Administrative ReviewRaise the Bar and education system change

  • Government asked Dr. Avis Glaze, a world-renowned education consultant, to do a review of the province’s education administrative system.
  • The review looked at how public schools are administrated, including elected school boards and their central office administration, and administration at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
  • Dr. Glaze met with more than 500 stakeholders during 91 consultations across the province.
  • Another 1,500 people responded to an online survey on the issues.
  • A complete list of individuals and groups that Dr. Glaze consulted with can be found in Appendix A of the Raise the Bar report, available at
  • Dr. Glaze based her recommendations for what will work best in Nova Scotia on her review of the current system, input from more than 500 stakeholders she met with and 1,500 people who completed an online survey, and her extensive experience.
  • Our changes will shift resources (including staff and funding) from administration into classrooms to support students, and give parents and teachers a greater voice about priorities for their school.
  • As an example, our changes will move math and literacy specialists out of offices and into classrooms to provide teachers and students more support.