Province considers changing school closing process – again
The process for closing schools involves many difficult decisions, and can pit groups against each other. There is a provincially mandated process, which has been revised a number of times. The government is now consulting…
Ontario considering changes to assessment and measurement
The province is asking for public input on improving assessment and reporting at the individual, school, school board and system-wide levels.
The value of investing in early childhood education
Canada is far below the OECD average on enrollment in early childhood education
Competencies and transferable skills part of Ontario’s move to modernize the school system
Changes are coming to Ontario's curriculum, the EQAO, and students' report cards.
Streaming, identity-based data, and hiring in Ontario schools
The province has committed to review streaming in grade 9 and 10, and look at other parts of the system that are creating inequity for students.
Ontario announces new rural education strategy
The new plan for rural and northern education includes $20 million in additional funding for school boards with a high number of students who live in rural areas.
Competing Priorities: The 2017 report on Ontario’s publicly funded schools
The report - based on survey results from more than 1,000 Ontario schools – shows a decline in specialist library and music teachers, but a substantial improvement in Indigenous education programs.
Should private money fund public schools?
Chapman's Ice Cream is offering $2 million in funding to save the only school in Markdale from closing.
Toronto’s art school students mostly white, from high-income families, study finds
A new study from OISE find that students at Toronto's art school are predominantly white and from higher-income families, despite the TDSB being on of the most diverse school boards in North America.
People for Education’s response to Ontario’s well-being strategy
In our recent response to the Ministry of Education's proposed well-being strategy, we identified three areas of concern.