Annie Kidder

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Annie Kidder told : “It seems a little bit like throwing up your hands and going, ‘Oh well, we just can’t keep track of this. It’s too big,’ and that really feels like a problem,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:55:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Schools should be the first to open and the last to close," External link

CBC Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “There’s no question guidance counsellors played a very important role for a number of reasons, but the descriptions of the role were vague and they were pulled in many directions,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We need to take the time to look at all the implications of online learning," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “Now is not the time to introduce a fundamental change to Ontario’s education system,” “Ontario’s schools, its students, staff, boards, and administration have experienced massive upheaval for more than a year, and there is evidence that this has had a substantial, adverse, and inequitable effect on students’ learning and their mental and physical health” External link

680news Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder told : “The average amounts were much less than they were last year, and definitely there was still a very big difference between schools in high-income areas and schools in low-income areas,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 19, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder told : “The average amounts were much less than they were last year, and definitely there was still a very big difference between schools in high-income areas and schools in low-income areas,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 19, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “I think our overall concern is that this is a major change when we are already in the middle of a massive upheaval because of the pandemic,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 12, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “A pause is needed and we need to understand what’s needed in the system and the impact the pandemic had on students,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 12, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “The biggest change suggested here is shifting control over online learning to TVO because up until now, control over online learning has rested with school boards and this is a major change. It’s a wonderful organization but it’s arm’s length from the government and doesn’t have the same accountability as the education system,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 12, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “I think our overall concern is that this is a major change when we are already in the middle of a massive upheaval because of the pandemic,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 11, 2021 11:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “A pause is needed and we need to understand what’s needed in the system and the impact the pandemic had on students,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 11, 2021 11:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “The biggest change suggested here is shifting control over online learning to TVO because up until now, control over online learning has rested with school boards and this is a major change. It’s a wonderful organization but it’s arm’s length from the government and doesn’t have the same accountability as the education system,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 11, 2021 11:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “The online learning is difficult for families who are either working in essential frontline jobs so they can’t be at home, who have a lot of kids at home, or who may have other challenges in terms of being able to support their kids at home,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “The system has to make sure that they are providing those families with enough supports,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “As far as I know, all the education groups who were consulted advised not to cancel or postpone March Break,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 12, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We know that families that were already disadvantaged are struggling more," External link

CBC Sunday, January 10, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We know that families that were already disadvantaged are struggling more," External link

CBC Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "It's important to remember that this basically relies on parents to be there to support their kid," External link

barrie Monday, January 4, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We need a lot more restrictions in the community in order to keep schools open," External link

CBC Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "This is the most urgent situation that we have in education right now and we have to make sure that we do something about it," External link

CBC Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "The kids who are more likely to be experiencing challenges are also more likely to be in online learning," External link

CBC Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "The kids who were already struggling are much more likely to struggle now when they're being asked to work completely independently," "It's not sustainable or equitable to just assume we can rely on families to [support them academically]. These are families that are also struggling to put food on the table along with everything else" External link

CBC Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "I hope we are learning from this and I hope that allows in new thinking about grades, about how we're marking and about what we're marking for," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “When you do the math, that would cover the cost of about 1,200 more teachers. If we’re just looking at elementary schools, which is where the need appears to be greatest in terms of trying to lower class sizes, that would mean one new teacher for every three elementary schools in Ontario, obviously not enough to make a dent in the actual class sizes,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “I would speculate … that if there was more assurance that the class sizes would be very very small in elementary school, more people would be choosing in-person, face-to-face learning rather than choosing to learn online,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder says : “It’s a kind of watershed moment for public education,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, September 12, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder told : “And partly it really has to do with money, when it comes right down to it,” External link

ctvnews Friday, September 4, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder says : “Everything about COVID has amplified the socio-economic divide,” External link

680news Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “I think this points to a need for clarity from the province and from the school boards about what resources will be in place,” “Provincial plans don’t seem to have as many health and safety criteria as bars do. That would give me pause. There’s a cognitive dissonance there” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We have to think of this as a national issue, not just everybody thinking about it individually by province," External link

CBC Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Let's get all the smart people together in rooms across the country and think of this as a problem we can solve," "I don't think it's an exaggeration to say all of our futures are relying on these generations" External link

CBC Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “I think that the potential of creating an even bigger divide is the big worry,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "I think that we're going to see divisions along socioeconomic lines," External link

CBC Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "The biggest caution in this is for students who were already at a disadvantage," "For some kids who were already struggling, online learning was difficult if not impossible. We have to make sure that we're not just writing those kids off" External link

CBC Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder noted : “When schools close and we move to online learning, those students often don’t have all of the supports around them to help them succeed,” External link

barrie Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “The worry is, for students who are already disadvantaged, is that they’re going to lose,” “They are going to lose as much as a year of their education, and that will have an impact on their lives in terms of their earnings and their capacity to thrive in the world — and that is a crisis” External link

barrie Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder noted : “When schools close and we move to online learning, those students often don’t have all of the supports around them to help them succeed,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “The worry is, for students who are already disadvantaged, is that they’re going to lose,” “They are going to lose as much as a year of their education, and that will have an impact on their lives in terms of their earnings and their capacity to thrive in the world — and that is a crisis” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “They may start out the year on whatever date, we don’t even know that, and then suddenly have to change,” External link

globalnews Friday, July 17, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Streaming is about students being in a number of subjects all together in one stream," "They may all be in academic math, but if certain groups of students continue to take all their other compulsory courses in applied, we will still have streaming" External link

simcoe Friday, July 10, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "It's not just about who has a computer and who doesn't," "It really comes down to all of the differences between families, and their situations, and their capacity to support kids at home" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 16, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "The worry right now is we're going to have sort of one-off solutions to single problems," "We won't be learning from what we're doing right now, and we won't have a good overall plan for the whole province" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 16, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder says : “We need an evaluation to understand more deeply, so we aren’t just thinking about ‘How do we do (distancing)?’ but what we have learned about education, and how do we need to evolve?” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, May 22, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder says : “There are huge possibilities in online learning,” “I hope some of the lessons learned are integrated” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, May 22, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “It is incredibly important that we learn from what’s been happening now,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 7, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “principals in rural schools said … the weather can change their access to Wi-Fi. That part has to be addressed,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 7, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Parents can support their kids in trying to continue learning in some kind of semi-formal way," "But we have to remember we can't really ask parents that they do a whole other job on top of the job they're already doing" External link

CBC Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Parents can support their kids in trying to continue learning in some kind of semi-formal way," "But we have to remember we can't really ask parents that they do a whole other job on top of the job they're already doing" External link

barrie Monday, March 23, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Parents can support their kids in trying to continue learning in some kind of semi-formal way," "But we have to remember we can't really ask parents that they do a whole other job on top of the job they're already doing" External link

ctvnews Monday, March 23, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "How do we understand all the factors that go into it, and then figure out what we need to change?" External link

thespec Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “How do we understand all the factors that go into it, and then figure out what we need to change?” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "How do we understand all the factors that go into it, and then figure out what we need to change?" External link

cp24 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "How do we understand all the factors that go into it, and then figure out what we need to change?" External link

CBC Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "How do we understand all the factors that go into it, and then figure out what we need to change?" External link

barrie Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "How do we understand all the factors that go into it, and then figure out what we need to change?" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "there is no evidence anywhere that says cutting money from education is the best route to promote student success. On the contrary, economists agree that investment in education — from early childhood through to post-secondary — pays off at least tenfold" External link

thespec Monday, June 17, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "well equipped for a future that we can't even imagine right now, we need to make sure they have access to a wide range of adults, opportunities and experiences while they're in school," External link

thespec Monday, June 17, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "there may indeed be ways to cut costs, but we have to start with educationally based goals, and then figure out the funding. Not the other way around" External link

thespec Monday, June 17, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "For us, that huge gap to go from five per cent of students to 100 per cent of students in two years is a pretty daunting task, so the first question is: what is the educational purpose of this and if there is an educational purpose, what are we doing to make sure that's supported?" External link

thespec Tuesday, April 9, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "For us, that huge gap to go from five per cent of students to 100 per cent of students in two years is a pretty daunting task, so the first question is: what is the educational purpose of this and if there is an educational purpose, what are we doing to make sure that's supported?" External link

CBC Monday, April 8, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “For us, that huge gap to go from five per cent of students to 100 per cent of students in two years is a pretty daunting task, so the first question is: what is the educational purpose of this and if there is an educational purpose, what are we doing to make sure that’s supported?” External link

globalnews Monday, April 8, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “For us, that huge gap to go from five per cent of students to 100 per cent of students in two years is a pretty daunting task, so the first question is: what is the educational purpose of this and if there is an educational purpose, what are we doing to make sure that's supported?” External link

cp24 Monday, April 8, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “For us, that huge gap to go from five per cent of students to 100 per cent of students in two years is a pretty daunting task, so the first question is: what is the educational purpose of this and if there is an educational purpose, what are we doing to make sure that's supported?” External link

barrie Monday, April 8, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "For us, that huge gap to go from five per cent of students to 100 per cent of students in two years is a pretty daunting task, so the first question is: what is the educational purpose of this and if there is an educational purpose, what are we doing to make sure that's supported?" External link

ctvnews Monday, April 8, 2019 8:34:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder added : "We're talking about preparing students for the future. That future looks very complex, we have to make sure that we're certainly going beyond a very old idea of the basics," External link

CBC Friday, March 15, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "You can have policy on the books ... but it's been very difficult to implement in schools," External link

cp24 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We need to make sure we have a coherent strategy, we need to make sure there are sufficient guidance counsellors," External link

cp24 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "You can have policy on the books ... but it's been very difficult to implement in schools," External link

thespec Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We need to make sure we have a coherent strategy, we need to make sure there are sufficient guidance counsellors," External link

thespec Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "You can have policy on the books ... but it's been very difficult to implement in schools," External link

thespec Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We need to make sure we have a coherent strategy, we need to make sure there are sufficient guidance counsellors," External link

thespec Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "You can have policy on the books ... but it's been very difficult to implement in schools," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We need to make sure we have a coherent strategy, we need to make sure there are sufficient guidance counsellors," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “You can have policy on the books … but it’s been very difficult to implement in schools,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “We need to make sure we have a coherent strategy, we need to make sure there are sufficient guidance counsellors,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “You can have policy on the books … but it’s been very difficult to implement in schools,” External link

680news Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “We need to make sure we have a coherent strategy, we need to make sure there are sufficient guidance counsellors,” External link

680news Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We are facing a complex world, we understand that kids are going to have many different jobs rather than going in with the idea that 'I'm going to work my way through [an organization],'" External link

CBC Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Every kid in high school, for example, is supposed to have an individual pathways plan, but only 57 per cent of high schools say that all of their kids have them," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We are facing a complex world, we understand that kids are going to have many different jobs rather than going in with the idea that 'I'm going to work my way through [an organization],'" External link

CBC Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Every kid in high school, for example, is supposed to have an individual pathways plan, but only 57 per cent of high schools say that all of their kids have them," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder told : "Long term competencies in being able to collaborate with others, solve problems, use innovative approaches to problems -- that's what they're learning in full-day kindergarten," External link

barrie Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “What’s important is making sure that all of these kinds of programs are funded, whether they’re funded through education or some other ministry,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:22:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “The consensus seems to be that you really shouldn’t do anything like (streaming) until kids are at least 16,” “In Ontario, they’re having to choose when they’re 13 or 14, when they’re in Grade 8. They’re having to choose or they’re being encouraged to choose which stream they’re going into” External link

torontosun Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:00:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “It’s not supposed to be one is hard, one is easy,” “It’s not supposed to be, you know, one is for kids who can’t do math ... Kids also, ironically, sometimes take applied because they think it’s going to be easier but they’re more likely to actually fail” External link

torontosun Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:00:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder suggests : “there is less public information about student outcomes or school processes in other domains” External link

timescolonist Friday, February 3, 2017 11:53:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Any organization with people in it is going to run into problems," External link

CBC Friday, November 25, 2016 10:06:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "You can see why this leads to, sometimes, a lot of tension and difficulty at the board level as they're struggling to make these kinds of decisions," External link

CBC Friday, November 25, 2016 10:06:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder says : "We definitely have to be careful about the 'in' thing or the flavour-of-the-month, which does happen in education a lot," External link

durhamregion Thursday, September 1, 2016 11:21:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "A number of the principles talked about the difficulty that they faced because their school is small, so they're less likely to have special education resources, for instance," External link

CBC Thursday, May 26, 2016 7:47:00 PM EAT



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Annie Kidder

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Annie Kidder told : “It seems a little bit like throwing up your hands and going, ‘Oh well, we just can’t keep track of this. It’s too big,’ and that really feels like a problem,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:55:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Schools should be the first to open and the last to close," External link

CBC Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “There’s no question guidance counsellors played a very important role for a number of reasons, but the descriptions of the role were vague and they were pulled in many directions,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We need to take the time to look at all the implications of online learning," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “Now is not the time to introduce a fundamental change to Ontario’s education system,” “Ontario’s schools, its students, staff, boards, and administration have experienced massive upheaval for more than a year, and there is evidence that this has had a substantial, adverse, and inequitable effect on students’ learning and their mental and physical health” External link

680news Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder told : “The average amounts were much less than they were last year, and definitely there was still a very big difference between schools in high-income areas and schools in low-income areas,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 19, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder told : “The average amounts were much less than they were last year, and definitely there was still a very big difference between schools in high-income areas and schools in low-income areas,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 19, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “I think our overall concern is that this is a major change when we are already in the middle of a massive upheaval because of the pandemic,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 12, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “A pause is needed and we need to understand what’s needed in the system and the impact the pandemic had on students,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 12, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “The biggest change suggested here is shifting control over online learning to TVO because up until now, control over online learning has rested with school boards and this is a major change. It’s a wonderful organization but it’s arm’s length from the government and doesn’t have the same accountability as the education system,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 12, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “I think our overall concern is that this is a major change when we are already in the middle of a massive upheaval because of the pandemic,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 11, 2021 11:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “A pause is needed and we need to understand what’s needed in the system and the impact the pandemic had on students,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 11, 2021 11:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “The biggest change suggested here is shifting control over online learning to TVO because up until now, control over online learning has rested with school boards and this is a major change. It’s a wonderful organization but it’s arm’s length from the government and doesn’t have the same accountability as the education system,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 11, 2021 11:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “The online learning is difficult for families who are either working in essential frontline jobs so they can’t be at home, who have a lot of kids at home, or who may have other challenges in terms of being able to support their kids at home,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “The system has to make sure that they are providing those families with enough supports,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “As far as I know, all the education groups who were consulted advised not to cancel or postpone March Break,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 12, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We know that families that were already disadvantaged are struggling more," External link

CBC Sunday, January 10, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We know that families that were already disadvantaged are struggling more," External link

CBC Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "It's important to remember that this basically relies on parents to be there to support their kid," External link

barrie Monday, January 4, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We need a lot more restrictions in the community in order to keep schools open," External link

CBC Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "This is the most urgent situation that we have in education right now and we have to make sure that we do something about it," External link

CBC Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "The kids who are more likely to be experiencing challenges are also more likely to be in online learning," External link

CBC Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "The kids who were already struggling are much more likely to struggle now when they're being asked to work completely independently," "It's not sustainable or equitable to just assume we can rely on families to [support them academically]. These are families that are also struggling to put food on the table along with everything else" External link

CBC Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "I hope we are learning from this and I hope that allows in new thinking about grades, about how we're marking and about what we're marking for," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “When you do the math, that would cover the cost of about 1,200 more teachers. If we’re just looking at elementary schools, which is where the need appears to be greatest in terms of trying to lower class sizes, that would mean one new teacher for every three elementary schools in Ontario, obviously not enough to make a dent in the actual class sizes,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “I would speculate … that if there was more assurance that the class sizes would be very very small in elementary school, more people would be choosing in-person, face-to-face learning rather than choosing to learn online,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder says : “It’s a kind of watershed moment for public education,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, September 12, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder told : “And partly it really has to do with money, when it comes right down to it,” External link

ctvnews Friday, September 4, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder says : “Everything about COVID has amplified the socio-economic divide,” External link

680news Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “I think this points to a need for clarity from the province and from the school boards about what resources will be in place,” “Provincial plans don’t seem to have as many health and safety criteria as bars do. That would give me pause. There’s a cognitive dissonance there” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We have to think of this as a national issue, not just everybody thinking about it individually by province," External link

CBC Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Let's get all the smart people together in rooms across the country and think of this as a problem we can solve," "I don't think it's an exaggeration to say all of our futures are relying on these generations" External link

CBC Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “I think that the potential of creating an even bigger divide is the big worry,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "I think that we're going to see divisions along socioeconomic lines," External link

CBC Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "The biggest caution in this is for students who were already at a disadvantage," "For some kids who were already struggling, online learning was difficult if not impossible. We have to make sure that we're not just writing those kids off" External link

CBC Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder noted : “When schools close and we move to online learning, those students often don’t have all of the supports around them to help them succeed,” External link

barrie Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “The worry is, for students who are already disadvantaged, is that they’re going to lose,” “They are going to lose as much as a year of their education, and that will have an impact on their lives in terms of their earnings and their capacity to thrive in the world — and that is a crisis” External link

barrie Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder noted : “When schools close and we move to online learning, those students often don’t have all of the supports around them to help them succeed,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “The worry is, for students who are already disadvantaged, is that they’re going to lose,” “They are going to lose as much as a year of their education, and that will have an impact on their lives in terms of their earnings and their capacity to thrive in the world — and that is a crisis” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “They may start out the year on whatever date, we don’t even know that, and then suddenly have to change,” External link

globalnews Friday, July 17, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Streaming is about students being in a number of subjects all together in one stream," "They may all be in academic math, but if certain groups of students continue to take all their other compulsory courses in applied, we will still have streaming" External link

simcoe Friday, July 10, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "It's not just about who has a computer and who doesn't," "It really comes down to all of the differences between families, and their situations, and their capacity to support kids at home" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 16, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "The worry right now is we're going to have sort of one-off solutions to single problems," "We won't be learning from what we're doing right now, and we won't have a good overall plan for the whole province" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 16, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder says : “We need an evaluation to understand more deeply, so we aren’t just thinking about ‘How do we do (distancing)?’ but what we have learned about education, and how do we need to evolve?” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, May 22, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder says : “There are huge possibilities in online learning,” “I hope some of the lessons learned are integrated” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, May 22, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “It is incredibly important that we learn from what’s been happening now,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 7, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “principals in rural schools said … the weather can change their access to Wi-Fi. That part has to be addressed,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 7, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Parents can support their kids in trying to continue learning in some kind of semi-formal way," "But we have to remember we can't really ask parents that they do a whole other job on top of the job they're already doing" External link

CBC Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Parents can support their kids in trying to continue learning in some kind of semi-formal way," "But we have to remember we can't really ask parents that they do a whole other job on top of the job they're already doing" External link

barrie Monday, March 23, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Parents can support their kids in trying to continue learning in some kind of semi-formal way," "But we have to remember we can't really ask parents that they do a whole other job on top of the job they're already doing" External link

ctvnews Monday, March 23, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "How do we understand all the factors that go into it, and then figure out what we need to change?" External link

thespec Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “How do we understand all the factors that go into it, and then figure out what we need to change?” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "How do we understand all the factors that go into it, and then figure out what we need to change?" External link

cp24 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "How do we understand all the factors that go into it, and then figure out what we need to change?" External link

CBC Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "How do we understand all the factors that go into it, and then figure out what we need to change?" External link

barrie Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "How do we understand all the factors that go into it, and then figure out what we need to change?" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "there is no evidence anywhere that says cutting money from education is the best route to promote student success. On the contrary, economists agree that investment in education — from early childhood through to post-secondary — pays off at least tenfold" External link

thespec Monday, June 17, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "well equipped for a future that we can't even imagine right now, we need to make sure they have access to a wide range of adults, opportunities and experiences while they're in school," External link

thespec Monday, June 17, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "there may indeed be ways to cut costs, but we have to start with educationally based goals, and then figure out the funding. Not the other way around" External link

thespec Monday, June 17, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "For us, that huge gap to go from five per cent of students to 100 per cent of students in two years is a pretty daunting task, so the first question is: what is the educational purpose of this and if there is an educational purpose, what are we doing to make sure that's supported?" External link

thespec Tuesday, April 9, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "For us, that huge gap to go from five per cent of students to 100 per cent of students in two years is a pretty daunting task, so the first question is: what is the educational purpose of this and if there is an educational purpose, what are we doing to make sure that's supported?" External link

CBC Monday, April 8, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “For us, that huge gap to go from five per cent of students to 100 per cent of students in two years is a pretty daunting task, so the first question is: what is the educational purpose of this and if there is an educational purpose, what are we doing to make sure that’s supported?” External link

globalnews Monday, April 8, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “For us, that huge gap to go from five per cent of students to 100 per cent of students in two years is a pretty daunting task, so the first question is: what is the educational purpose of this and if there is an educational purpose, what are we doing to make sure that's supported?” External link

cp24 Monday, April 8, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “For us, that huge gap to go from five per cent of students to 100 per cent of students in two years is a pretty daunting task, so the first question is: what is the educational purpose of this and if there is an educational purpose, what are we doing to make sure that's supported?” External link

barrie Monday, April 8, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "For us, that huge gap to go from five per cent of students to 100 per cent of students in two years is a pretty daunting task, so the first question is: what is the educational purpose of this and if there is an educational purpose, what are we doing to make sure that's supported?" External link

ctvnews Monday, April 8, 2019 8:34:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder added : "We're talking about preparing students for the future. That future looks very complex, we have to make sure that we're certainly going beyond a very old idea of the basics," External link

CBC Friday, March 15, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "You can have policy on the books ... but it's been very difficult to implement in schools," External link

cp24 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We need to make sure we have a coherent strategy, we need to make sure there are sufficient guidance counsellors," External link

cp24 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "You can have policy on the books ... but it's been very difficult to implement in schools," External link

thespec Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We need to make sure we have a coherent strategy, we need to make sure there are sufficient guidance counsellors," External link

thespec Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "You can have policy on the books ... but it's been very difficult to implement in schools," External link

thespec Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We need to make sure we have a coherent strategy, we need to make sure there are sufficient guidance counsellors," External link

thespec Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "You can have policy on the books ... but it's been very difficult to implement in schools," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We need to make sure we have a coherent strategy, we need to make sure there are sufficient guidance counsellors," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “You can have policy on the books … but it’s been very difficult to implement in schools,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “We need to make sure we have a coherent strategy, we need to make sure there are sufficient guidance counsellors,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “You can have policy on the books … but it’s been very difficult to implement in schools,” External link

680news Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “We need to make sure we have a coherent strategy, we need to make sure there are sufficient guidance counsellors,” External link

680news Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We are facing a complex world, we understand that kids are going to have many different jobs rather than going in with the idea that 'I'm going to work my way through [an organization],'" External link

CBC Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Every kid in high school, for example, is supposed to have an individual pathways plan, but only 57 per cent of high schools say that all of their kids have them," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "We are facing a complex world, we understand that kids are going to have many different jobs rather than going in with the idea that 'I'm going to work my way through [an organization],'" External link

CBC Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Every kid in high school, for example, is supposed to have an individual pathways plan, but only 57 per cent of high schools say that all of their kids have them," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder told : "Long term competencies in being able to collaborate with others, solve problems, use innovative approaches to problems -- that's what they're learning in full-day kindergarten," External link

barrie Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “What’s important is making sure that all of these kinds of programs are funded, whether they’re funded through education or some other ministry,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:22:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “The consensus seems to be that you really shouldn’t do anything like (streaming) until kids are at least 16,” “In Ontario, they’re having to choose when they’re 13 or 14, when they’re in Grade 8. They’re having to choose or they’re being encouraged to choose which stream they’re going into” External link

torontosun Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:00:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : “It’s not supposed to be one is hard, one is easy,” “It’s not supposed to be, you know, one is for kids who can’t do math ... Kids also, ironically, sometimes take applied because they think it’s going to be easier but they’re more likely to actually fail” External link

torontosun Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:00:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder suggests : “there is less public information about student outcomes or school processes in other domains” External link

timescolonist Friday, February 3, 2017 11:53:00 AM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "Any organization with people in it is going to run into problems," External link

CBC Friday, November 25, 2016 10:06:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "You can see why this leads to, sometimes, a lot of tension and difficulty at the board level as they're struggling to make these kinds of decisions," External link

CBC Friday, November 25, 2016 10:06:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder says : "We definitely have to be careful about the 'in' thing or the flavour-of-the-month, which does happen in education a lot," External link

durhamregion Thursday, September 1, 2016 11:21:00 PM EAT

Annie Kidder said : "A number of the principles talked about the difficulty that they faced because their school is small, so they're less likely to have special education resources, for instance," External link

CBC Thursday, May 26, 2016 7:47:00 PM EAT



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