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
There are big differences in the directives and plans from Education Ministries across the Country and People for Education has prepared a Canada-wide Education & COVID Tracker to share the comparatives.
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.
The Ministry of Education has announced school re-opening plans, but they leave much of the responsibility and the details to school boards.
On April 22, Annie Kidder, Executive Director – People for Education took questions on education in a pandemic. We’ve prepared a roundup for you with key takeaways and additional resources that will build out the…
People for Education is recommending a comprehensive review of education funding in Ontario so that it meets the needs of students in 2020.
The e-Learning session at People for Education's annual conference showed me the nuanced perspectives held by opponents and proponents of e-Learning and the various concerns held about the appropriate design and implementation of mandatory e-Learning…
The Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation has led a year-long consultative process to "Re-imagine Education." They have released a 12-point plan.
Changes to education funding in Ontario are having an impact on contract negotiations, staffing, and school boards' budgets.
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.
To understand the implications of Ontario's plan to require high school students will to take four online courses in order to graduate, People for Education has examined e-learning across North America.
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
People for Education's Executive Director, Annie Kidder, joined Ontario teacher Jamie Mitchell and Anne-Marie Scott, Deputy Provost of Athabasca University in a webinar with the Globe and Mail's Caroline Alphonso to discuss distance education in…
School boards scrambling to equip students with laptops, hotspots as online learning begins.
No student's graduation will be affected by COVID-19 pandemic, Stephen Lecce says.