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AIMS has established itself as one of Canada’s leading centres for research on education policy. Our research on education policy is centred on two major themes: Increasing accountability in public educational institutions and providing information for parents and students about how well their schools are performing and identifying and researching policy options that expand educational choices and remove the barriers that trap students in failing institutions – parents and students deserve more than one educational choice.

The Institute’s research program in the education and training policy file has not only elevated the discourse in a number of areas, but our AIMS pioneering research on evaluating the quality of education has helped to introduce more accountability and transparency in the region’s elementary and secondary education systems. AIMS “School Report Cards” have been a focal point for our high-impact, policy-relevant research and commentary.



Reinventing the Building of Schools

The Real Legacy of Public-Private-Partnership (P3) Schools in Nova Scotia Reinventing the Building of Schools revisits the history of public-private partnerships for school construction. Though the province's experience with P3's since the mid-1990s has been widely described as a failure, the paper contends that the record is far more favourable ...
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Post-Secondary Tuition and Low-Income Access

© UNB. Post-Secondary Tuition and Low-Income Access discusses New Brunswick's Tuition Access Bursary program, which covers college and university tuition for the children of families earning under $60,000 per year. Author Patrick Webber's paper reviews numerous studies, surveys and reports from domestic and international sources, which speak to the relationship ...
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E-Learning in K-12 Schools: The Prospects for Disruptive Innovation

E-Learning in K-12 Schools The Prospects for Disruptive Innovation A report by Paul W. Bennett E-Learning in K-12 Schools examines how Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador lost the e-learning initiative, why centralized top-down “21st century learning” visions run aground, and how school system constraints ...
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Extending the Educational Lifeline

The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) is proud to release Extending the educational lifeline: The benefits of adopting Nova Scotia’s Tuition Support Program (TSP), authored by Dr. Paul Bennett, Director of Schoolhouse Consulting. The study is the third special education-related paper released by Dr. Bennett for AIMS, and follows ...
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Education on Wheels: Seizing Cost and Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Student Transportation

Halifax, NS (13 January 2015):  A new AIMS research report, “Education on Wheels,” shows that student transportation costs are rising steadily across Maritime Canada, even as student enrolment declines, and that provincial governments in the region are missing opportunities to achieve cost and energy efficiencies. The authors, Paul W. Bennett and ...
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Marco Navarro-Genie on Tim Powers Show

On May 12, 2017, AIMS President & CEO Marco Navarro-Génie spoke with Tim Powers about the upcoming AIMS event in St. John's with John Risley. John Risley, OC, Chairman of ...
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Paul Bennett on the Rick Howe Show re P3 Schools

On May 11, 2017, AIMS author Paul W. Bennett joined the Rick Howe Show on News 95.7 FM to discuss his latest paper "Reinventing the Building of Schools." ...
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Mention of “E-Learning in K-12 Schools”

In OL Daily, Stephen Downes writes that "E-Learning in K-12 Schools" "captures some of the major problems with the approach in Atlantic Canada, especially the top-down provincially-based organization and management." ...
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