Education - 2008

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


January 7
Focus on School Maintenance Evident Across Newfoundland and Labrador

January 8
Doors Open for New Mobile School

January 9
New Provincial Scholarships Support Adult Learners

January 16
Women Pursue Skilled Trades Careers in Record Numbers

January 18
Apprenticeship Information Sessions Go Province-Wide

January 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Advances in Distance Learning

January 23
Media Advisory: Change of Venue for News Conference
Province Makes Major Advancement in Distance Education

January 30
Program Creates Awareness of Entrepreneurial Culture


February 5
Media Advisory: Ministers to Address Oil and Gas Forum

February 6
Education Investments Highlighted at Oil and Gas Forum

February 19
Appointments Made to Industry Coordinating Committee

February 21
Media Advisory: Minister Visits Stephenville High
Minister Confirms Commitment to Effective Appeals Process for Parents
Media Advisory: Minister Available to the Media

February 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend National Education Ministers Meeting
High School Teachers Join Skilled Trade Workers On-the-Job

February 27
Alberta Centennial Scholarships Announced

February 28
Minister Recognizes Unique Efforts to Promote a Love of Math

February 29
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Education Week Activities


March 3
Minister Highlights Importance of Education and Key Education Initiatives

Media Advisory: Minister to Recognize International Adult Learnersí Week

March 4
Minister Highlights Adult Learning Initiatives

March 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Launch New Public Libraries Campaign

March 6
Minister Supports Provinceís Public Libraries

March 11
Ministerial Statement - Newspaper in Education Program
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce New Teacher Allocation Model

March 12
Allocating Teaching Resources Goes Back to Basics

March 19
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcement Regarding Mathematics Program
Significant Changes Announced Under Excellence in Mathematics Strategy

March 25
Work Progresses on New Governance Structure for Sir Wilfred Grenfell College


April 3
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Local Historica Fair

April 4
Newfoundland and Labrador Culture Takes Centre Stage

April 9
Herdman Redevelopment on Schedule
Ministerial Statement - Skills Work for Women Conferences Go Province-Wide

April 11
Media Advisory: Meeting of Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training
Provincial Government Scholarship Winners Announced

April 15
Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training to Develop a Regional Literacy Action Plan

April 16
Enhanced Supports Provided for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Students

April 17
Ministerial Statement - Physical Education Purchase Program

April 18
Media Advisory: Ministers to Announce Funding for College of the North Atlanticís Stephenville Campus

April 22
Arts Work Comes to Life at Teachersí Conference
Provincial Government Investment Increases Access to Paramedic Training
Province Supports Community Education Network

April 23
Ministerial Statement - Gander Collegiate Students Shine in National Competition

April 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Graduation Ceremonies

April 29
Significant New Investments in the Labour Market to Address Strong Growth in the Economy
Newfoundland and Labrador Continues to Invest to Lead the Country in Poverty Reduction Initiatives
Investments in Education Promote a Strong, Secure Future for Provinceís Youth
Budget 2008 Targets Opportunities That Foster Development of Knowledge-based Industries
Unprecedented Investment of $673 Million Enhances and Restores Provincial Infrastructure

April 30
Changes Made to Exam Marking Boards and Exam Accommodations for Students


May 7
Curtains Rise on the 32nd High School Theatre Festival

May 9
Media Advisory: Minister to Report on Changes to Student Support Services

May 12
Media Advisory: Announcement Regarding ISSP Update Cancelled

May 14
Provincial Government Invests in Expanding Capacity for Industrial Research and Development

May 15
Media Advisory: Minister to Address National Gathering of Educators

May 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Event to Recognize New and Improved College Campus

May 20
Provincial Government Investments Transform College

Media Advisory: Minister to Update School Lab Safety Initiative

May 21
New Lab Equipment Prepares Students for Success

May 22
Ministerial Statement - Education Minister Congratulates ROV Team Members

May 29
Media Advisory: Ministers to Recognize Students of Stephenville High School for Commitment to Young Worker Safety


June 3
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcement Regarding Amalgamated Academy

June 4
Extension and Renovations Announced for Amalgamated Academy
Ministerial Statement - More Schools to Benefit from Skilled Trades Program

June 6
Exploits Valley Intermediate Extension Officially Opened

June 16
Government Seeks Input on Strategic Adult Literacy Plan

June 18
Media Advisory: Minister to Report on Changes to Student Support Services

June 19
Media Advisory: Minister to Address College Graduates
Minister Outlines Improvements Underway to Services for Students with Special Needs

June 20
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Chamber of Commerce

June 26
Success Stories Abound as School Year Draws to a Close


July 3
Provincial Teams Shine at International Competition

July 7
Success of Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation Recognized

July 9
New Scholarship Recognizes Legacy of Local Entrepreneur
Student Aid Offers New Toll-Free Service

July 29
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media

Search for New President for Memorial University Continues


August 1
Minister Affirms Provinceís Support for Academic Freedom

August 6
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Stephenville Senior Citizens Convention

August 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Camp GLOW Demonstrations

August 15
Young Womenís Abilities and Potential Come to Light at Camp GLOW

August 29
Media Advisory: Minister Signs-up for Program Registration at College of the North Atlantic


September 2
School Year 2008 Defined by Increased Funding and Affordable, Accessible Education

September 4
Media Advisory: Education Minister Kicks off New School Year
2008 School Year Promises Opportunities for Student Achievement and Success

September 8
Minister Provides Information to Students Regarding Information Disclosure

September 9
Minister and Memorial Acting President Address University Autonomy

Media Advisory: Statement Issued in Error

September 12
Media Advisory: Minister to Unveil New High School Skilled Trades Suite at Templeton Academy

September 15
High School Skilled Trades Program Expands to 35 More Schools

September 16
2008 Parks as Natureís Classroom Program Gets Underway
Media Advisory: Province to Announce New Career Development Partnership
Minister Outlines Changes Regarding K-12 International Education Program

September 17
Province Provides Additional Career Development Support in Schools

September 26
Schools Whoop it up with 3rd Annual Living Healthy Commotions
ACE Memorial to Represent Canada in Singapore


October 2
Minister Provides Update on Student Aid Information Disclosure

Media Advisory: Minister to Recognize Womenís History Month with Launch of New School Resource

October 3
Leaders of Past Teach Todayís Students in New Poster Series

October 10
Post-Secondary Students Receive Up-Front Grants
Media Advisory: Minister to Visit ArtsSmarts Program

October 14
Successful Partnership Brings Provincial Artists to Students

October 15
Students Eat Rice in Support of International Development Project

October 20
Media Advisory: Ministers to Attend Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultations in St. Johnís and Stephenville

Literacy Grants Support Adult Learning Opportunities

October 23
Students Awarded Provincial Government Scholarships

October 27
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Official Reopening of Memorial Universityís Barnes House

October 28
Barnes House Reopens with Housewarming Party Hosted by Government and University



November 4
Media Advisory: Minister to Launch Unique Resource Developed by Students

November 6

Provincial Government Investments Highlighted During National Skilled Trades Week

November 18
Minister Announces New Chair and Members of Memorial University Board of Regents

November 27
Ministerial Statement - Support for One Million Acts of Green


December 3
Ministerial Statement - Improvements Made to Boost Skilled Labour Force

December 9
Provincial Investments Translate into Growth for Distance Education Programs

December 11
Minister Announces New Appointments to Memorial University Board of Regents

December 22
New Initiative Supports Women in Skilled Trades

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