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.
Changes needed to funding for education in Ontario
The provincial education funding formula needs updates and funding to ensure all students have a chance for success.
Ontario launches consultations on education funding
The province has launched consultations on education funding for the 2021-22 school year, focused on things like COVID response, Online learning, Secondary class size, and the use of outdated census data.
Ontario’s back-to-school plan: little funding for small classes or more staff
Under Ontario's back-to-school plan 75% of high school students will be learning online half time, and elementary students will be in classes that can have as many as 30 students.
Phasing in school re-entry
Report from experts says to reopen schools safely, government must manage community spread of COVID-19, support students' mental health needs, phase-in classes, provide extra resources, and keep class sizes small.
Limited funding to support COVID adjustments in schools
The realities of COVID-19 mean schools will require increased resources no matter what the back-to-school scenario for the fall. People for Education has analyzed current funding.
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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