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Ontario needs a coherent and comprehensive plan for the next steps in the education system. To accomplish this, the province should constitute a tasks force leaders from all the major education organizations.
Report recommends changes to funding and policy for technology in Ontario schools
People for Education has launched a campaign to promote The New Basics - 5 areas of essential skills and competencies for long-term success.
People for Education's 2018 Annual report on Ontario’s schools focuses on need for education “ecosystem”.
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People for Education's new report finds fundraising is causing substantial gaps between schools. The report shows that elementary schools with low poverty rates raise twice as much as schools with higher poverty rates.
The fundraising advantage may be increasing the equity gap by providing already advantaged students with more enrichment than their more disadvantaged counterparts.
This article cites our 2011 report on school libraries. According to the report, there is a significant relationship between student scores on reading and writing tests and the presence of a teacher-librarian.
"We know that students who are struggling benefit from being in the [academic] classroom and the evidence is equally strong that those who are doing well are not harmed." - Annie Kidder
London Free Press: Municipalities and community groups will help test new rules for teaming to spare schools
The Ministry of Education is introducing a pilot program to test new approaches to Ontario's school closing process. Annie Kidder points to the need for broader discussions about integrated decision-making between school boards and municipalities.