People for Education Reports
Principals and vice-principals: The scope of their work in today's schools
Date of Publication: October 3, 2018
In response to People for Education’s Annual Ontario School Survey, 22% of elementary school principals and 10% of secondary principals reported that managing facilities is the most time-consuming part of their job. Principals are experiencing competing demands on their time – leaving them with less time to fulfill their role as curriculum leaders.Download PDF
Date of Publication: June 25, 2018
This report, based on survey responses from 1244 principals across Ontario, is an audit of the education system – a way of keeping track of the impact of funding and policy choices in schools across the province.Read report Download PDF
Date of Publication: April 3, 2018
New data from People for Education show that, despite the widely recognized importance of arts education, equitable access to arts programs and resources is an ongoing challenge for Ontario’s schools. Students in small and rural schools, in schools with higher levels of poverty, and in schools with lower levels of parental education are less likely to have access to learning opportunities in the arts.Read report Download PDF
Date of Publication: March 1, 2018
This report, based on the results from our annual school survey, identifies equity issues related to fundraising and fees in Ontario’s publicly funded schools. Fundraising inequities appear to be growing, despite the introduction of provincial fundraising guidelines in 2012.Read report Download PDF
Date of Publication: January 23, 2018
This report, based on the results from our annual survey of schools, shows a disconnect between the roles that guidance counsellors are expected to fill and the amount of time they are available to fill those roles. Over 1200 schools across Ontario participated in the survey, and the findings show that the majority of elementary schools have no guidance counsellors at all, and that the ratio of students to guidance teachers in secondary schools is very high.Read report Download PDF
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