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.
Education stakeholders provided re-opening advice to Ontario’s Premier
Stakeholders agreed that schools should be re-opened for in-person learning wherever possible and if recommended by local Medical Officers of Health
Missing out – the visible and invisible loss of extracurricular activities
COVID-19’s impact on extracurricular activities leaves Ontario students without crucial opportunities for learning
Defining a right to education in Canada
Every child in Canada has a right to education. But up to now the quality of that education has not been defined. People for Education is working to change that.
PFE raises major concerns re rushed plan to hand over online learning to TVO/TFO
People for Education has analyzed the province’s plans to shift control of online learning to TVO/TFO and is raising major concerns - about support for students, TVO's capacity to execute the plan, and the rushed…
Education absent in Ontario’s 2021-22 budget
Education is not listed as a key priority in Ontario's 2021-22 provincial budget. There appears to be only minor funding to support school boards in dealing with the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.
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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