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.
Inequities persist: Extracurriculars, clubs, activities, and fundraising in Ontario’s publicly funded schools
New report by People for Education shows while most extracurricular activities and learning opportunities have resumed since being paused due to the pandemic, students’ access varies substantially depending on geography as well as the median family income of the school neighbourhood. Additionally, funding to support these activities has not returned to pre-pandemic levels.Make a donation to support our research
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.
Findings from People for Education’s latest report show that while most extracurricular activities and broader learning opportunities have resumed since being paused during the pandemic, students’ access varies substantially depending on where they live.
Ontario's proposed plan to allow grade 11 students to leave school to join full-time apprenticeship programs raises a number of red flags. People for Education has recommendations.
Provincially funded schools in Ontario have made significant progress on Indigenous education over the last decade, but many steps remain before all the education-related Calls to Action from Truth and Reconciliation Commission are fully implemented.
People for Education has launched a Canada-wide youth network to support intergenerational and intersectoral dialogue, giving young minds the opportunity to break through barriers that prevent real change in Canada’s public education.
Les nouvelles données de People for Education révèlent que la santé mentale des élèves et des personnels est un défi majeur pour les écoles de l'Ontario. Les directions d’école font état d’une augmentation des problèmes…
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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