB’s Enhancing Equity Task Force. It is focused on improving the learning and well-being of each and every student by understanding and mitigating – or removing – the barriers of social and economic inequity.
Check out the Ward Forum flyer (PDF), and read more below.Equity Ward Forum_8-11-13
This collaborative effort between the TDSB and the communities it works with is an opportunity to bring people together, learn from each other and explore what’s working, what isn’t and how to improve it. The Task Force seeks to understand and respond to new insights, challenges and opportunities that will impact the entire Board.
The four primary responsibilities of the Task Force are:
- Assessing the TDSB’s efforts over the last 10 years to address the impact of poverty, race and class;
- Examining TDSB and partner programs related to student achievement and well-being;
- Exploring and assessing best practices in similar organizations; and,
- Developing focused recommendations for next steps to improve equity and engagement.
One way we’re doing that is by hosting ward forums that bring together school communities to talk about school-specific strategies that will improve equity for all. These sessions will explore equity, consider what work has already happened in the school to improve equity, and help address the question: what’s keeping us from doing more?
[text: TDSB Board of Trustees Chair, Robin Pilkey]