People for Education in the news
According to the Thames Valley District School Board, rural schools will be most affected by the proposed cuts to education funding. These cuts may affect both classroom learning and student mental health.
"Just five per cent of students on average per high school in Ontario are currently enrolled in online courses, and some have trouble learning so independently, says a report released Monday."
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.
Global News: U.S. college admissions scandal puts selection process for Canadian schools under microscope
Eloise Tan, our Research Program Director, talks about research from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario identifying equity issues in access to post-secondary education.
"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."
A B.C. school district has revamped its report cards to include feedback on core competencies such as creative and critical thinking, social and personal responsibility, and positive personal and cultural identity.
“We have to be preparing students with the skills that will allow them to do any job as they wind their way to adulthood.” - Annie Kidder
EdCan Research Watch: Roadmaps and roadblocks: career and life planning, guidance, and streaming in Ontario’s schools
Our latest report is one of the papers featured in the February 26 edition of EdCan Network's Research Watch page.
According to People for Education's latest report, schools are having a hard time implementing Ontario's career and life planning policy because of a lack of resources, supports, and time.