People for Education in the news
In this article about the results from the Thames Valley school board's 2017 parent survey, Annie Kidder talks about the importance of effective communication in supporting parent engagement.
Global News: Report finds students with special needs in Ontario increasingly asked to stay home from school
This Global News story highlights our survey findings that a growing number of principals are asking special education students to stay home for part or all of the school day.
From this CBC report on our 2018 annual report on schools: "Principals are spending too much time doing menial managerial tasks and school boards are struggling to adequately support students' mental health."
This Toronto Star article about our 2018 annual report on publicly funded schools in Ontario focuses on the equity issues raised, including access to childcare, arts programs, and special education.
In this article, Annie Kidder talks about education changes, both positive and negative, that the Ontario government implemented over the past 15 years.
In this article, Annie Kidder talks about the importance of developing students' problem-solving, critical-thinking and creativity skills needed in a changing economy. “We can’t go back to a narrow definition of the basics,”
This article on the impact of school closings cites People for Education's 2017 board-by-board analysis of school closings across the province.
In this article about provincial graduation rates, Annie Kidder talks about what Ontario has done to improve graduation rates, and the importance of developing the broad skills needed for future success.
In this interview about the role of guidance counsellors, Joel Westheimer, CBC Ottawa's education columnist, talks about People for Education's recently released data on access to guidance counsellors in Ontario schools.
Annie Kidder talks about the recommendations from a new report on EQAO testing and assessment in Ontario's schools on CBC's Ontario Morning.