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.
New report by People for Education shows that effective implementation of de-streaming in Ontario schools is threatened by lack of time and resources. People for Education’s 2022-23 Annual Ontario School Survey (AOSS) based on responses revealed that only 20% of Ontario high school principals say they have enough support to implement de-streaming.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.
School boards require more clarity from the province to support their planning for the fall, and families and students require more support for learning online.
Ending streaming in Ontario will require resources, planning and a comprehensive implementation strategy
The Ministry of Education has announced school re-opening plans, but they leave much of the responsibility and the details to school boards.
A statement from People for Education on anti-Black racism
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.
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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