We work in two main areas: providing research and evidence about public education; and engaging in dialogue, both within and outside the education sector, about the purpose, value, and future of public education.
We provide research and evidence to support an ongoing dialogue about the value, purpose, and future of public education.
Annual Ontario school survey
Every year, over 1200 schools across Ontario participate in our Annual Ontario School Survey. The survey tracks essential resources and programs in Ontario’s schools, and helps us to identify areas for improvement.
Competencies beyond the 3Rs
For the past few years, People for Education has been advocating for a broader set of competencies to be integrated into Ontario’s curriculum, in order to provide students with the skills they need to thrive in a time of profound economic, social, and technological transformation.
People for Education brings thoughtful analysis, in-depth understanding, and courageous integrity to the table, inspired by dedication to the value of public education, and motivated by doing the best for our children and families.
- Sheldon Levy, President Emeritus Ryerson University
We bring together experts and stakeholders to tackle big challenges in public education. By working together, learning from each other, and sharing our knowledge, we develop policy-ready solutions that lay the groundwork for real change.
Our annual conference brings together parents, students, educators, researchers, school boards, and ministry staff to connect with and learn from each other on a variety of subjects.
Our working tables bring together experts and stakeholders from across sectors to wrestle with “wicked questions” and develop policy-ready solutions.
Our speakers inspire, educate and engage. They can speak to groups of 10 or 10,000 – about the future of public education, current education policy and funding, the transferable skills students need to succeed, and more.
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In our articles, we synthesize the latest news and research - connecting the dots between public education and public good.
Blogs by People for Education staff, board members, and invited guests provide a more personal perspective on a range of education issues.
We present primary research, findings from our working tables, and work we produce in partnership with others at conferences around the world.
In order to advance public education’s promise, we participate in government consultations and provide non-partisan analysis of education policy.
Our reports are based on our primary research, including the Annual Ontario School Survey and other research initiatives.
Championing public education for more than 20 years
People for Education makes evidence accessible and actionable. We develop policy-ready ideas for the future. We connect public education to other public institutions working for the public good. And we don’t stop there!