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Principals sound the alarm about students’ mental health
Ontario’s principals report increased behavioural issues, students having difficulties with self-regulation, and a range of unaddressed mental health challenges.
New report finds anti-racism strategies inconsistent and under-resourced across Canada
New report by People for Education shows gaps in implementation of anti-racism strategies across Canada and in schools across Ontario.
Survey of Ontario principals reveals lack of action on challenges
Initial findings of People for Education’s 2021-22 Annual Ontario School Survey (AOSS) show that principals continue dealing with an exceptional set of challenges related to running schools during the second year of the pandemic.
Pan-Canadian scan reveals large gaps in education recovery and renewal plans
A cross-Canada scan of K to 12 COVID-related education policies reveals few plans for recovery and renewal, and little funding to support it. People for Education is recommending that the federal government establish a establish…
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Ottawa Citizen: Ontario is poised to require every high school student take four online courses. What does it mean?
The provincial government has announced that secondary school students will be required to take four out of 30 high school credits as online courses.
Global News: U.S. college admissions scandal puts selection process for Canadian schools under microscope
Eloise Tan, our Research Program Director, talks about research from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario identifying equity issues in access to post-secondary education.
The Toronto Sun: Ontario to ban cellphones in classrooms
"Christine Schandl, of People for Education, said if cellphone use is left to the discretion of principals and teachers, then the policy will be similar to what currently exists."
CareerWise Weekly: Remaking the grade: Designing a new report card for 21st-century skills
A B.C. school district has revamped its report cards to include feedback on core competencies such as creative and critical thinking, social and personal responsibility, and positive personal and cultural identity.
CityNews: Program to help students plan for jobs, adulthood, falling short: report
“We have to be preparing students with the skills that will allow them to do any job as they wind their way to adulthood.” - Annie Kidder