People for Education in the news
The Globe and Mail: Home learning game plan: Insights on distance education for parents
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…
CBC News: Students lacking Wi-Fi access told to head to school parking lots as ‘last resort’
School boards scrambling to equip students with laptops, hotspots as online learning begins.
CBC News: Coursework could continue even if Ontario schools don’t reopen: minister
No student's graduation will be affected by COVID-19 pandemic, Stephen Lecce says.
CBC News: ‘The Minister said the plan that has been put in place in the spring — stays’: education expert
Annie Kidder, Director of People For Education, has waded through the recent numbers and promises on education, and finds nothing new in Education Minister's Stephen Lecce's media appearance last week.
CP24: Ontario schools relying on fundraising creates inequities for students: report
People for Education's report finds that schools in richer areas fundraise twice as much as schools in poorer areas, reproducing patterns of advantage and disadvantage.
CBC News: Ford government shouldn’t try to modernize education while cutting funding, new report warns
People for Education supports push to 'modernize' school system, if resources are in place.
The Toronto Star: Cutting teachers no way to modernize education system, says People for Education
Cutting teachers and other resources is no way to improve student learning or update the public school system, says a new report from advocacy and research group People for Education.
London Free Press: Student well-being, rural schools to be hammered by funding cuts: Officials
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.
Ottawa Citizen: Few students currently enrolled in e-learning courses
"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."
The Agenda: Education Reform in Ontario
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.