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.
Annual Ontario School Survey
We have been tracking the resources and programs in Ontario’s schools for over 20 years. Over 1200 schools participate each year.
Competencies beyond the 3Rs
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.
2023 report on Indigenous education in Ontario's publicly funded schools
New report by People for Education shows that publicly funded schools in Ontario have made significant progress towards integrating Indigenous education over the last decade but there are still areas of improvement to fully address the education-related Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.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.
Inconsistent and under-resourced – the state of anti-racism strategies across Canada
A new report shows implementation of anti-racism strategies is inconsistent and under-resourced across Canada. There is a particular lag in Ontario.
European Child Guarantee provides a model for Canada
Unlike EU countries, Canada has no national action plan, no framework, and no national strategy to ensure that all Canadian children and young people have access to the rights, resources and programs they need to…
30 years with insufficient progress on child well-being
A recent report from the UN raised serious concerns about Canada’s lack of progress on addressing children’s rights issues.
Ontario is spending millions on tutoring, is it worth it?
Ontario has provided funding for tutoring programs. But does it really help? According to researchers, it depends on quality, frequency, and links to curriculum.
New report points to gaps in implementation of de-streaming in Ontario
People for Education’s latest report reveals gaps and challenges in Ontario's first steps toward de-streaming Grade 9.
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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