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
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.
Ontario is reviewing assessment and reporting in education. Do we need the EQAO for this work?
In December, Ontario's Auditor General reported that the funding formula for education is out-of-date and in need of a full, independent review.
The process for closing schools involves many difficult decisions, and can pit groups against each other. There is a provincially mandated process, which has been revised a number of times. The government is now consulting…
The province is asking for public input on improving assessment and reporting at the individual, school, school board and system-wide levels.
Canada is far below the OECD average on enrollment in early childhood education
Changes are coming to Ontario's curriculum, the EQAO, and students' report cards.
The province has committed to review streaming in grade 9 and 10, and look at other parts of the system that are creating inequity for students.
The new plan for rural and northern education includes $20 million in additional funding for school boards with a high number of students who live in rural areas.
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
Annie Kidder, our Executive Director, talks about the evidence showing the impact of full-day kindergarten on children’s academic and social development.
Premier Doug Ford says that the government will consult with parents and teachers about the continuation of the full-day kindergarten program.
In the fall of 2018, Ontario's Ministry of Education engaged in consultations on a range of education issues. The Ministry received over 72,000 submissions via online surveys, letters from individuals and organizations, and telephone town-halls.