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Recent News

Nova Scotia has hired Avis Glaze, an internationally recognized expert, to review its education administrative model October 2017

Nova Scotia hires Avis to conduct education system reviewThe review will look at how Nova Scotia public schools are administered, including elected school boards and their central office administration, along with administration at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Ms. Glaze has extensive experience in system and school improvement having worked with educators in almost 50 countries. She has also been a classroom teacher, special education teacher, guidance counsellor, administrator and a faculty of education professor.

Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development says this review is about ensuring our system is working as well as it can for the maximum benefit of our students. Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development says this review is about ensuring our system is working as well as it can for the maximum benefit of our students. … read full article

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Recent appointment as International Associate Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change University of Glasgow, Scotland.  May 2017

Dr. Avis GlazeDr Glaze is one of Canada’s outstanding educators and a recognized international leader in education. Roderick Benns’ new publication ‘The Children Cannot Wait – A biography of Avis Glaze’ provides a guide to promoting action in improving educational outcomes in your classroom, school, district or department of education while following the career of Avis Glaze. From classroom teacher to Superintendent of Schools and Director of Education, this award-winning educator has experience at all levels of the school system.

Avis’ international contributions were, once again, recognized when she received the Robert Owen Award, the first of its kind offered in Scotland. She was also invited to Norway by Queen Sonya to address the issue of how schools can build better societies. Most recently, she was appointed as one of the International Education Advisers to help overhaul the Scottish education system, focussing on the government priorities of closing the attainment gap, achieving equity and system reform.  Click here for Full Article …

Halifax Chronicle Herald: Nova Scotia hires consultant to examine governance of school system

CBC News Nova Scotia: Just-hired consultant has weeks to review education administration

International Associate Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change University of Glasgow, Scotland.  May 2017

International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA) – February 27 & 29, 2017

Pedagogy, leadership and collaboration key to successful reform.
Scotland should prioritise three areas for action as it takes forward reforms to make its education system
world class, the International Council of Education Advisers has told ministers.The council conducted
two days of discussion around its three main themes – what works educationally  … more

International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA)
Minutes of meeting: 31 August – 1 September 2016 (Bute House and Holy Rood RC Secondary School)

Delta Optimist:  Tsawwassen Educator Lends Expertise to Scotland

Scotland names Dr. Avis Glaze as International Education Adviser

Avis recently received the Robert Owen award from Mr. Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning in Scotland

Avis honoured by her alma mater, the University of Toronto (PDF)

Leave No One Behind – Avis Glaze fights for the kids who struggle in class (article)

Jamaica-born educator hired to improve teaching in Bermuda (article)

Educator Avis Glaze has a wealth of experience around the world (article)

New Zealand Education Gazette – No throw-away kids (article)

Avis featured in the New Zealand Education Gazette

Avis appointed to education advisory panel in New Zealand

This Year’s Recipient of the Character Champion Award is Dr. Avis Glaze

Avis Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education

Nipissing Talkspot 11 – Honorary Degree Recipients

‘Educate Children’s Hearts’ – Published in TESS on 12 December, 2008

‘Big Stick’ Approach Not One to be Encouraged – Published in TESS on 27 June, 2008

Education Leader and School Principal Awarded for their Contributions to Public Education