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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.

Nova Scotia Students Perform Well Internationally

Education (to March 26, 2013)

December 4, 2001 1:00 PM

EDUCATION--Nova Scotia Students Perform Well Internationally
Students in Canada and Nova Scotia performed well in their first international tests in reading, mathematics and science. Nova Scotia is the overall leader in the Atlantic provinces and scored well ahead of such countries as the United States, Germany, Iceland and Spain.

Public Input Welcome in Southwest Pilot Evaluation

Education (to March 26, 2013)

November 20, 2001 11:00 AM

EDUCATION--Public Input Welcome in Southwest Pilot Evaluation
The team evaluating the Southwest school board pilot project is looking for public input. Public meetings are being held in December, and written submissions are also welcome.

CFO to be Appointed to Strait School Board

Education (to March 26, 2013)

November 14, 2001 2:00 PM

EDUCATION--CFO to be Appointed to Strait School Board
Department of Education and the Strait Regional School Board will appoint an interim chief financial officer as soon as possible. The chief financial officer will report to the school board and will disclose all financial operations to both the board and the department. The decision follows the discovery of irregular financial payments earlier this month.

GIS Used in Geography Classes

Education (to March 26, 2013)

November 14, 2001 1:38 PM

EDUCATION--GIS Used in Geography Classes
Geography classes in Nova Scotia have gone high-tech, with students using computers and data from geographic information systems to study population trends, climate change, acid rain and many other topics. The partnership that brings this technology into classrooms was marked at a celebration today, World GIS Day.

2001 Workplace Education Practitioner Institute

Education (to March 26, 2013)

November 9, 2001 3:34 PM

EDUCATION--2001 Workplace Education Practitioner Institute
More than 40 Partnership Appreciation Awards were presented today, Nov. 9, at the 2001 Workplace Education Practitioner Institute held at White Point Beach Lodge, in Queens County.

Minister Recognizes Canadian History Students

Education (to March 26, 2013)

November 9, 2001 9:40 AM

EDUCATION--Minister Recognizes Canadian History Students
Students and staff at Auburn Drive High School in Dartmouth are getting a certificate of recognition for their participation in the new Grade 11 Canadian history pilot.

Cosmetology Legislation to Improve Safety

Education (to March 26, 2013)

November 9, 2001 9:24 AM

EDUCATION--Cosmetology Legislation to Improve Safety
Legislation was introduced today to help improve the regulation and safety of Nova Scotia's cosmetology industry.

First Provincial Education Mission to Net $22 Million

Education (to March 26, 2013)

November 8, 2001 3:07 PM

EDUCATION--First Provincial Education Mission to Net $22 Million
Five universities and the Nova Scotia Community College will take part in the first provincial higher-education mission to Mexico. The mission, scheduled for Nov. 10-20, is expected to have an economic impact of more than $22 million for Nova Scotia.

Forensic Audit of Strait Board Ordered

Education (to March 26, 2013)

November 8, 2001 12:50 PM

EDUCATION--Forensic Audit of Strait Board Ordered
Education Minister Jane Purves and the Strait Regional School Board stepped up the investigation into the board's financial affairs by ordering a forensic audit.

Students Go to Work with Parents

Education (to March 26, 2013)

November 6, 2001 2:25 AM

EDUCATION--Students Go to Work with Parents
The average age in Nova Scotia's workplaces will be slightly lower on Wednesday, Nov. 7. About 6,000 Grade 9 students from more than 80 schools are going to work that day for Take Our Kids to Work Day.

Superintendent Contracts Made Public

Education (to March 26, 2013)

November 2, 2001 10:00 AM

EDUCATION--Superintendent Contracts Made Public
Education Minister Jane Purves today made public the employment contracts for school board superintendents and announced the process for a detailed review.

Southwest Pilot Evaluation Team Appointed

Education (to March 26, 2013)

October 30, 2001 12:00 PM

EDUCATION--Southwest Pilot Evaluation Team Appointed
Education Minister Jane Purves today announced the three members of the team of education professionals that will conduct an evaluation of the school board pilot project in southwestern Nova Scotia.

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