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High school teachers to start early bargaining

TORONTO—Ontario's high school teachers will start the early stages of contract talks next month in what could be a contentious round of bargaining.

Contracts for teachers and education workers at the province's publicly funded schools expire at the end of August, but Education Minister Lisa Thompson has asked unions to come to the table early.

Ontario decreases per-student funding

TORONTO—Ontario is cutting the amount of money school boards receive per student, which advocates say will mean fewer services and supports for kids.

The Progressive Conservative government announced the 2019-20 school board funding on Friday, details that came as some boards have been issuing surplus notices to teachers, prompting worries about layoffs due to increasing class sizes.