People for Education Reports
Ontario's Principals' Challenges and Well-being
Date of Publication: February 22, 2021
Initial findings of People for Education’s 2020/21 Annual Ontario School Survey (AOSS) show that principals are dealing with an exceptional set of challenges related to running schools during a pandemic.Download PDF
Canadian Right to Education Framework
Date of Publication: October 22, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has exposed and exacerbated inequities worldwide, including within education systems, where 1.6 billion students have been affected by the pandemic. The United Nations recently released a policy brief warning that the combination of worldwide economic impacts and school closures could turn the current learning crisis into a “generational catastrophe” (United Nations, 2020). To prevent this crisis from becoming a catastrophe, governments and stakeholders around the world need to ensure all students have access to a quality education, and to do that, education systems must be grounded in the right to education (Barry, 2020).Download PDF
#CanadaWeWant Report on the Future of Public Education
Date of Publication: June 10, 2020
In March 2020, courageous young people travelled from coast to coast to coast to work with the Students Commission of Canada and People for Education to build the #CanadaWeWant so we can have the #CanadaWeNeed. Youth participants were encouraged to explore the topic of education through a rights-based lens. This report is a culmination of their conversations and recommendations.Download PDF
Technology in schools - a tool and a strategy
Date of Publication: May 6, 2020
An undeniable reality has emerged in the COVID-19 pandemic: Technology can be a very useful tool in education, but it cannot act as a replacement for the rich learning and human development that happens in the myriad face-to-face settings and relationships that exist in schools.Download PDF
Date of Publication: June 17, 2019
The 2019 report on Ontario schools, based on survey responses from 1254 principals across Ontario, points to evidence that the school environment—and all of the adults in it—are key drivers for students’ overall success.Read report Download PDF
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