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Annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools
Our 2018 report on Ontario’s schools will be released on Monday, June 25 at noon, via Facebook Live and Twitter Live. You can join the conversation in real time and ask questions about the findings.
It is easy to participate!
- Follow along on our Facebook page or Twitter timeline,
starting at noon on June 25th.
- Use the hashtag #AOSS18 when you post your questions and comments.
On June 7, Ontario elected a new government, and education is one of its key areas of responsibility. We look forward to hearing how the following questions will be addressed.
Since 2013, we have been working with educators, researchers, and government partners to explore how to define, support, assess, and embed these broader competencies into teaching and learning in our publicly funded education system. A number of insights have emerged from this work.
A school in British Columbia has dramatically increased graduation rates for Indigenous students by partnering with the local Indigenous community to create a 20 credit academic program, The Academy for Indigenous Studies.
Ontario has a new provincial government, and education is one of its key areas of responsibility. We are looking forward to hearing how the new government will address the issues raised in these questions.
A pilot program aimed at improving literacy skills in young children found that engaging parents, teachers, and the community helped to improve literacy and change the way that the community thought about reading.
PFE in the news
In this article, Annie Kidder talks about the importance of developing students' problem-solving, critical-thinking and creativity skills needed in a changing economy. “We can’t go back to a narrow definition of the basics,”
This article on the impact of school closings cites People for Education's 2017 board-by-board analysis of school closings across the province.
In this article about provincial graduation rates, Annie Kidder talks about what Ontario has done to improve graduation rates, and the importance of developing the broad skills needed for future success.
What is Measuring What Matters?
Watch this one minute video to learn about our Measuring What Matters project.
Annie Kidder at TedxKitchenerED
Why public education? For Annie, this is both a question and a statement. In a world today where hope is often lacking, Annie makes a strong case that publicly funded schools are the place where hope becomes concrete.