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.
A pan-Canadian scan of K to 12 education policies reveals that all provinces and territories have detailed safety strategies, but few have comprehensive plans to manage, assess, or respond to the educational impact of COVID-19.
The federal government’s goal of $10-per-day child care by the end of 2026 aims to make child care affordable for all. However, the question remains, will achieving the $10 a day goal actually make ELCC…
People for Education provides concrete recommendations for action while schools are closed principals report on stress, inequity, and mental health challenges with return to online learning
For nearly two years, school staff have been faced with constant upheaval. People for Education reports on the challenges for principals and educators, and provides concrete recommendations for actions that should be taken while schools…
Masks, vaccines, distancing, in-person and online learning: Every province and territory has a different strategy.
Recently, there has been a public debate on childcare. What’s missing, however, in these heated discussions, has been the lasting, and potentially life-changing, benefits of early childhood education to children themselves.
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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