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.
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.
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.
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.
People for Education calls for pause on new education policy; leadership from the province for back-to-school planning
People for Education calls on the province to pause on changes to the Education Act, and provide parents, students, teachers, support staff, and school boards with clarity about fall plans
A recent high school grad describes the harm streaming did to him, provides recommendations for change
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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