ETFO to Unveil New Research on Teachers' Concerns re: EQAO

EQAO Testing a Highlight of President's Address to ETFO's 2010 Annual Meeting

TORONTO, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - Sam Hammond, President of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), will unveil new research and a video documenting the serious concerns that elementary teachers have towards the province's Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) testing, this Monday, August 16th at ETFO's 2010 Annual Meeting.

The Federation, which has continued to raise concerns about EQAO testing and its impact on education, commissioned Environics Research Group to convene focus groups of teachers across the province to probe their experience with EQAO testing. In his opening address, Hammond will screen a new video that documents the serious issues that teachers and their students are facing because of the EQAO initiative.

    What:     ETFO Annual Meeting - President's Opening Address

    Where:    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Ballroom, 123 Queen Street West,

    When:     4:20 p.m.

              Monday, August 16, 2010

Following his address, Hammond will be available to speak to the media. More than 500 public elementary school teachers have gathered in Toronto this week to debate and set policies and directions for the Federation.

Reporters are welcome throughout the four-day meeting running August 16 to 19, 2010. Media credentials are available at the ETFO Media Centre (Sheraton Hall B). For complete details of meeting hours, daily agenda, and resolutions, please visit, and click on the annual meeting link. Daily highlights will be posted at the site.

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents 76,000 elementary public school teachers and education workers across the province and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.

SOURCE Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

For further information: For further information: Valerie Dugale, (416) 948-0195 (cell),; Johanna Brand, (416) 948-2554 (cell),; Mary Morison, (416) 948-3406 (cell),; August 16-19, ETFO Media Centre, Sheraton Hall B, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Phone: (416) 945-6296, Fax: (416) 945-6298

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