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1145 releases issued in the specified time period for Education (to March 26, 2013)

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Family Literacy Projects Receive Support

Education (to March 26, 2013)

January 27, 2000 10:10 AM

EDUCATION--Family Literacy Projects Receive Support
Ten projects promoting family literacy in communities across Nova Scotia are the first to receive grants from Nova Scotia's new Family Learning Initiative Endowment Fund.

Tentative Teachers Contract Settlement Reached

Education (to March 26, 2013)

January 17, 2000 1:03 PM

EDUCATION--Tentative Teachers Contract Settlement Reached
A tentative settlement has been reached in contract talks between the provincial government and the Nova Scotia's Teachers Union, Education Minister Jane Purves said today.

Contract for Renovations to Digby Regional High School

Education (to March 26, 2013)

December 23, 99 9:00 AM

EDUCATION--Contract for Renovations to Digby Regional High School
A contract for phase two of the Digby Regional High School renovations has been awarded to Halifax construction company Maxim 2000, allowing the project to be completed in 2000-2001.

Boundary Review Committee Announces Meeting Dates

Education (to March 26, 2013)

December 22, 99 10:30 AM

EDUCATION--Boundary Review Committee Announces Meeting Dates
Nova Scotia's task force on school board boundaries has released a consultation guide and public meeting schedule to help the public provide input into its review over the next few weeks.

Minister Appoints Boundary Review Task Force

Education (to March 26, 2013)

December 17, 99 11:45 AM

EDUCATION--Minister Appoints Boundary Review Task Force
Education Minister Jane Purves today announced appointments to a task force to review the effectiveness of Nova Scotia's school board boundaries, fulfilling a government commitment.

Nova Scotia Signs Maritime Agreement with Philippines

Education (to March 26, 2013)

November 22, 99 10:00 AM

EDUCATION--Nova Scotia Signs Maritime Agreement with Philippines
With the world's second-largest concentration of marine experts, Nova Scotia will soon begin assisting Philippine partners in enhancing the skills of thousands of seafarers in the Republic of the Philippines.

Bill, Melinda Gates Give $809,000 Gift to Libraries

Education (to March 26, 2013)

November 16, 99 12:30 PM

EDUCATION--Bill, Melinda Gates Give $809,000 Gift to Libraries
Fifty-six of Nova Scotia's public libraries will soon have more computers and increased Internet access thanks to an $809,000 gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Education Minister Jane Purves announced today. Separately, Microsoft Canada will donate software with a retail value of $327,000 to the libraries receiving grants.

Private Career College Regulations Released

Education (to March 26, 2013)

November 15, 99 12:30 PM

EDUCATION--Private Career College Regulations Released
The province has introduced new regulations to increase protection for students and support quality training at private career colleges.

Take Our Kids to Work Day Expanding

Education (to March 26, 2013)

November 2, 99 1:00 PM

EDUCATION--Take Our Kids to Work Day Expanding
There's a good chance a Grade 9 student will visit your workplace on Wednesday, Nov. 3, as a growing number of students and schools in Nova Scotia participate in Take Our Kids to Work day.

Conference to Highlight Equity, Discrimination

Education (to March 26, 2013)

October 29, 99 9:30 AM

EDUCATION--Conference to Highlight Equity, Discrimination
A prominent Canadian teacher who focuses on anti-racism education will deliver the keynote address on Thursday, Nov. 4, at a Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia conference.

Minister Seeks Advice on School Board Funding Issues

Education (to March 26, 2013)

October 27, 99 2:50 PM

EDUCATION--Minister Seeks Advice on School Board Funding Issues
With debate getting under way on her 1999-2000 budget, Education Minister Jane Purves is already seeking advice on improving funding formulas for future years. This follows through on government's commitment to examine equitable resource-sharing help for areas with declining enrolments and a long-term funding base for school boards.

New School for Whycocomagh Confirmed

Education (to March 26, 2013)

October 26, 99 1:00 PM

EDUCATION--New School for Whycocomagh Confirmed
The province has approved a new school for Whycocomagh in Inverness County.

School Board Site Choice for Richmond Academy to Stand

Education (to March 26, 2013)

October 18, 99 3:00 PM

EDUCATION--School Board Site Choice for Richmond Academy to Stand
The Strait Regional School Board's choice for building the new Richmond Academy on Whiteside Road in Louisdale will stand, Education Minister Jane Purves said today. The decision follows environmental studies that confirmed the site is suitable for school development.

Exchange Creates Opportunities

Education (to March 26, 2013)

September 24, 99 11:41 AM

EDUCATION--Exchange Creates Opportunities
New ideas, contacts and business deals are just some of the outcomes for eight young entrepreneurs as the first half of a Nova Scotia-Northern Ireland entrepreneur exchange wrapped up.

Statement Released by Education Minister Jane Purves

Education (to March 26, 2013)

September 22, 99 1:23 PM

EDUCATION--Statement Released by Education Minister Jane Purves
Following is a statement issued today by Jane Purves, Minister of Education.
Earlier today, in an interview with David Rodenhiser of The Daily News, I was asked about my past and, specifically, about past drug use. While I consider this matter to be private, given my current position of public trust, I felt an obligation to answer the questions honestly and to share this information with Nova Scotians.

Whycocomagh School Recommended; Board Decisions Stand

Education (to March 26, 2013)

September 21, 99 3:32 PM

EDUCATION--Whycocomagh School Recommended; Board Decisions Stand
Education Minister Jane Purves will seek cabinet approval for a new school for Whycocomagh. However, the Strait regional school board's decisions to transfer Whycocomagh high school students and Judique-Creignish Primary to Grade 12 students to neighbouring schools will not be overturned.

No Plans to Close Inverness Academy

Education (to March 26, 2013)

September 21, 99 3:30 PM

EDUCATION--No Plans to Close Inverness Academy
The Strait regional school board has assured Education Minister Jane Purves it supports plans to keep Inverness Academy open as long as possible.

Nova Scotia/Northern Ireland Entrepreneurs on Exchange

Education (to March 26, 2013)

September 10, 99 12:00 PM

EDUCATION--Nova Scotia/Northern Ireland Entrepreneurs on Exchange
The world of opportunities is about to expand for 10 young entrepreneurs as they participate in the Nova Scotia/Northern Ireland Exchange for Young Entrepreneurs.

Provincial International Literacy Day Celebrations

Education (to March 26, 2013)

September 8, 99 2:03 PM

EDUCATION--Provincial International Literacy Day Celebrations
The Department of Education honoured adult learners, educators and businesses today during an International Literacy Day awards and recognition ceremony in Dartmouth.

Minister Approves Recommended Site for Canning School

Education (to March 26, 2013)

September 7, 99 2:30 PM

EDUCATION--Minister Approves Recommended Site for Canning School
Education Minister Jane Purves has approved the site in Canning recommended by the Annapolis Valley regional school board for the new Kentville/Canning Middle/High School.

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