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What's New at Schoolhouse

LAUNCH OF researchED CANADA: Schoolhouse Director Paul W. Bennett initiated and chaired the first  Canadian researchED conference, November 10-11, 2017 at Trinity College, University of Toronto, featuring 29 leading education thinkers and teacher researchers from Britain and right across Canada. Under the leadership of Henry Bischof and the OSSTF, a second conference is planned for April 14, 2018.   

EDUCATION RESEARCH:  Our Lead Researcher produced the chapter on Nova Scotia Teacher Education in Theodore Christou, ed.,The Curriculum History of Canadian Teacher Education (New York: Routledge, 2017),. His AIMS policy research report, Reinventing the Building of Schools (May 2017), provided the first comprehensive look at the real legacy of Nova Scotia's Publiic-Private Partnership (P3) Schools and he appeared on Halifax New 95.7 to explain his findings and proposals for school capital planning reform.  

TEACHING RESEARCH INITIATIVES:  Determining What Works in the Classroom is now a major focus and Paul W. Bennett spoke at three researchED Conferences, on E-Learning at the 2016 National Conference on September 10, 2016  in London, UK, and on "Inclusion and Class Composition" at the 2016 American Conference on October 29, 2016 in Washington,DC, and November 11, 2017, in Toronto, ON.   

E-LEARNING RESEARCH: Our Founding Director has researched and written the Chapter on Digital Learning in Canada in the international Springer Handbook on Digital Learning in K-12 Schools (August 2016) and a major policy research report on E-Learning in K-12 Schools in Atlantic Canada (AIMS, May 2016).   

RAISING PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES: Schoolhouse Director Paul Bennett provided expert advice to CBC-TV's Marketplace and was featured in the April 2016 investigation of Teacher Misconduct in Canadian schools, based, in part, on his March 2014 AIMS report on the State of the Teaching Profession. As Senior Education Policy Fellow with the Northern Policy Institute between 2013 and 2017, Paul produced two major education papers on First Nations Education, Picking Up the Pieces ( September 2014) and After the Healing: Safeguarding Northern Nishnawbe High Schools (November 2016). 

Stay tuned for regular commentaries and features in The Chronicle Herald, The Guardian and Telegraph-Journal, and periodic news analysis reports for News 95.7 Halifax and the national media, including the Canadian Press, the National Post, and the Edmonton Journal. 

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