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Education - 2005
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January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 14
Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training - Atlantic ministers of education and training reaffirm commitment to work with federal government      (Version française)

January 19
Minister announces appointments to MUN Board of Regents

January 26
Minister celebrates Family Literacy Day

February

February 8
Ministerial Council on Early Childhood Learning established

February 14
Minister celebrates Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

February 17
Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training meet with the Atlantic federal
caucuses             (Version française)

February 22
Maintaining services key to Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority review process

March

March 7
Minister celebrates Education Week

March 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: News Conference, Subject: Funding for school capital maintenance and repairs
Government announces major maintenance commitment for schools

March 15
Government reaffirms commitment to tuition freeze

March 21
Fine arts and culture strategy key feature in curriculum

Making school busing safe and secure
Budget 2005 strengthens education cornerstones
Sound principles guide post-secondary and continuing education investments
Budget 2005 builds on infrastructure commitments

April

April 11
Ministerial Statement - Grade 9 Handbook

April 13
Ministerial Statement - Electronic waste in schools

April 26
Minister declares Provincial French Education Day    (Version française)

April 27
Ministerial Statement - Grand Opening of the Landmark Graphics Visualization Labratory at Memorial University

April 29
Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador take part in official opening of Centre Scolaire et Communautaire des Grands-vents     (Version française)

May

May 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, May 4. Subject: Official launch of new Web site

May 4
Apprenticeship Web site launched

May 11
New literacy award program announced

May 25
Director of education appointed to Labrador Board

May 31
More than $2.5 million to be spent on major repairs to school building envelopes

June

June 9
Minister releases Indicators 2005 - A Report on Schools

June 13
Bishop’s Falls update

June 17
Investments in Provincial Student Loan Program announced

Minister repeats message that government favours a K-12 system in Bishop’s Falls

June 22
Minister congratulates winners of International Robotics competition

June 27
Safety will improve with reduction in maximum age of school buses: Minister

July

July 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: New policies to be revealed for public post-secondary education

July 7
Commitments being kept to strengthen public post-secondary education

July 15
High school students continue to improve in public exams

August

August 12
Stephenville learner wins Council of the Federation Literacy Award

August 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Newfoundland and Labrador School Boards Association news conference

August 25
Newfoundland and Labrador School Boards Association - Their future is in your hands - New campaign targets school board elections

August 30
Get on board, ministers urge potential school trustees

September

September 2
Progress report on school building improvements

September 6
Reminder to public to pay attention to students travelling to school

September 13
Adult learners encouraged to take advantage of educational opportunities

September 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, September 15. Subject: Rural broadband infrastructure   (Version française)

September 15
Agreement brings broadband access to rural and remote schools and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador

September 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to officially open National School Run Day

September 19
Physical education programming in better shape with new equipment

September 22
Province to host first Healthy Schools Student Summit

Minister of Education listening to views of school board candidates

September 28
Government to review school trustee election outcome

September 30
New direction taken in College of the North Atlantic’s leadership

October

October 3
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister in Quebec City for the Council of Ministers of Education meeting

October 6
Minister to encourage cooperation on educational issues across Canada

Friday, October 7 to be proclaimed Sport and Physical Education Day

October 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity - Minister to join school children in sporting activities

October 17
Alliance for the Control of Tobacco - New youth smoking prevention mass media campaign launched

October 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to visit Brigus Public Library, October 19

October 21
Applications for Early Childhood Learning Grants now available

October 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to meet with Labrador School Board

October 31
Canada Career Week: Seek Change – Find Direction

November

November 1
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador awards scholarships to 201 students

November 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Education minister to meet with federal ministers

November 10
Second International Education Week in Canada

November 23
Ministerial Statement - Project to raise awareness of skilled trades as a career choice

November 24
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to make announcement concerning school funding

Minister announces approval for Leary’s Brook extension

November 28
Phase I of Herdman Collegiate tendered

November 30
Ministerial Statement - National Dialogue on Higher Education

December

December 21
Minister seeks full analysis on future role of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

 


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