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January 5
Students to enter new school in Rigolet

January 6
Minister comments on remarks from NLTA President

January 8
Nine school groups receive funding under Intra-Provincial Exchange Program

January 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, January 14, St. John's  Subject:  Public post-secondary education

January 14
Premier, Education Minister increase operating grants for Memorial University, College of the North Atlantic


February 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Awards ceremony for winners of Science and Technology Essay Competition, February 18
Winners in Science and Technology Essay Competition announced

February 24
National  report on public expectations for post-secondary education issued


March 10
Newfoundland and Labrador students score above Canadian average in reading and writing tests

March 19
Ministerial Statement - Labrador West Mining Centre of Excellence at College of the North Atlantic

March 22
Minister announces teacher allocations for 1999/2000 school year
$500,000 announced for literacy strategy
Budget Highlights 1999/2000 Department of Education post-secondary system
Funding for renovations and Upgrades at College of the North Atlantic
Budget Highlights 1999/2000 Department of Education K-12 system

March 23
Ministerial Statement - Skip-A-Lunch program

March 26
Ministerial Statement - Regional economic development in the schools


April 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, April 15 

April 15
Minister comments on Avalon East School Board's decisions

April 27
Accreditation of information technology programs key focus for government and industry

April 30
Ministerial Statement - Establishment of 15 community access sites


May 11
Ministerial Statement - CareerSearch

May 14
Ministerial Statement - School construction and renovation plans


June 17
School board by-elections announced

June 18
Province accessing its share of funds for French language instruction

June 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, June 23, St. John's
Minister announces additional teacher allocations

June 29
Minister addresses student assistant support

June 30
Minister releases Warren Report


July 29
June 1999 High School Test Results released
Department of Education's commitment to children with special needs

July 30
Newfoundland outperforms all provinces in National Schools Competition


August 11
1999 Provincial Government Scholarship Winners

August 17
New college president and governors announced

August 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, August 19, St. John's Subject: Establishment of Ministerial Panel on Delivery of Education in the Classroom
Ministerial Panel announced on delivery of education in classroom


September 1
School boards to continue to keep savings from school closures

September 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, September 3, St. John's Subject: Busing in St. John's
St. John's K-6 students to receive free busing

September 10
Millennium Scholarships available for post-secondary students

September 12
Busing for Chalker Place

September 20
Students with special needs better resourced than ever before

September 23
Minister responds to Opposition leader's allegations

September 24
Province provides funding to youth groups
Department to adhere to bussing policy

September 30
CMEC Meeting - Education ministers set priorities for joint action and call for restoration of CHST


October 6
Rabbittown has support of province

October 19
Minister comments on closure of Avalon Professional Driver Training Institute

October 20
Department finalizing Literacy Plan

October 22
New entrepreneurship/enterprise education materials launched for Atlantic Canadian students

October 29
Avalon Driver Training Institute closing permanently:   Students' programs will not be affected
Minister announces school board by-elections
Minister responds to decisions of Avalon East School Board


November 10
Tutoring for Tuition program

November 19
Ministerial Statement - Access and quality in post-secondary education

November 22
Ministerial Statement - Update on Ministerial Panel on Educational Delivery in the Classroom

November 26
Ministerial Statement - Grants for youth organizations


December 1
Ministerial Statement - Grants from Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for Public Libraries

December 2
Ministerial Statement - Memorial University's Opportunity Fund

December 14
Ministerial Statement - Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

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