Information literacy and reading for enjoyment are key elements of lifelong learning. The school library is a central hub for both teachers and students.
School Libraries and Reading
Research on school libraries and reading
School libraries 2017
This report is an excerpt from our 2017 annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools. The report is based on survey responses from over 1100 principals in English, Catholic and French schools across the province.
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.
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.
In the news
Award-winning Durham teacher-librarian says libraries are ‘powerful’
This article cites our 2011 report on school libraries. According to the report, there is a significant relationship between student scores on reading and writing tests and the presence of a teacher-librarian.
People for Education conference takeaways
We invited our conference speakers to share a few key takeaways and resources, and here's what we've heard so far...
School libraries play an essential role in ensuring that Ontario’s students are prepared for today’s information- and knowledge-based society.