News releases from Education (July 1999 - March 2013) (Page 61)

Grade 6 and Grade 12 Test Results Released

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

The Department of Education has released results of Grade 6 and Grade 12 student assessments, part of the Nova Scotia government's commitment to expand and enhance testing in the province's public schools.

Officials Meet to Discuss Clare Community Concerns

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Senior officials of the Department of Education met with representatives of education groups in the Clare-Weymouth area on Monday, Dec. 4 to discuss program offerings for students and the location of a new school in the area.

Government Launches Adult Learning Initiative

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Education Minister Jane Purves launched a new initiative today that will help as many as 1,400 adult Nova Scotians get access to a high school education every year.

Commonwealth Education Ministers To Meet in Halifax

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Education ministers and officials from up to 50 Commonwealth countries are expected to attend the 14th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in Halifax, Nov. 26-30.

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

More than 8,000 Grade 9 students from nearly 100 schools across Nova Scotia are participating in Take Our Kids to Work Day on Wednesday, Nov. 1. They will be welcomed by more than 7,000 workplace sites around the province.

Public Input Needed on Special Education

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

The Nova Scotia Department of Education is seeking public input as it reviews the implementation of its special education policy.

Contracts Awarded for Seven New Schools

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Construction of seven new schools across Nova Scotia will begin immediately after the province awarded tenders today to two private contractors.

New Advisory Board on Colleges and Universities Created

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

EDUCATION--New Advisory Board on Colleges and Universities Created

Geographic Information System Initiative

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

EDUCATION--Geographic Information System Initiative

School Board Stipends Will Not Increase

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Nova Scotia school board members will not see an increase in stipends and expense payments for the next four years, Education Minister Jane Purves said today.

Active Young Readers Initiative

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Education Minister Jane Purves launched an initiative today that will give 42,000 Nova Scotia elementary school students a better start in reading.

Provincial International Literacy Day Celebrations

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

It was a day of celebration and awards as the Department of Education honoured adult learners, educators and organizations today, Sept. 8, during an International Literacy Day Awards & Recognition Ceremony in Dartmouth.

Homogenous French Education on Isle Madame Sept. 18

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

The Department of Education and the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) are making arrangements to have francophone students in Richmond County attend École Isle Madame in Arichat starting Monday, Sept.18.

Students Return to More Technology in Classrooms

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Nova Scotia students have more access than ever to information technology as they head back to class this month. All schools across the province are now connected to each other and to the world through the Internet.

Minister Announces Truro School Projects

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Education Minister Jane Purves announced plans today for a major upgrade of Truro's Alice Street Elementary School and the designation of a homogeneous French school for the same community.

CEED Wins Silver at Prestigious National Competition

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

EDUCATION CEED Wins Silver at Prestigious National Competition

Richmond Schools Reconfigured

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Richmond County's Acadian students will have a homogeneous French school early this fall, Education Minister Jane Purves announced on Friday, Aug. 18. The school will be located in the existing Isle Madame District High.

Teacher Certification Changes Announced

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

New academic and professional standards for those holding or seeking a teaching licence in Nova Scotia will take effect this fall as a result of regulations approved by the provincial cabinet.

Nova Scotia Exports Entrepreneurship Program to Sweden

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Nova Scotia is exporting its expertise in entrepreneurship education and development. Under a three-year agreement recently signed with Sweden, four Open for Business centres will be opening in two provinces in Sweden this fall. And there's the potential for 16 more to follow during the duration of the agreement.

Halifax West Renovations Announced

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Education Minister Jane Purves announced today that a major renovation project for Halifax West High School will proceed immediately. The project will quickly address air quality and structural problems in the building.