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Back-to-School Around the World: A look at top-performing systems
How does Canada compare to other countries’ education systems? What does back-to-school look like for those students? A closer look into these questions sheds a light on what school looks like in a couple other…
Politics, class size, and political “announcements” – is there any real change?
What's the reality about changes to funding and class size in Ontario high schools?
Preparing students for the future: New careers curriculum has greater focus on transferable skills
The province has announced that new Careers curriculum will be introduced in the fall with the aim of ensuring “our young people are better prepared to transition from the journey of learning seamlessly into the…
Ontario e-learning plan unique in North America
To understand the implications of Ontario's plan to require high school students will to take four online courses in order to graduate, People for Education has examined e-learning across North America.
Public education – a high return on investment
A new report from the Conference Board of Canada has found that investing in public education produces a direct pay off to the economy.
What makes a school?
The 2019 report on Ontario schools, based on survey responses from 1254 principals across Ontario, points to evidence that the school environment—and all of the adults in it—are key drivers for students’ overall success.
Special education funding–formulas within formulas within formulas
Ontario schools have an ever-increasing proportion of students requiring special education support. And many principals report insufficient resources to support students with special needs.
How does the province fund school boards?
School boards are talking about cuts to funding and teaching staff, but how does the province provide funding to school boards and why is each board’s funding different?
Education funding changes affecting budgets, course choices
School boards and schools across Ontario have announced reductions in course offerings, teacher lay-off notices, and budget cuts.
A student vision for education in Ontario
The Ontario Student Trustees’ Association has released The Students’ Vision for Education, with recommendations to transform every facet of the education system.