Evaluating Virtual Schooling

The purpose of this project was to inform policy makers about virtual learning programs in Canada. The project established a set of indicators by which outcomes of virtual learning can be compared with those of traditional learning in the same jurisdic …

Schools that Make a Difference: A Canadian Secondary Schools Study

The goal of this project was to assess what specific attributes were common to schools that were shown to be particularly effective in serving low socioeconomic status (SES) neighbourhoods. School report cards produced by the Fraser Institute indicate …

Internship: Student Assessment in Canada

The purpose of this internship was to inform debate over the value of standardized testing. The project examined the means and the purposes of gathering academic assessment materials. The concluding report favours the use of standardized student assess …

Internship: Tracking Charter School Rejections

The purpose of this internship was to inform debate about the state of access to charter school education in Canada. At the time of the study, Alberta was the only Canadian province that permitted the establishment of Charter Schools – publicly funded …

Internship: Teacher Union Reform

The purpose of this project was to inform debate over teacher union reform by examining the American TURN (Teacher Union Reform Network) program. TURN’s mission is to engage union members and leaders in restructuring teachers’ unions so that they focus …

Internship: Early Childhood Intervention for At-Risk Children

The purpose of this project was to conduct a literature review on the existing international research and policy papers related to pre-school intervention programs directed at at-risk children. This foundational research became the basis of a later pro …

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