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.
Inequities persist: Extracurriculars, clubs, activities, and fundraising in Ontario’s publicly funded schools
New report by People for Education shows while most extracurricular activities and learning opportunities have resumed since being paused due to the pandemic, students’ access varies substantially depending on geography as well as the median family income of the school neighbourhood. Additionally, funding to support these activities has not returned to pre-pandemic levels.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.
Basic funding for education in Ontario will not increase for the coming year, despite increases in enrolment, salaries, and inflation.
Stakeholders agreed that schools should be re-opened for in-person learning wherever possible and if recommended by local Medical Officers of Health
COVID-19’s impact on extracurricular activities leaves Ontario students without crucial opportunities for learning
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.
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…
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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