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Education - 2003
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July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 2
Department appoints physical education consultant

January 21
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to accept books from APEGN, January 22

January 22
APEGN donates engineering and geoscience history book to schools

January 24
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to participate in events for Family Literacy Day, Monday, January 27, St. Johnís and Arnoldís Cove
Minister updates strategic literacy plan

January 28
Government releases study on hours of work for school support staff

January 31
Department of Education calling for proposals to pilot new ABE program

February

February 13
NOTE TO EDITORS - Education Minister to participate in two events in central Newfoundland, February 14

February 14
Education Minister presents GED award
Minister announces Safe and Caring Schools Provincial Action Plan
Anti-violence book being supplied to primary schools
Department of Education, Memorial University hosting education forum

February 26
Tender awarded for Holy Trinity High extension

February 28
NOTE TO EDITORS - Education Minister to attend Education Week opening ceremonies, Corner Brook, March 3

March

March 3
Minister celebrates Education Week 2003

March 6
Education leaders reject market groupís flawed education report
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to announce the winners of this year's For the Love of Reading Challenge, Kingsís Cove, March 7

March 7
Education Minister announces results in For the Love of Reading Challenge

March 19
Minister pleased with Throne Speech focus on education

March 20
2002 high school graduates earn higher marks at MUN

March 27
Government to retain 218 teachers
Government reinvests savings in school system
Government commits $5 million to federal-provincial Broadband project through Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation
Government continues to invest in school capital construction, maintenance and repairs
$2.5 million allocated to address support staff services in school system
$6.2 million allocated for development of curriculum
Government allocates $1 million for new library books
$1.8 million announced for Community Access Program

April

April 9
Ministerial Statement - International Baccalaureate

May

May 6
Ministerial Statement - Canadian Student Leadership Conference

May 9
Minister congratulates young mathematicians
Summer Active 2003 launched
Province launches first annual CAP Day

May 14
Education Minister announces library contest winners

May 16
Early Childhood Literacy Grants Announced
Minister announces winner of Lester B. Pearson Scholarship

May 20
Minister congratulates recipients of Prime Ministerís Awards
for Teaching Excellence

June

June 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and Minister to announce broadband infrastructure funding, St. Johnís, June 20
- Version franÁaise

June 20
Government of Canada and Government of Newfoundland and Labrador partner to fund broadband access to rural and remote schools and communities - Version franÁaise

June 25
Supplementary exams to be held this summer

June 27
"Read and Succeed" campaign a great success in the province

July

July 9
New resource for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

July 15
International Baccalaureate Scholarship winners announced
Minister to join officials from Rogers Cable to launch the Rogers School Supply Drive, St. John's, July 16

July 21
High school results yield a total pass rate of 89 per cent

July 22
Education Minister announces funding for adult literacy centres

August

August 4
ABE Level I pilot sites announced

September

September 3
International Adult Learnersí Week

September 5
Minister applauds tentative agreement to end NAPE labour dispute
Minister announces scholarship winners
Learning Disabilities Association receives funding

September 11
Opposition policy would result in fewer teachers, says Minister

September 18
Minister announces elimination of school fees

September 23
A strong focus on adult literacy
Minister comments on busing issues

October

October 3
World Teachersí Day, October 5

October 8
On-line tutoring announced

October 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Atlantic Region Workplace/Workforce Institute, St. John's, October 17-18
Province to host workplace literacy institute

November

November 13
Education minister releases 2003-04 enrolment figures

November 20
Ministers celebrate National Child Day, November 20

November 21
Education Minister opens new school in Lawn

November 22
Governments participate in groundbreaking ceremony for Francophone school and community centre in St. John's - Version franÁaise

November 26
Minister commends Community Services Council study on impact of fees and fundraising in education system

November 27
Department of Education, Aliant Telecom win national award for public-private partnering

December 

December 8
Provincial student assessments show improvement

December 15
Ministers announce task force on OxyContin
Contract awarded for Northshore Elementary school project


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