A broadly based education, with diverse opportunities for learning, provides students with an equitable chance for success, no matter what their background or future goals.
People for Education has taken a look at The Ontario Human Rights Commission's Right to Read inquiry that examines possible human rights issues in public education in Ontario.
New study finds relationship between students’ demographics and their Learning Skills marks on report cards
A recently released report finds that students with the same levels of achievement on Grade 6 EQAO math tests may have different assessments of their learning skills, based on their demographics.
Since 2000, UNICEF has released a series of publications focusing on the well-being of children in wealthy countries. This year’s report card looks at equality in education.
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.
Fundraising data collected by PFE has been used to change policy and point to issues of equity in Ontario for over 20 years. This is PFE's presentation at the York University Summer Institute.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)’s 20th Survey of Educational Issues reveals public opinions regarding satisfaction with Ontario schools, opinions on government spending on education, equity, economic relevance, and more.
In September 2017, Premier Kathleen Wynne established an Independent Review of Assessment and Reporting in Ontario. The results of that review have been released, and include a number of recommendations to transform how students are assessed.
New data show that students in small/rural schools, schools with higher levels of poverty, or with lower levels of parental education, are less likely to have access to learning opportunities in the arts.
This report, based on the results from our annual survey of schools, identifies equity issues related to fundraising and fees in Ontario’s publicly funded schools. Over 1200 schools across Ontario participated in the survey, and…
A new report from People for Education reveals that Ontario elementary schools with low poverty rates raise twice the amount raised by schools with higher poverty rates.
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People for Education's report finds that schools in richer areas fundraise twice as much as schools in poorer areas, reproducing patterns of advantage and disadvantage.
Global News: U.S. college admissions scandal puts selection process for Canadian schools under microscope
Eloise Tan, our Research Program Director, talks about research from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario identifying equity issues in access to post-secondary education.
The discussion about equitable education must start with whether all students in the public school system have access to a decent education, prior to attending university or college.