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.
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…
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 education recovery plan focuses on time-limited programs such as tutoring to get students "back on track" - missing a long-term vision.
The province is planning to move much of the control over online learning in secondary schools out of the hands of school boards and put it under the control of TVO’s Independent Learning Centre.
Only 4 out of 13 provinces and territories have articulated a vision or guidelines to manage, assess, or respond to the educational impact of COVID-19. None has allocated the substantial funding true recovery and renewal…
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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