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.
Our latest report, based on the results from our Annual Ontario School Survey, looks at the policies, programs, and resources available to support students’ career and life planning. It finds that Ontario may be falling behind at a time when there is growing pressure to prepare students for a rapidly changing, increasingly complex future.Read the report 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 new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says that children and young people aren’t getting enough time to develop the vital competencies and skills that are learned through play.
A new report raises concerns about how Canada is addressing mental health problems among young people. Schools are the ideal place to promote mental health and provide support for students with mental health issues.
People for Education reviewed over 30 years of research and identified four key things parents can do to help their children succeed, both academically and in the development of health, citizenship, creativity, and social-emotional competencies.
Teachers teach the next generation of society. While there are many important professions, none of them affect all of society’s children – and thus all of society – in the way teaching does.
According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, many students with disabilities do not have equal access to educational opportunities in Ontario, either at the primary and secondary, or at the post-secondary level.
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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