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.
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…
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.
Ontario school boards may be facing significant reductions in their funding for the coming school year.
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.
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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