Universal public education is a cornerstone of our democratic society. A strong public education system plays a key role in ensuring that the next generation has the skills and competencies needed to contribute to a fair and prosperous society.
Research on publicly funded education
Ontario has a new provincial government, and education is one of its key areas of responsibility. We are looking forward to hearing how the new government will address the issues raised in these questions.
Results from the 2016 Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) show that Canada’s public school students continue to demonstrate high levels of proficiency in reading, mathematics, and science.
The province has announced increases in per pupil funding for guidance counsellors for grades 7 and 8.
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…
All of Ontario's school boards will be affected by changes to the province's guidelines for Pupil Accommodation Reviews. Many aspects of the process for closing schools are being revised.
In this presentation from PFE's 2017 Making Connections, Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter talks about the importance of preparing Ontario's students for the changing world they will face after graduation.
In this session from PFE's 2017 Making connections conference, we learn about the ABACUS program and its goal to improve students’ access to post-secondary education, by focusing on grades 6 to 9.
In this session from PFE's 2017 Making connections conference, panelists look at the latest data on school fundraising and the issues about equity, both between and within schools.
In this session from PFE's 2017 Making connections conference, students discuss how they have used their voice and applied their creativity and problem-solving skills to improve their schools and communities.
In this session from PFE's 2017 Making connections conference, panelists provide a vision of what schooling can look like in our rapidly changing world, and how parents and teachers can realize this vision together.
How publicly funded education works in Ontario
Learn more about the structure of Ontario's education system, how education funding works, and the roles and responsibilities of the people within the system.
Public education in the news
In this article, Annie Kidder talks about education changes, both positive and negative, that the Ontario government implemented over the past 15 years.
In this article, Annie Kidder talks about the importance of developing students' problem-solving, critical-thinking and creativity skills needed in a changing economy. “We can’t go back to a narrow definition of the basics,”
This article on the impact of school closings cites People for Education's 2017 board-by-board analysis of school closings across the province.