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March 13, 2017

Brandon School Division uses OurSCHOOL student data to guide district improvement planning.

Learn how the OurSCHOOL Survey is being used to guide specific school improvement initiatives. Our educational researchers, implementation specialists and...
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February 7, 2017

Lynbrook Primary School: Using Early Years Evaluation to guide teaching, target instruction and monitor progress.

Find out how the Direct Assessment is being used to identify the development skills of children as they prepare for...
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May 20, 2016

Dr Willms interviews with Global News. ‘New Brunswick literacy expert calls for more training to teach children how to read’

On 18 May 2016 Dr. Willms was honored to be a keynote speaker at the Canadian Association of Principals Conference, in...
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October 9, 2015

The Learning Bar co-founder assumes Presidency of International education research organization

(Oct. 9, 2015, Fredericton, New Brunswick) Dr. Douglas Willms of Fredericton, New Brunswick, an internationally renowned researcher on systems to...
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October 28, 2014

Raising The Bar Video Series: “Mental Health”

Each video in the Raising the Bar video series covers a topic relevant to school improvement and is presented from...
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September 4, 2014

OurSCHOOL: Engaging your school community

The OurSCHOOL brand is an accurate representation of TLB’s values, including our dedication to the successful implementation of our tools...
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September 1, 2014

Early Years Evaluation (EYE) Now Part of The Learning Bar

Sister companies The Learning Bar (TLB) and KSI Research International (KSI) share more than CEO Dr. J. Douglas Willms; both...
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May 9, 2014

Raising The Bar Video Series: “Bullying & School Safety”

Each video in the Raising the Bar video series covers a topic relevant to school improvement and is presented from...
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March 14, 2014

Raising The Bar Video Series: “Parental Involvement”

Each video in the Raising the Bar video series covers a topic relevant to school improvement and is presented from...
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February 28, 2014

Raising The Bar Video Series: “School Completion”

Each video in the Raising the Bar video series covers a topic relevant to school improvement and is presented from...
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November 1, 2013

Raising The Bar Video Series: “Intellectual Engagement”

Each video in the Raising the Bar video series covers a topic relevant to school improvement and is presented from...
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June 25, 2012

School Completion Report

Act before it’s too late! Don’t wait until your students have dropped out. Our new School Completion Report is available...
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August 15, 2011

Doug Willms Interview: Ontario Ministry of Education

Download PDF: Ontario Ministry of Education: In Conversation - Interview with Doug Willms
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May 5, 2011

What grade 4 & 5 students can do with their data

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November 25, 2010

The Learning Bar Cofounder Awarded Canada Research Chair

TLB's cofounder J. Douglas Willms awarded Canada Research Chair in Literacy and Human Development at the University of New Brunswick...
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October 23, 2009

Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award

The Learning Bar is announced as the winner of the 2009 Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Small Business Excellence Award 23...
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June 3, 2009

Dr. J. Douglas Willms Elected to U.S. National Academy of Education

Dr. J. Douglas Willms, President of The Learning Bar Inc., was recently elected to the prestigious U.S. National Academy of...
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February 10, 2009

Value-Added Models in Education: J. Douglas Willms

The Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy (CRISP) is pleased to announce that a new policy brief entitled "Value-Added Models...
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January 23, 2009

The Learning Bar’s One-Click Report on Student Surveys for Schools and Districts

23 Jan 09 - The Learning Bar's One-Click Report on student surveys consists of a PDF that gets downloaded to your computer for easy...
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January 13, 2009

Extract from Perception: Fall 2008

Extract from Perception: Fall 2008. An Interview: with James Hughes, New Brunswick's Deputy Minister of Social Development by Patrick Flanagan....
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December 18, 2008

Harvard Education Letter Nov / Dec 08 – Schools Survey Their Students–And Grapple With The Results by Laura Pappano

Harvard Education Letter Nov / Dec 08 - Schools Survey Their Students--And Grapple With The Results by Laura Pappano Click...
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August 9, 2007

Dr. Douglas Willms elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Education (IAE)

Douglas Willms, Professor and Director of the Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy at the University of New Brunswick (UNB),...
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