We provide research and evidence to support an ongoing dialogue about the value, purpose, and future of public education.
We publish reports based on our primary research, including the Annual Ontario School Survey.
In our articles, we synthesize the latest news and research - connecting the dots between public education and public good.
We present our research findings at local and international conferences for education practitioners and researchers.
We make policy submissions in response to government consultations and provide evidence-based policy analysis.
We have been tracking the resources and programs in Ontario’s schools for over 20 years. Over 1200 schools participate each year.
Working with experts, we have developed a set of key competencies in the areas of creativity, citizenship, social-emotional learning, and health.
Conference 2018 highlights
Our conference brings together parents, students, educators, researchers, school boards, and ministry staff to connect with and learn from each other. This year, we explored the role of public education in creating a better world.
In response to the 2020-21 Annual Ontario School Survey, principals from across the province reported that despite the stress of the last year, many innovations emerged that they would like to continue.
Our response to Ontario's recent education consultation
In the fall of 2018, Ontario’s Ministry of Education engaged in province-wide consultations on a range of issues. Our response focused on three areas: standardized testing; preparing students for the future; and the health curriculum.
Masks, vaccines, distancing, in-person and online learning: Every province and territory has a different strategy.
Recently, there has been a public debate on childcare. What’s missing, however, in these heated discussions, has been the lasting, and potentially life-changing, benefits of early childhood education to children themselves.
Ontario's back-to-school plan includes details on safety and masking, but little information on vaccinations or educational supports.
New report recommends that early learning and childcare be publicly funded, publicly governed, and embedded in public education systems.
Basic funding for education in Ontario will not increase for the coming year, despite increases in enrolment, salaries, and inflation.
Thank you for this excellent and timely report. The inequities you highlight are an important issue that we're wrestling with and the report helps us to have more informed discussions.
- School board trustee
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