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
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.
In this session from PFE's 2017 Making connections conference, panelists look at the importance of having a local school in rural communities, the viability of small schools, and the challenges in keeping them open.
In this presentation from PFE's 2017 Making Connections, educators discuss the decision students must make between academic and applied, and if they are, perhaps, being asked to make this choice too soon.
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In December, Ontario's Auditor General reported that the funding formula for education is out-of-date and in need of a full, independent review.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.
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
The St. Thomas Times-Journal: Will rural push to break away from Thames Valley District school board gain traction?
Elgin County is exploring the possibility of forming its own county school board.
CBC News interviewed participants at People for Education's 2018 conference about education policy and funding in Ontario.
Christine Schandl, People for Education's Research Manager, talks about our research, our annual survey, and the future of public education.