News releases from Education (July 1999 - March 2013) (Page 63)

English Language Arts Grade 6 Assessment

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

The literacy abilities of students in Grade 6 are good, but there is room for improvement. That is the conclusion of a new assessment of Nova Scotia Grade 6 students released by Education Minister Jane Purves.

Grads Gain Job Search Program

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

A new job search service for recent college and university graduates will be piloted by the Department of Education in three Nova Scotia locations this spring.

Teachers, School Staff Receive Thanks

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

School communities across Nova Scotia will be saluting teachers and school staff for their work in and out of the classroom during national Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, Feb. 13-19.

Atlantic Canada's Young Entrepreneur Awards

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

Exceptional young entrepreneurs, their teachers and mentors are in the running for Atlantic Canada's newest entrepreneurship awards. A call for nominations for the Planet Entrepreneur Awards has been issued by Nova Scotia's Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development.

Family Literacy Projects Receive Support

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

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 (July 1999 - March 2013)

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 (July 1999 - March 2013)

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 (July 1999 - March 2013)

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 (July 1999 - March 2013)

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 (July 1999 - March 2013)

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 (July 1999 - March 2013)

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 (July 1999 - March 2013)

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 (July 1999 - March 2013)

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 (July 1999 - March 2013)

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 (July 1999 - March 2013)

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 (July 1999 - March 2013)

The province has approved a new school for Whycocomagh in Inverness County.

School Board Site Choice for Richmond Academy to Stand

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

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 (July 1999 - March 2013)

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 (July 1999 - March 2013)

Following is a statement issued today by Jane Purves, Minister of Education.

Whycocomagh School Recommended; Board Decisions Stand

Education (July 1999 - March 2013)

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.