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.
Questions for political representatives during Ontario’s election
The choices politicians make will affect not only 2.5 million children and young people, but also Ontario's economy, health care system, and future. PFE has questions for the political parties.
Ontario joins the rest of Canada with new child care agreement
Ontario's agreement with the federal government to support lowered costs and greater access to early learning and child care programs will have long-term benefits for children and families. But was it worth the wait?.
Pan-Canadian Tracker of Early Learning and Child Care Agreements 2021-26
People for Education has put together a Canada-wide tracker for the new early learning and child care agreements 2021-2026 between provinces/territories and the federal government, with a overview of details on access, affordability, quality, and…
Annual Ontario School Survey results reveal lack of action on challenges
Findings from 2021-22 Annual Ontario School Survey reveal challenges and issues that principals of Ontario's publicly funded schools are facing in the second year of the pandemic.
Ontario’s recovery action plan missing long-term vision
Ontario's education recovery plan focuses on time-limited programs such as tutoring to get students "back on track" - missing a long-term vision.
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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