People for Education is a unique organization in Canada: independent, non-partisan, and fueled by a belief in the power and promise of public education. We create evidence, instigate dialogue, and build links so that people can see – and act on – the connection between public education and a fair and prosperous society.
Telling Tales Out of School
Join us on Thursday, May 23, 2019 for a fantastic evening of entertainment in support of People for Education.
Get ready to LOL with this year’s host, the incredibly talented comedian, Elvira Kurt. And you'll get to enjoy a generation-spanning line-up of Canadian talent! See beloved icons Sharon and Bram in their last performance in Toronto, and discover the extraordinary, award-winning 13-year-old singer/songwriter Sofia Kay.
This is the only event where you can see some of Canada’s greatest entertainers AND catch a rising star or two.
There are many competing narratives about what’s going on in education in Ontario right now. Is there more money in the system? If so, why? How many teachers will be lost? And is this a conversation about class size or money?
Annie Kidder’s new blog provides the answers to these and other questions about changes to Ontario’s funding for K to 12 education.
Connecting to success: Technology in Ontario schools
This report, based on the results from our Annual Ontario School Survey, looks at the use of technology in today’s schools, including BYOD policies, e-learning, access to technology, and the role of school libraries.Read the report Support our research
On March 15th, the Minister of Education announced that the province was modernizing curriculum, going “back to basics” in math, and making significant reductions in funding for school boards.
We did the math. The announced changes will amount to a total of almost $1 billion in cuts.
Why public education?
We asked students, educators, parents, and researchers to answer the question "Why public education?"
Here is what they had to say...
School boards and schools across Ontario have announced reductions in course offerings, teacher lay-off notices, and budget cuts.
The Ontario Student Trustees’ Association has released The Students’ Vision for Education, with recommendations to transform every facet of the education system.
Is there more money in the system? Less? How many teachers will be lost? And is this is a conversation about class size or money? Annie Kidder looks at the latest funding announcements and what…
PFE in the news
According to the Thames Valley District School Board, rural schools will be most affected by the proposed cuts to education funding. These cuts may affect both classroom learning and student mental health.
A new report from People for Education identifies potential implementation challenges for the new provincial policy on technology in schools, including mandatory e-learning credits and cellphone bans.
"Just five per cent of students on average per high school in Ontario are currently enrolled in online courses, and some have trouble learning so independently, says a report released Monday."