People for Education is a unique organization in Canada: independent, non-partisan, and fuelled 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.
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Ontario schools to remain closed until the end of June
On Tuesday, Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce announced that Ontario’s schools will remain closed at least until the end of June. At the same time, the Minister outlined plans for expanded summer school opportunities and he committed to providing school boards with a detailed plan for the fall by the end of June. The province is also seeking input from stakeholders on fall re-entry plans and there is much to consider including:
How is the province gathering evidence and multiple perspectives? How can we ensure schools go forward and not back? How can collaboration with other ministries, school boards and municipalities be integrated in building the best support to families?
The latest People for Education articles
New research report from People of Education recommends changes to funding and policy for technology in schools.
New infographic on Technology in Schools research report shares key information on access to technology and the Internet as well as online learning enrollment and resource supports.
The Canada-wide Education during COVID-19 Tracker compares differences in educational policy and approaches during the pandemic.
Temporary office closure
People for Education has temporarily transitioned to working remotely and the PFE office is currently closed. While closed, you can contact PFE at the email address found by clicking the contacts below:
The New Basics
Skills for success in our rapidly changing world
What skills do your kids need in their backpacks to thrive at school, at home, and in life?
What is important in education?
Supporting students’ mental health:
A collective responsibility
With student mental health needs on the rise, how can everyone share in the responsibility of supporting our students? We looked at in-school resources, the impact of geography, innovation in promoting school-wide mental health, and the costs of not addressing student mental health.
To find out what’s next and to see our recommendations, read our latest report on student mental health here.
Why public education?
We asked students, educators, parents, and researchers to answer the question "Why public education?"
Here is what they had to say...