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.
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
How Ontario Can Get De-Streaming Right
A recent high school grad describes the harm streaming did to him, provides recommendations for change
School board planning for fall hindered by lack of clarity
School boards require more clarity from the province to support their planning for the fall, and families and students require more support for learning online.
End to streaming requires comprehensive planning
Ending streaming in Ontario will require resources, planning and a comprehensive implementation strategy
Ontario’s school re-opening plans
The Ministry of Education has announced school re-opening plans, but they leave much of the responsibility and the details to school boards.
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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