People for Education is an independent, non-partisan, charitable organization working to support and advance public education through research, policy, and public engagement.
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NEW! 2018 report on Ontario's publicly funded schools
People for Education’s 2018 Report on Ontario’s Publicly Funded Schools—based on survey results from more than 1,200 Ontario schools—reveals ongoing challenges in a number of areas, including access to mental health support for students, principals’ workload, and equity of access to resources and programs.Read the report Make a donation to support our research
Since 2013, we have been working with educators, researchers, and other stakeholders to explore how to define, assess, and embed essential competencies in health, citizenship, creativity, and social-emotional skills, into teaching and learning.
On June 23, People for Education's Executive Director, Annie Kidder, received an honorary degree from York University at the spring convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Education. In a moving commencement address, she spoke of the…
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.…
PFE in the news
In this article about the results from the Thames Valley school board's 2017 parent survey, Annie Kidder talks about the importance of effective communication in supporting parent engagement.
Global News: Report finds students with special needs in Ontario increasingly asked to stay home from school
This Global News story highlights our survey findings that a growing number of principals are asking special education students to stay home for part or all of the school day.
From this CBC report on our 2018 annual report on schools: "Principals are spending too much time doing menial managerial tasks and school boards are struggling to adequately support students' mental health."
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.