Expert knowledge and dialogue on the why, what and how of educational change is vital as we reflect on current events. Public education is a cornerstone of social change and more needs to be understood to drive future considerations for policy change. We will host regularly updated resources with informed perspectives, research, evidence, and spotlights on innovative approaches to education policy, planning, equity and rights.
Education Resources for our Public Education Future
The choice for education: Change school plans or face ‘generational catastrophe’
OISE professor, Carol Campbell looks at the evidence and calls for change in Ontario’s response to the COVID crisis in our schools. “The short-term consequences of not fully investing in our education system will be continued disruption. The long-term consequences may be a generation of students with reduced future opportunities, which also negatively effects wider social and economic development.”
Policy & Planning
Equity & Access
Rights-based social policy: Does our post-pandemic future need it?
The COVID-19 pandemic has put our democracy at a crossroads. The path we choose now will shape our future. Are we going to further strengthen our democracy and affirm our commitments to human rights, equity and justice? Or do we double-down on the pre-pandemic status quo?Article
Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Low-Income Communities
Paper from Pathways to Education raises serious concerns about a widening achievement gap as a result of school closures or a move to online learning for thousands of students. Report says it is vital to recognize that some homes – and students – are better equipped for individual learning that others.Article
When Proximity is a Problem: What Reopening Means for Schools and Childcare Centres
Schools employ thousands of education workers, and educate and care for hundreds of thousands of children and young people. This article by York Professor, Vidya Shah and CCPA researcher, Erika Shaker, outlines all the components that must be taken into consideration as we plan for re-opening.Article