10/30/2014 04:00 EDT | Updated 12/29/2014 05:59 EST

Findings of panel review of Nova Scotia education system to be released

HALIFAX - A panel reviewing Nova Scotia's education system is expected to release its findings today.

The panel led by former lieutenant governor and teacher Myra Freeman, is expected to include short- and long-term changes to the education system in its recommendations.

It is the first time in 25 years that Nova Scotia has conducted such a review.

Education Minister Karen Casey has seen the report but she isn't revealing details.

However, Casey says there's been enough tinkering with the system over the years and she hopes a significant plan of action emerges.

The panel's report is the result of online surveys and in-person consultations.