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January 19
Annual re-application not required for many special needs students

January 26
Department has not cancelled Criterion Reference Testing


February 2
Minister says air quality issues are being addressed
Minister on side with post-secondary students

February 18
Tender awarded for Belanger Memorial School


March 1
Report of Ministerial on Delivery of Education Panel delayed

March 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to hold news conference,  March 3, St. John's
Government announces $1 million for provincial libraries
Education Week, March 5-11

March 7
New industrial training office in Burin
$10,000 for Skills Canada

March 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, March 8, St. John's, Subject: Funding for school boards
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, March 9, St. John's, Subject: School Children’s Food Foundation
Additional funding for school boards

March 9
Funding announced for School Meal Programs

March 10
Newfoundland Student Loans Program will be uninterrupted

March 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, March 15, Subject: Funding for the College of the North Atlantic, Media Centre

March 15
Funding for College of  North Atlantic Health Sciences Programs

March 21
Ministerial Statement - Funding for graphing technology in senior high schools

March 22
Significant investment in post-secondary education
Government adding back in excess of 300 teachers in September 2000
School board grant budgets maintained - despite enrolment decline and school closures
New money for infrastructure - air quality, roofs, windows
$1.5 million for Language Arts, Math, Religious Education
$1 million for course in Newfoundland and Labrador history
Additional funding for professional development
$725,000 investment in graphing technology for senior high schools
Funding for school meal programs
$1 million for provincial libraries
$6.5 million for College of the North Atlantic Health Sciences Programs

March 23
Ministerial Statement - Skip-a-lunch day

March 28
Ministerial Statement - Additional $25,000 for Big Brothers/Big Sisters


April 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, April 5, St. John's Subject: Ministerial Panel on Delivery of Education in Classroom
Ministerial Panel on Delivery of  Education in the Classroom report released
Ministerial Statement - Ministerial panel report released

April 10
Ministerial Statement - Read-In 2000 and Library Week 2000


May 9
Ministerial Statement - Community access centres

May 11
Minister announces Lester B. Pearson Scholarship winner
Ministerial Statement - Tutoring for Tuition

May 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, May 17, Subject: Development of cutting-edge technology
Government, industry launch Curriculum Information System

May 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, May 18, Subject: Strategic Literacy Plan
Government releases strategic Literacy Plan Honourary chair appointed for Literacy Endowment Fund

May 23
New entrepreneurship resource launched for students


June 2
National test results for Newfoundland and Labrador science students


July 19
Minister releases June 2000 high school exam results

July 28
Minister announces scholarship winners


August 1
Minister announces student loan agreement

August 25
Minister disappointed with board’s approach

August 28
New chair and governors appointed to college board of governors

August 31
Student Aid hours extended


September 1
Premier appoints acting Minister of Education

September 7
Minister celebrates International Literacy Day

September 8
Department launches contest for International Literacy Day
Department clarifies information on air quality at St. Thomas of Villanova

September 11
Atlantic Provinces Education Foundation - Publication of specific learning outcomes for mathematics - Version française

September 20
School fees - what parents should know


October 3
Minister announces literacy funding

October 4
World Teachers’ Day, October 5

October 5
Atlantic Provinces Education Foundation: Atlantic Ministers of Education focus on reading literacy - Version française

October 13
Testing program announced for this school year

October 16
Minister proclaims National Students Against Impaired Driving Day


November 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, November 22, St. John's, Subject: School to be awarded national accreditation of an IT program

November 22
Minister congratulates local IT school: First private college program in country to receive national accreditation

November 23
Commonwealth education ministers attend workshop, November 23-25, St. John's


December 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, December 12, St. John's, Subject: Marine transportation programs

December 12
Funding announced to increase intake of students in Marine Engineering and Nautical Science programs

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