News releases from Education (July 1999 - March 2013) (Page 62)

Graham Creighton Renovations Announced

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Education Minister Jane Purves has announced a major renovation project for Graham Creighton Junior High in Cherry Brook. The project will ensure students are back in class at the school in the fall of 2001.

Student Loan Financing Deal Extended

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Nova Scotia's student assistance program will continue in partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada for the next eight months, Education Minister Jane Purves announced today.

Special Education Implementation to be Reviewed

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Education Minister Jane Purves has launched a process to review the implementation of Nova Scotia's special education policy as promised earlier this spring.

Literacy Projects Receive Assistance

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Eleven Nova Scotia family literacy projects are the most recent beneficiaries of the Family Learning Initiative Endowment Fund.

Southwest Pilot Projects Appointments

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

An innovative education pilot project in the southwest region is going forward following proclamation this week of amendments to the Education Act.

Gates Computers Now in Libraries

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Nova Scotia public libraries are celebrating the completion of a project to install 114 new computers in 56 locations across the province, thanks to a grant provided earlier this year by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

New Plan for School Construction

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

The Nova Scotia government announced today its new plan for school construction. It will deliver 17 new schools over the next four years, without public-private partnerships or P3.

New Canadian History Requirement for High School

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Education Minister Jane Purves is planning to make Canadian History a mandatory course for high school graduation. This change will help to ensure that all students leave school with a sense of their history and heritage.

National Science Test Results

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Nova Scotia students have performed as well overall as their counterparts across Canada on national science assessments, according to results released today by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada.

Nova Scotia WorkinfoNET

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Nova Scotia has launched a comprehensive website aimed at providing the province's labour force with timely and accurate information about work.

Entrepreneurship Awards Honour Young Atlantic Canadians

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

EDUCATION Entrepreneurship Awards Honour Young Atlantic Canadians

Solution Protects School Programs, Avoids Layoffs

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Government and school board officials have reached a working agreement that will protect classroom priorities -- and avoid layoffs for teachers. The agreement -- funded from within existing budget envelopes -- includes debt-relief for school boards, administrative reductions, and assistance to address other board pressures.

Finalists Named for Entrepreneurship Awards

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Twenty-two finalists have been chosen for Atlantic Canada's newest entrepreneurship awards, the Planet Entrepreneur Awards.

Education Act Amendments Improve Accountability

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

A new pilot project -- designed to increase school board accountability and give communities a greater voice in classroom issues -- is part of a series of Education Act amendments introduced in the House of Assembly today.

NSTU Rejects Request to Avoid Teacher Lay-offs

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union has rejected a request from the government to extend the deadline for issuing teacher lay-off notices.

Teacher Options Mean No Layoffs

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

School boards now have options within their budgets that should prevent layoffs for teachers, and ensure a reduction of no more than 400 teaching positions provincewide.

Information Rights Week, April 3-10

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Kathleen Williams serves a media-savvy public, but when it comes to the Internet, this reference librarian says the technology often speaks louder than the content.

Young Entrepreneurs and Supporters to Come to Halifax

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Halifax is the host city for what promises to be one of the largest entrepreneurship information and networking events in North America.

Province Welcomes Renowned Reading Expert

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

The founder of Reading Recovery, an internationally renowned program to help correct reading problems in young children, is in Halifax this week to meet with teachers and educational officials.

Minister Releases School Board Boundary Review Report

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Education Minister Jane Purves has released the report of the Task Force on the Review of Nova Scotia School Board Boundaries.