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.
Initial findings of People for Education’s 2020/21 Annual Ontario School Survey (AOSS) show that principals are dealing with an exceptional set of challenges related to running schools during a pandemic.
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.
Academics, educators and school leaders are producing vital evidence on racism, ant-Black racism, and inclusion. This is a small sample of some of that work
New infographic on Technology in Schools research report shares key information on access to technology and the Internet as well as online learning enrollment and resource supports.
Ontario schools will remain closed, but the Ministry of Education is beginning to plan for the fall. They promise a detailed plan will be in place by the end of June. They are looking for…
New research report from People of Education recommends changes to funding and policy for technology in schools.
Marks, report cards, students' grades and teacher assessments are being handled differently across the country. But what do the experts say?
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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