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
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.
This is an excerpt from our annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools. It looks at the state of language support in Ontario's English and French public schools.
Chapman's Ice Cream is offering $2 million in funding to save the only school in Markdale from closing.
People for Education conducted a study of Ontario accommodation reviews this spring and has produced an interactive map of schools to be closed in the province’s 72 school boards.
A new study from OISE find that students at Toronto's art school are predominantly white and from higher-income families, despite the TDSB being on of the most diverse school boards in North America.
Over the last few years, the Ministry of Education has made substantial changes to education funding.
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, 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.
"Christine Schandl, of People for Education, said if cellphone use is left to the discretion of principals and teachers, then the policy will be similar to what currently exists."