Education and Early Childhood Development
March 9, 2018

Province Committed to Improving Education System

Today, the Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, and department officials met with members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils (NLFSC) to discuss a variety of topics, including: literacy, the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes and mental health and addictions.

The NLFSC is a non-profit organization for parents, teachers, high school students and community supporters who are committed to enhancing the quality of school programming and improving the levels of student achievement. The organization provides school councils and parent groups with a voice on educational issues and encourages parental involvement at all levels of education throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

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“I was pleased to meet with members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Schools Councils today and I look forward to continuing to develop our positive working relationship. We had a very productive meeting that provided opportunity to discuss important issues that impact students and school communities throughout our province. I value the dedicated work of the federation and of all school council members who commit their time to help us provide the best education system for students.”
Honourable Dale Kirby
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

“Today we met with Minister Kirby and senior staff from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The meeting gave us an opportunity to provide feedback from school councils across the province on important topics that included: inclusive education, reading, mathematics, and mental health and addictions. We are looking forward to anticipated positive changes through the release of the Education Action Plan and decisions that will address the recommendations of the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes.”
Paulette Fifield
President, Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils

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Learn More
Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes, Now is the Time – www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/task_force/report.pdf PDF

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils – schoolcouncilsnl.ca/ external link

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Dale Kirby, Minister of Early Education and Childhood Development, meeting with members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils. March 9.

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Media contacts
Debbie Marnell
Education and Early Childhood Development
709-729-1906, 699-9048
debbiemarnell@gov.nl.ca

Paulette Fifield
President, Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils
paulettefifield@nl.rogers.com
709-486-3553

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