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Education - 2001
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March

March 9
Minister announces reading contest winners

March 15
Ministerial Statement - Comprehensive Early Literacy Strategy

March 22

Education - An Investment in our province's future
Reinvestment in school board budgets continues
218 teaching units added back into system
New money for school construction and renovations
School boards' utility budgets balanced
Professional development funding for teachers maintained
Busing for junior and senior high students in St. John's
$1 million for library books
New money for provincial literacy initiatives
Government implementing ministerial panel recommendations
Appendix
Ministerial Panel on Educational Delivery in the Classroom

March 27
Ministerial Statement - Skip-a-Lunch Day


April

April 11
New school for Lawn

April 12
Final phase of renovations to Fatima Academy going ahead


May

May 2
Ministerial Statement - Library week, April 29 to May 5

May 3
Focus on literacy in primary classroom proceeding as planned

May 9
IT career awareness and educational software donated to province's schools
Ministerial Statement - School construction and renovations

May 10
Ministerial Statement - School board elections

May 16
Minister gives reasons for amendments to Schools Act, 1997 (Bill 8)
Ministerial Statement - Provincial Teacher Job Fair

May 17
Atlantic Provinces Education Foundation assessment resource

May 22
Renovations and extension to Rocky Harbour school

May 29
Lester B. Pearson Scholarship winners

May 30
Minister announces literacy funding


June

June 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Early childhood development initiative news conference, June 18

June 18
$36.6 million for early childhood development initiatives


July

July 19
Minister releases June 2001 high school exam results


August

August 8
Students can look forward to new curriculum in September

August 13
Minister updates school construction projects

August 21
Minister and chair of school board announce start of construction of two new K-12 schools


September

September 5
Minister, Federation of School Councils support payment of school fees

September 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to launch province-wide reading promotion campaign

September 7
Province's youth get message on drugs and violence

September 8
New reading campaign launched

September 13
Minister expresses gratitude for efforts to assist stranded travellers

September 21
School board elections, September 25
Minister announces province’s latest scholars
Minister calls on parents to keep children in school

September 26
Minister expresses appreciation to school board trustees


October 

October 5
Minister applauds province’s teachers

October 10
New francophone school for St. John’s  - Version française
Minister comments on recent developments regarding strike

October 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, October 15, St. John's, Subject: Current status of school support workers job action
NOTE TO EDITORS: Education minister attending plastics workshop at Cowan Heights Elementary October 15

October 16
Minister encourages students to take part in National Students Against Impaired Driving Day

October 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, October 22, St. John's, Subject: Labour dispute between NAPE and school boards

October 29
Tentative agreement to end NAPE labour dispute

October 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Canada Post 2001 Literacy Award presentation, October 30, St. John's


November 

November 2
Minister celebrates Canadian Children's Book Week

November 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to participate in activities for Canadian Children's Book Week, November 7, St. John's

November 19
Minister recognizes National Child Day

November 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Atlantic provinces education ministers to launch booklets on reading literacy, December 7, Moncton - Version française


December

December 4
Minister applauds volunteers

December 7
Education minister announces new teacher recruitment policy
Atlantic Provinces Education Foundation - Atlantic provinces acquire tools to promote reading literacy - Version française

December 19
Minister announces Safe and Caring Schools Initiatives
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister attends School for the Deaf drama production, December 20

December 21
Minister reconfirms commitment to construct a new school in L'Anse au Loup

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