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
School boards and schools across Ontario have announced reductions in course offerings, teacher lay-off notices, and budget cuts.
The Ontario Student Trustees’ Association has released The Students’ Vision for Education, with recommendations to transform every facet of the education system.
Is there more money in the system? Less? How many teachers will be lost? And is this is a conversation about class size or money? Annie Kidder looks at the latest funding announcements and what…
In January, 2019, the province announced that it is considering changes to the way school boards hire teachers. Consultations on the proposed changes are open until May 31.
Highlights from "Connecting to technology", our report on the use of technology in today's schools, including BYOD policies, e-learning, access to technology, and the role of school libraries. The report is based on findings from…
Changes announced to Ontario education policy will result in substantial funding cuts for school boards
The Ministry of Education has released the results from the education consultation that took place in the fall of 2018.
Ontario’s government has pledged to reduce provincial spending by as much as $6 billion. Changes to education funding may result in larger class sizes when the 2019/20 funding is announced.
If education were the stock market, everyone would want to invest. Investors are happy these days if their stocks give them a return of 5% a year. In public education, the return is double that!
Annie Kidder shares some of the highlights from the ICSEI conference, and talks about the need to close the gaps between evidence, policy, and practice in education.
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
According to the Thames Valley District School Board, rural schools will be most affected by the proposed cuts to education funding. These cuts may affect both classroom learning and student mental health.
Annie Kidder, our Executive Director, is one of the panelists on TVO's The Agenda, talking about the impact of recently announced changes to education.
Ottawa Citizen: Ontario is poised to require every high school student take four online courses. What does it mean?
The provincial government has announced that secondary school students will be required to take four out of 30 high school credits as online courses.