Blogs by People for Education staff, board members, and invited guests provide a more personal perspective on a range of education issues.
How Ontario Can Get De-Streaming Right
A recent high school grad describes the harm streaming did to him, provides recommendations for change
It’s time to support a Canada-wide network – for education and research
Bridget Stirling believes that - to make real progress in education - we need a Canada-wide network of voices for public education.
The pros and cons of e-Learning
The e-Learning session at People for Education's annual conference showed me the nuanced perspectives held by opponents and proponents of e-Learning and the various concerns held about the appropriate design and implementation of mandatory e-Learning…
How many teachers are we losing and who is right about class size?
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…
Supporting mental health in our schools
Students’ mental health has an impact on both their education and their long-term success. Participants at our annual conference had the opportunity to learn more about the role schools play in supporting students’ mental health…
Remaking the grade: Designing a new report card for 21st century skills
How do we translate the learning that happens in classrooms onto a report card? Find out what happens when students, teachers, and parents work together to design a new report card for the 21st century.
Navigating post-secondary pathways
At People for Education’s annual conference, a group of educators, parents, and policymakers talked about the reality of post-secondary and career choices in today’s world, and how to address the challenges students face.
Towards a new vision for special education
At our conference in November, a group of educators, parents, and policymakers explored how schools can create learning opportunities for all students, no matter what their learning needs.
Meet our new Research Program Director
"I believe research is a team sport. It’s not something you do by yourself at a desk, crunching numbers. I look forward to connecting with you as I start my journey with People for Education."
Public education – it’s the best investment we can make
If education were the stock market, everyone would want to invest. Investors are happy these days if their stocks give them a return of 5% a year. In public education, the return is double that!