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.
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 taking place in 26 schools across 7 Ontario school boards.
The geography of opportunity: What’s needed for broader student success
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.
School libraries 2016
This report is an excerpt from our 2016 annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools, and examines the staffing and resources in school libraries.
Special education report 2016
This report is an excerpt from our 2016 annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools.
Arts report 2016
This report is an excerpt from People for Education’s 2016 annual report on Ontario’s publicly funded schools.
Moving toward reconciliation in Ontario’s publicly funded schools
This report articulates an approach to reconciliation in our publicly funded schools that will engender real change for all students.
Conditions for a quality learning environment
A list of the conditions in schools – from the classroom, to the whole school, to school-community relationships – that provide a foundation for the competencies and skills in the four Measuring What Matters domains.