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.
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.
Measuring What Matters: Citizenship competencies
As part of our Measuring What Matters initiative, we have developed a list of foundational skills/competencies in citizenship education.
Measuring What Matters: Health Competencies
People for Education– working with experts from across Canada – has developed a list of concrete, teachable competencies and skills in health education.
Career and life planning in schools
While Ontario has aspirations for a comprehensive careers strategy in education, data from our 2016/17 survey show challenges, particularly in the implementation of the career/life planning policy.
Measuring What Matters: Competencies in the classroom
This report includes preliminary findings from the Measuring What Matters field trials in 26 publicly funded schools across 7 Ontario school boards.
We have two major research initiatives: Measuring What Matters and the Ontario School Survey.
Measuring What Matters
We are working with experts from across Canada to create broader goals and more effective measures of success in education.
Annual School Survey
Since 1997, we have been collecting data on the programs and resources available in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.