By Michael Zwaagstra (AIMS Research Fellow) Last year, Newfoundland and Labrador’s government published a roadmap to better government in the future, with the title The Way Forward. This ambitious plan outlines how the government plans to modernize the public sector, build its economy for a sustainable future, and improve educational outcomes. Earlier this year, the [...]
AIMS President Navarro-Génie joined the Sheldon MacLeod Show to discuss the latest article released on the charter school system, misconceptions regarding the system in Canada, and educational choice that can benefit Canadian parents and children alike.
RECAP: We are very grateful to all our patrons, sponsors and supporters for helping make our 2018 Chairman’s Dinner on October 22nd a bonafide success! Nearly every chair was filled at this premiere event. On behalf of the entire AIMS Team, thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. See pictures from the evening below: [...]
By Paige MacPherson (AIMS Author) Nova Scotian kids aren’t getting access to the educational choices they deserve. While students in five provinces have a diverse range of partially or fully funded school options, access to unique, independently operated schools in Nova Scotia depends on whether parents can afford it. Usually, Nova Scotian students must attend [...]
“Education isn’t one-size-fits-all. Different kids require different kinds of outreach.” Charter Schools on News 95.7
Is it time we expanded our understanding of public education in the Atlantic region? Listen to AIMS author and alumna Paige MacPherson of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation discuss the charter school model on the Sheldon MacLeod Show.
An Untapped Potential for Educational Diversity by Paige MacPherson is the latest study published by AIMS, demonstrating how a review of research on charter schools and the provincial education systems in Eastern Canada shows that such schools offer great potential to widen educational options to students of all income levels, and may be exceptionally valuable [...]
A commentary in the Telegraph-Journal referenced AIMS research on teacher accountability. Read the article here Read the AIMS research on teacher accountability here
BY Michael Zwaagstra (AIMS Research Fellow) The latest test results from the Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) reveal that Prince Edward Island students scored among the highest in the country. It is impressive, but even more so when we remember that a decade ago P.E.I. scored at the bottom of Canadian provinces. One should not read [...]
On June 13th, 2018, AIMS author Dr. Paul Bennett had an opinion piece published in the Chronicle Herald titled "Opaque site selection process for new Eastern Shore school riles residents." The article discusses the current state of education governance and accountability, outlining definite problems and possible solutions. Bennett's latest AIMS study is referenced at the end [...]