Ontario announces back-to-school plan to ‘catch up’ from pandemic

The Ontario government has released a plan to help students catch up following two years of interrupted learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The plan focuses primarily on getting students back in the classroom for a “full school experience.” It also includes additional tutoring, funding to build new schools as well as mental health supports.

“Our plan starts with a return to in-person learning, on time, and with all the experiences students need and deserve like sports, clubs and field trips. Nothing is more important,” the document reads.

However, the Progressive Conservatives say they will “enable the option of remote learning” for parents who feel like it’s the best option for their child.

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