April 2013

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April 22, 2013

Education Week
May 6-10, 2013

This year, Education Week is May 6-10. The theme is “Moving from Great to Excellent in Education.”

This week-long celebration is a perfect opportunity for students, teachers and parents to showcase the excellent work happening in your schools.

Tweet us @OntarioEdu to tell us about your Education Week activities!

More Students Are Graduating High School

For the eighth year in a row, Ontario's high school graduation rate has increased.

The graduation rate has increased to 83 percent. That is a 15 percentage point rise from the 2003-04 rate.

This increase is thanks to the support from our outstanding educators and our Student Success programs.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to help make this happen!

Minister's Student Advisory Council (MSAC)

The Minister's Student Advisory Council is a group of about sixty students from grades 7-12.

Members of the council share their ideas and advice with the Minister of Education.

Successful candidates for the 2013-14 council have been selected and will be informed shortly.

The first Minister's Student Advisory Council meeting will be held in Toronto on May 6.

‘Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch” Video Contest

Students in grades 9 to 12 are invited to pitch their business idea in a two-minute video for a chance to win entry into Ontario's Summer Company program, which provides up to $3000, hands on coaching and mentoring to young entrepreneurs to help them start and operate their business.

Finalists will present their ideas in Toronto at OCE Discovery on May 27-28, 2013. Individual and team entries are being accepted until May 3, 2013. For more details go to www.makeyourpitch.ca

This high school video competition is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment.

Thank you et merci, Murray