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 [...]
By MICHAEL ZWAAGSTRA (AIMS Research Fellow) The Chronicle Herald, 19 April 2018 Troy Media, 12 April 2018 Nova Scotia doesn’t have enough substitute teachers right now. In fact, the shortage is so severe that school boards are hiring people without teacher’s certificates to fill some substitute positions. In many cases, regular teachers are being forced [...]
AIMS Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Paul Bennett Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:00 - 11:30 am Halifax Central Library, Room 301 Halifax, NS Please join AIMS featuring Dr. Paul Bennett as he discusses a new approach to public education in the province to create a more effective, accountable, and responsive school system, based on the research from [...]
March 1st, 2018: Dr. Paul Bennett, author of the newest AIMS study, joined the Rick Howe Show (95.7FM) to discuss a new approach to education reform in the province.
By PAUL BENNETT (AIMS Author) Troy Media, 27 February 2018 The days are numbered for Nova Scotia’s seven English language school boards. Since the release of Avis Glaze’s Raise the Bar report, defenders of the existing order have rallied behind the status quo and claimed that eliminating ‘elected’ board members spelled the end of [...]