Education - 2006

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


January 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Education minister to address Atlantic School Boards Conference
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to celebrate Family Literacy Day
Adult Basic Education and literacy remain priorities for minister and the Department of Education


February 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Council of Atlantic Ministers' of Education and Training

February 10
Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training reaffirm their commitment to advance post-secondary education issues

February 21
Minister reports on progress of Cultural Connections strategy

February 23
Brad Gushue goes for the Gold: Students watch history in the making

Newfoundland and Labrador well represented at National Stakeholder Summit on Postsecondary Education and Skills


March 2
March proclaimed Youth Science Month

March 6
Celebrate and Participate: Education Week 2006

March 9
Agreement reached with the province’s teachers
Ministers of education follow up on National Post-secondary Education and Skills Development Summit       (Version française)
Ministers of Education renew their commitment to Aboriginal education       (Version française)

March 16
Needs of adult basic education students in Deer Lake to be addressed

March 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address issues of importance to province’s teachers and education system, March 21

March 21
New initiatives aimed at reducing teacher workload

March 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to hold news conference

Government partners with industry to address demand for skilled labour
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to announce funding for K-12 system, March 24

March 24
Technology education gets a big boost

NOTE TO EDITORS: Launch of provincial innovation blueprint

March 27
New strategy designed to build culture of innovation in province

March 30
The Right Choices: Investing in Education

The Right Choices: Reducing Poverty; Increasing Self-Reliance


April 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Post-secondary education student assistance

New bursaries will improve access to post-secondary education for Newfoundland students in greatest need
Ministerial Statement - New Visiting Artists Program
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister opens inaugural Arts Work Conference

April 6
NOTE TO EDITORS - News Conference,  Subject - College of the North Atlantic

April 7
Government invests in College of the North Atlantic; Minister announces funding for expanded programs and faculty

April 13
New apprenticeship board appointed

April 25
Provincial French Education Day

April 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Council


May 2
Ministerial Statement - Stephenville Primary School receives $150,000 from Indigo Books

May 5
Minister to announce investments in infrastructure for Baie Verte Peninsula

May 8
Education announcements made for Baie Verte Peninsula

May 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to hold news conference

May 12
Public libraries receive new funding

May 30
School fees information outlined in brochure

Minister attends international meetings on Education


June 6
Minister announces increased access to Adult Basic Education

June 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to make announcement regarding Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

June 12
$1 million extension approved for Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

Team Gushue School Tour starts Monday

June 15
Delegates attend national forum on literacy
NOTE TO EDITORS: Province to make health genomics research announcement 

June 16
Government to contribute more than $800,000 for health genomics research project

School Food Guidelines highlight healthy eating for students

June 20
College of the North Atlantic’s Qatar project reaches another milestone

June 23
Paradise Elementary gets a facelift


July 13
Education announcements made for Gander, Botwood

July 28
Site preparation begins for new school in Mobile

July 31
$1.5 million for increased programming at College of the North Atlantic

Regulation change helps clients with dependents access post-secondary education


August 1
Safe and caring schools summer institute starts August 2

August 7
NOTE TO EDITORS - Ministers to make announcement

August 8
New school announced for Torbay

Minister congratulates Newfoundland and Labrador teams on national victories
New staffing model for residence of Newfoundland School for the Deaf

August 17
Appointments announced to review ISSP/Pathways and Teacher Allocation Models

August 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to make announcement

August 21
$5.5 million announced to expand CNA in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

August 24
Skills Task Force consultations begin

August 25
Minister responds to Opposition statements regarding school fees and supplies


September 1
School year 2006-07 marks a milestone in education funding

September 5
Murphy Centre relocation a success

September 6
School maintenance projects happening province-wide

September 8
International Literacy Day

September 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to launch policy to combat violence in schools

September 14
Minister launches Safe and Caring Schools Policy
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to announce new school construction projects

September 15
Two new schools announced for Western School District

September 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Provincial and territorial ministers of education meet in St. John’s

September 26
Minister announces successful candidate for new school council liaison position

September 28
Schools celebrate Living Healthy Commotions


October 2
Ministers join Kids Eat Smart Foundation to raise awareness about child wellness

October 11
Federal Government Slashes Funding to Community Access Program

October 18
Libraries: The World at Your Fingertips

October 23
Tender Called for Exploits Valley Intermediate
Federal Government to Eliminate Workplace Equity Office - Service to be Delivered From Montreal

October 26
Minister Determined to Increase Female Participation in Skilled Trades


November 9
Media Advisory: Minister Burke to Announce Changes at College of the North Atlantic, Prince Philip Drive Campus

$4.5 Million Brings College Campus into the 21st Century

November 10
Students Commemorate November 11

November 14
Council of Ministers of Education - Third International Education Week in Canada   (Version française)

November 27
Ministerial Statement - New Partnership Promotes Literacy

November 29
Ministerial Statement - Official Opening of New Murphy Centre

November 30
Placentia Area Receives Compensation and a New High School


December 6
Apprenticeship Conference Draws Industry and Labour Expertise

December 7
Education Minister to Lead Canadian Delegation at International Conference

Debt Reduction Program Expanded

December 12
New Expertise on MUN Board of Regents

December 18
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Major Funding Details for College Students with Disabilities

After School Homework Program a Haven for Success
High School Enters Final Phase of Development

December 19
Increased Services and Staff for Students with Disabilities

December 29
Living Healthy Commotions a Huge Success


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