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Education and Culture Minister John MacEachern marked World
Teacher's Day by applauding the province's more than 10,000

"Nova Scotia's teacher's are working very hard in difficult
times," said Mr. MacEachern. "In short, we must continue to find
ways to support what goes on in the classroom." For example, the
minister plans to introduce a new education bill into the House
of Assembly this fall which focuses on supporting teachers and

Mr. MacEachern praised teachers for their commitment to
excellence in education and to the students of the province. The
minister also noted the impact teachers have on society and on
the province's future.

"Teachers are preparing our young people for the future by giving
them the skills and encouragement to achieve their full
potential," said Mr. MacEachern. "By sharing their knowledge and
sharing themselves, teachers are preparing students for personal
success and satisfaction."

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed today, Oct. 5 World Teacher's
Day to recognize the contribution educators make to society.


Contact: Donna MacDonald

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