People for Education brings an independent, evidence-based voice to policy tables and the public. We conduct our own research, and we collaborate with other researchers, universities, and subject experts to support positive change in public education.
Click on a topic below to find the latest research, news and resources.
Indigenous education 2017
This is an excerpt from our annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools. It looks at access to Indigenous educational opportunities, teacher professional development, and supporting achievement for Indigenous students.
Vital staff beyond teachers 2017
This is an excerpt from our annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools. It looks at the many people who work in our schools to support student learning.
Schools as community hubs 2017
This is an excerpt from our 2017 annual report on Ontario's publicly-funded schools. It looks at community use of schools and Ontario's strategy for community hubs.
Competing Priorities: People for Education annual report on Ontario’s publicly funded schools 2017
People for Education's annual report on Ontario’s publicly-funded schools is an audit of the education system – a way of keeping track of the impact of funding and policy choices in schools across the province.
Special education report 2017
This report is an excerpt from our 2017 annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools. It looks at the staff and resources available to support students with special education needs.
Arts report 2017
This report is an excerpt from People for Education’s annual report on Ontario’s publicly funded schools 2017. It looks at the importance of arts education, and the availability of specialist arts teachers in Ontario.
School closings 2017
People for Education conducted a study of Ontario accommodation reviews this spring and has produced an interactive map of schools to be closed in the province’s 72 school boards.
Towards race equity in education
This report by Dr. Carl James examines the schooling of Black students in the Greater Toronto Area.
Measuring What Matters: Creativity competencies
Working with experts from across Canada, we have developed a list of concrete, teachable competencies and skills in creativity.
Measuring What Matters: Social-emotional learning competencies
As part of our Measuring What Matters initiative, we have developed a list of foundational skills/competencies in social-emotional learning.