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
A new report from the Conference Board of Canada has found that investing in public education produces a direct pay off to the economy.
School boards are talking about cuts to funding and teaching staff, but how does the province provide funding to school boards and why is each board’s funding different?
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.
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.