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Promoting Active Reading in Nova Scotia Classrooms

Education (to March 26, 2013)

February 27, 2002 2:44 PM

EDUCATION--Promoting Active Reading in Nova Scotia Classrooms
There's a buzz of activity in Paula Evans's Grade 1 classroom at West Chezzetcook School. In one corner, students are reading a book together. In another, they're using magnetic letters to form words and sentences. Another group is using puppets to act out the story they've just read. Still others are reading books on their own.

Promoting Active Reading in Nova Scotia Classrooms

Education (to March 26, 2013)

February 22, 2002 4:04 PM

EDUCATION--Promoting Active Reading in Nova Scotia Classrooms
There's a buzz of activity in Paula Evans's Grade 1 classroom at West Chezzetcook School. In one corner, students are reading a book together. In another, they're using magnetic letters to form words and sentences. Another group is using puppets to act out the story they've just read. Still others are reading books on their own.

Enrolment Continues Downward Trend

Education (to March 26, 2013)

February 21, 2002 8:37 AM

EDUCATION--Enrolment Continues Downward Trend
Student enrolment in Nova Scotia's public schools continues to drop. As of September 2001, there were 2,258 fewer students than in the 2000-01 school year.

Thank You to Teachers, School Staff

Education (to March 26, 2013)

February 12, 2002 3:25 PM

EDUCATION--Thank You to Teachers, School Staff
It's time to say thank you to Nova Scotia's teachers and school staff. Feb. 11-16 is National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.

Minister Supports University Students

Education (to March 26, 2013)

February 6, 2002 3:45 PM

EDUCATION--CXN--Minister Supports University Students
Nova Scotia's post-secondary students have an ally in their provincial government.

Call for Stronger Labour Market Development Agreements

Education (to March 26, 2013)

January 31, 2002 1:15 PM

EDUCATION--Call for Stronger Labour Market Development Agreements
Provincial and territorial labour market ministers today called on the federal government to improve access to skill development opportunities for all Canadians.

New Forensic Audit Information Goes to RCMP

Education (to March 26, 2013)

January 31, 2002 10:00 AM

EDUCATION--CXN--New Forensic Audit Information Goes to RCMP
New information arising from the Strait Regional School Board forensic audit is being turned over to the RCMP's Commercial Crime Section.

Literacy Pilot Project to Benefit Newborns, Their Families

Education (to March 26, 2013)

January 28, 2002 4:27 PM

EDUCATION--Literacy Pilot Project to Benefit Newborns, Their Families
Education Minister Jane Purves and author Sheree Fitch were among the dignitaries on hand to launch the Read to Me! literacy pilot program this morning at the IWK Health Centre.

Family Literacy Projects Across Nova Scotia Receive Assistance

Education (to March 26, 2013)

January 25, 2002 3:00 PM

EDUCATION--CXN--Family Literacy Projects Across Nova Scotia Receive Assistance
Twelve projects are now helping families to read and write in communities across Nova Scotia thanks to Family Learning Initiative Endowment Fund grants. Hugh Smith, president of the Halifax Youth Foundation, and Education Minister Jane Purves announced the $65,000 in funding today in recognition of National Literacy Day, Sunday, Jan. 27.

High Schools and Community College Agree to Links

Education (to March 26, 2013)

January 18, 2002 11:52 AM

EDUCATION--High Schools and Community College Agree to Links
Nova Scotia students will be getting a head start in more college programs before they leave high school.

Virtual Public Library Launched in New Glasgow

Education (to March 26, 2013)

January 17, 2002 1:13 PM

EDUCATION--Virtual Public Library Launched in New Glasgow
The launch of the Virtual Public Library in New Glasgow today pushed public library services beyond the four walls of the traditional library building to any location with an Internet connection. Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library users are among the first Nova Scotians to gain access to virtual public library services.

School Board Model Can Work, Southwest Report

Education (to March 26, 2013)

January 16, 2002 12:27 PM

EDUCATION--CXN--School Board Model Can Work, Southwest Report
The structure of the school board in southwestern Nova Scotia should remain in place with some modifications, according to a recent evaluation.

More Attention to Grammar in Nova Scotia

Education (to March 26, 2013)

January 14, 2002 10:00 AM

EDUCATION--More Attention to Grammar in Nova Scotia
Grammar, punctuation and spelling will get more attention in Nova Scotia classrooms beginning in the next school year.

New Council Announced for Students

Education (to March 26, 2013)

January 10, 2002 1:43 PM

EDUCATION--New Council Announced for Students
Nova Scotia high-school students are gaining a direct voice to government and more leadership opportunities through the new Provincial Student Education Council.

Standard Student Report Card

Education (to March 26, 2013)

January 9, 2002 11:56 AM

EDUCATION--Standard Student Report Card
A standard provincial report card on student learning is in the works for Nova Scotia's public schools.

Teacher Shortage Can be Avoided, Report

Education (to March 26, 2013)

January 8, 2002 12:00 PM

EDUCATION--Teacher Shortage Can be Avoided, Report
A new report on teacher demand and supply in Nova Scotia concludes there is time to avoid a predicted widespread teacher shortage. The Report on Teacher Demand and Supply says overall the province will have more than enough teachers until 2005-06.

Provincial Board Report Released

Education (to March 26, 2013)

December 20, 2001 10:23 AM

EDUCATION--Provincial Board Report Released
Education Minister Jane Purves today released the provincial review into financial irregularities at the Chignecto-Central and Strait Regional school boards. Greater financial control and accountability are the key themes of the report.

Student Loan Financing with RBC Royal Bank Extended

Education (to March 26, 2013)

December 14, 2001 11:11 AM

EDUCATION--Student Loan Financing with RBC Royal Bank Extended
Nova Scotia's student loan program will continue in partnership with RBC Royal Bank until July 31, 2002.

New Schools for Truro and Windsor

Education (to March 26, 2013)

December 12, 2001 9:03 AM

EDUCATION--New Schools for Truro and Windsor
The province delivered some good news today to students and teachers in two Nova Scotia communities.

Ken Meech New Interim CFO for Strait Board

Education (to March 26, 2013)

December 6, 2001 2:24 PM

EDUCATION--Ken Meech New Interim CFO for Strait Board
Ken Meech is the new interim chief financial officer (CFO) for the Strait Regional School Board. The Department of Education and board officials today announced the six-month appointment, which is effective Dec. 10.

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