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The Pulse

The Pulse is a new online engagement tool to help the TDSB gather quick feedback from our education partners – students, parents/guardians and staff. This feedback will help the Board:

  • Respond to proposed government changes;
  • Inform our procedures and policies; and
  • Be sure that the needs of our partners are reflected in our service delivery.

The results for each survey are posted below:

Mandatory E-Learning for All Secondary Students

Recently, the Toronto District School Board issued a survey to a random sample of parents/guardians and students, and all secondary school teachers, to better understand their views and level of support for the Government of Ontario’s plan for mandatory e-learning for all secondary students.

The results show that most students, parents/guardians and secondary school teachers do not support the government’s plan to make e-learning a mandatory requirement for graduation, nor do they believe that it will benefit students.

The key concerns expressed were:

  • Lack of Face to Face Interaction Necessary for Learning;
  • Inability to Meet the Needs of all Learners;
  • Inequitable Access to Technology;
  • Online Format of Instruction; and
  • Lack of Information and Research Evidence.

In total, approximately 5,000 members of the TDSB community responded to the survey, including 428 students (Grade 7-12); 1,938 parents/guardians (Grade 2-12); and 2,730 secondary school teachers.

For more information, please read the following:

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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