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The Link Between Pupil Health and Well Being and Attainment
This research brief from Public Health England discusses the critical role that students' social emotional health plays in their school success and the role schools in supporting social emotional learning for students.
Physical activity linked to academic performance in boys
A Finnish research study found that young boys who are physically active tend to have better academic achievements. Boys who reported higher levels of physical activity during recess had better reading skills than less active…
Feathers of hope: a First Nations youth action plan
This action plan summarizes the perspectives of over 175 Indigenous youth, brought together by the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth to share their stories, life experiences, and hopes for the future.
Ready, Set, Go! Building Healthy Schools in Ontario
When schools support comprehensive health programs and resources—integrating all aspects of health and well-being, including mental, physical, social, sexual and relational health—the impacts on students are positive and lasting.
Broader measures of success: Measuring what matters in education
The launch report for Measuring What Matters, a project proposing five dimensions of learning that, alongside academic achievement, might be part of a more comprehensive set of indicators of success.
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit education: Overcoming gaps in provincially funded schools
This report uses data from our annual Ontario School Survey to identify and address some of the gaps in Indigenous education in provincially funded schools.
The TDSB Grade 9 cohort 2006-2011: Trend data
This series of fact sheets examines the graduation rate and post-secondary attendance of students in the Grade 9 cohort from 2006- 2011.
Ignoring the Evidence: Another Decade of Decline for School Libraries
Four decades of research from Canada, the U.S., and Australia indicates that well-staffed, well-stocked, and well-used school libraries are correlated with increases in student achievement.
Progression in creativity: Developing new forms of assessment
This research paper explores the possibility of creating an assessment framework for tracking the development of students' creativity in schools.
The Drummond Commission Report: Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, 2012
In 2012, the Ontario government established a public service review to provide an overview of Ontario’s fiscal situation and a set of recommendations about how to balance Ontario’s budget and improve the sustainability of public…