EDUCATION REVIEWS AND FORECASTS: Our Education Year 2014 annual Report Cards on Canadian K-12 education and Nova Scotia education attracted the attention of The Globe and Mail Education editor and appeared in The Chronicle Herald. The 2015 Education Forecasttook a close look at the "lofty Ed Tech Babble" and its actual impact upon the classroom.
SCHOOLHOUSE IN THE NEWS - Schoolhouse Director Paul W. Bennett's major Northern Policy Institute report (September 2014), entitled "Picking Up the Pieces" and co-authored with Dr. Jonathan Anuik, proposed a Community-School alternative to the abandoned First Nations Education Act framework, generating favourable press and opinion columns in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Halifax, and all over Northern Ontario.
RAISING PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES: Paul W. Bennett and Karen Mitchell's AIMS research report (March 2014), "Maintaining Spotless Records," generated a major public policy debate in Atlantic Canada on the matter of Professional Teaching Standards, Conduct and Professionalism. It followed a CBC Nova Scotia investigative story documenting how Nova Scotia teachers were securing hefty salary upgrades taking online "bird courses" at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
RECOGNITION FOR SCHOOL REFORM INITIATIVES: Toronto Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente paid tribute on June 28,2014 to Paul W. Bennett's research and insights on"The Brave New World of 21st Century Learning." Progress Magazine recognized Paul W. Bennett in the Spring of 2013 for his passionate, determined committment to education reform.