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 March 2019, 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.
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.
New infographic on Technology in Schools research report shares key information on access to technology and the Internet as well as online learning enrollment and resource supports.
Ontario schools will remain closed, but the Ministry of Education is beginning to plan for the fall. They promise a detailed plan will be in place by the end of June. They are looking for…
New research report from People of Education recommends changes to funding and policy for technology in schools.
Marks, report cards, students' grades and teacher assessments are being handled differently across the country. But what do the experts say?
On April 22, Annie Kidder, Executive Director – People for Education took questions on education in a pandemic. We’ve prepared a roundup for you with key takeaways and additional resources that will build out the…
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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