People for Education is an independent, non-partisan, charitable organization working to support and advance public education through research, policy, and public engagement.
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Welcome to our new website!
You will notice some big changes here. Please spend some time exploring the site, and let us know what you think. You can send your comments and suggestions to Jacqui Strachan at [email protected].
In a rush? Here are some quick links to our most popular pages:
Annie Kidder at TedxKitchenerED
Why public education? For Annie, this is both a question and a statement. In a world today where hope is often lacking, Annie makes a strong case that publicly funded schools are the place where hope becomes concrete.
Browse by topic
Click on any topic below to find the latest news and research on that topic.
What is Measuring What Matters?
Watch this one minute video to learn about our Measuring What Matters project.
Annual Ontario school survey
Keeping track of the essential resources and programs in Ontario’s schools, and how they are affected by changes to provincial policy and funding.
Health and physical education 2017
This is an excerpt from our annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools, based on surveys from over 1000 school principals across Ontario.
Language support 2017
This is an excerpt from our annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools. It looks at the state of language support in Ontario's English and French public schools.
Parent-teacher interviews: 6 essential tips for parents
It's parent-teacher interview time, and People for Education's tip sheet for parents provides tips on how to prepare, possible questions to ask, and the importance of following up.
Play equity: Should parent fundraising determine the quality of Toronto’s schoolyards?
People for Education's annual survey findings show that for every $1 raised in schools in low-income neighbourhoods, affluent neighbourhoods are able to raise $49, an increase from $1 and $25 nine years ago.
TDSB backs off bid to phase out specialty schools
Annie Kidder weighs in on the TDSB's controversial suggestion that specialty school programs should be phased out to create a more equitable TDSB.