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.
Fundraising and fees in Ontario’s schools
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…
The fundraising advantage
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.
Equity in the news
Canada's largest school board is planning substantial changes to close the gap in student outcomes.
Insights for system change
How can our public education system support students' development of competencies in creativity, citizenship, health, and social-emotional learning?
Academic or Applied? Choosing the right path
In this presentation from PFE's 2017 Making Connections, educators discuss the decision students must make between academic and applied, and if they are, perhaps, being asked to make this choice too soon.
Equity: Developing competencies, changing trajectories
In order to be successful in school, students need competencies beyond the 3R's. However there can be a “competency gap” between students from high- and low- socio-economic status backgrounds in a number of these areas.
The Learning Opportunities Grant 2017
This report looks at changes to the province's Learning Opportunities Grant, and whether it is meeting its original purpose of supporting students deemed 'at-risk' of academic failure or disengagement.
Fundraising and fees 2017
This report is an excerpt from our annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools. It examines school-based fundraising and fees, and the growing gap between schools in terms of the amount of money raised.
Toronto’s art school students mostly white, from high-income families, study finds
A new study from OISE find that students at Toronto's art school are predominantly white and from higher-income families, despite the TDSB being on of the most diverse school boards in North America.
Towards race equity in education
This report by Dr. Carl James examines the schooling of Black students in the Greater Toronto Area.
In the media:
Fundraising inequality at public schools
Annie Kidder talks about our new report on fundraising with Matt Galloway on CBC Metro Morning.
Fundraising widens gap between have and have-not students, report finds
People for Education's new report finds fundraising is causing substantial gaps between schools. The report shows that elementary schools with low poverty rates raise twice as much as schools with higher poverty rates.
Fundraising provides an advantage in well-off schools
The fundraising advantage may be increasing the equity gap by providing already advantaged students with more enrichment than their more disadvantaged counterparts.