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Education Funding Consultations
Ministry seeking input on funding for the 2019/20 school year
The Ministry of Education is seeking input on education funding for the next school year “as a starting point for education funding reform.” The invitation letter indicates that this consultation is in line with the government’s goal of seeking “greater accountability and value for money as part of its line-by-line review of government expenditures.”
The Ministry has identified four areas of focus for this consultation:
- Efficient price setting
- Outcomes-based funding
- Accountability and value-for-money
- Other education funding efficiencies
Our response to the education consultations
Ontario’s Ministry of Education is engaging in province-wide consultations on a range of issues. Our response focuses on three areas: standardized testing; preparing students for the future; and the health curriculum.
Thank you for coming to Making Connections 2018!
Thank you very much to everyone who came out to our conference on Saturday. It was a fantastic day of learning and making connections. Special thanks to our amazing speakers, dedicated volunteers, and conference sponsors - the Ontario Principals' Council, Scholastic Education, and Meridian Credit Union.
Don't forget to visit our "Participatory note-taking" page below and add your notes from the conference sessions. We want to hear your perspective!
An article by Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD, about educating students for their future, is a good starting point for our ongoing dialogue about the future of public education.
People for Education's response to the government consultations taking place from October to December, 2018
PFE in the news
Shelley Moore has used her experience, both as a teacher and a person with a learning disability, to guide other teachers in how to support children with complex and diverse needs.
CBC News interviewed participants at People for Education's 2018 conference about education policy and funding in Ontario.
A feature story on Maggie MacDonnell, the keynote speaker at our 2018 annual conference, and the winner of the $1 million Global Teacher Prize in 2017.
Annie Kidder's 2018 convocation address at York University
In a moving convocation address to York University’s Faculty of Education, Annie Kidder stressed the importance of the teaching profession and how teachers must bring their humanity to the job.