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 a time of rapid social and economic change, well-resourced schools are more important than ever. Results from the 2019 Annual Ontario School Survey show the impact when policy change is supported by resources and coherent direction. The report raises concerns about the province’s plans to modernize education while simultaneously reducing funding for teachers and other vital supports in schools.Read the report version française 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.
Highlights from "Connecting to technology", our report on the use of technology in today's schools, including BYOD policies, e-learning, access to technology, and the role of school libraries. The report is based on findings from…
Changes announced to Ontario education policy will result in substantial funding cuts for school boards
The Ministry of Education has released the results from the education consultation that took place in the fall of 2018.
Students’ mental health has an impact on both their education and their long-term success. Participants at our annual conference had the opportunity to learn more about the role schools play in supporting students’ mental health…
Ontario’s government has pledged to reduce provincial spending by as much as $6 billion. Changes to education funding may result in larger class sizes when the 2019/20 funding is announced.
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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