Nova Scotia's Action Plan for Education
Action Plan News and Updates
From School to Success: Clearing the Path
Nova Scotia Provincial Literacy Strategy
The provincial literacy strategy will ensure young Nova Scotians have the literacy skills to thrive in school and beyond. The province is investing $3.2 million in more direct support for students and more support for teachers to strengthen literacy learning in all subjects and grades, every day.
Year 1 Annual Report
Improvements in year one of the action plan include a streamlined grade Primary to 3 curriculum with a greater emphasis on math and literacy, the early introduction of coding to help today's students become more career ready, a greater focus on financial literacy, homework standards and more support for young children.
Individual Program Plan (IPP) Review
Transition Task Force
The department created a new task force to focus on identifying and addressing the challenges students face as they move from high school to post-secondary education, training or the workforce.Read the Release
Parent Guide to Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for Education
Here are the highlights of what is new and coming for students in grades primary to 12 for the 2015–16 school year.
Junior Achievement Expansion
The department provided increased funding to Junior Achievement to provide students in grades 9 to 12 access to hands-on learning in financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship so they can learn more about career choices and the world of business.Read the Release
Report Card information for parents & guardians with children in grades P-3
Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for Education focuses on maximizing student learning and success. A redesigned curriculum for grades Primary to 3 is one of the biggest initiatives for this year. It will provide students with a stronger foundation in mathematics & literacy. To help parents understand how their child is learning with the revised curriculum, the P-3 report card has changed.
Reduced wait times for Early Intervention Services
Funding was provided to the Nova Scotia Early Childhood Development Intervention Services Association to clear the wait list for services for children who are at risk for, or have a diagnosis of, developmental delays.
More than 300 families that had been waiting for services are now benefitting from the program. New families will be seen within a month of being referred.Read the Release
Early Intervention Nova Scotia
New Homework Standards
The department consulted with Nova Scotians on new homework standards to support and enhance student learning at every grade level. Read the new homework standards.
New guide for Parents of Four Year Olds
Let's Play Together: A Guide for Parents of 4-Year Olds is designed to help families support children's early development through play.
Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Technology Combine for Brilliant Labs
Premier Stephen McNeil and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey announced that Brilliant Labs will open in all eight school boards across the province as part of Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for EducationRead the Release
Grades Primary-to-3 Curriculum to Build Strong Math, Literacy Foundation
A streamlined and innovative curriculum with a strong foundation in math and literacy will better support important learning for grades Primary-to-3 students beginning in September 2015.Read the Release
P-3 Streamlined Curriculum
New Early Years Centres
Four new centres opened at Clark Rutherford Memorial School in Cornwallis, West Highlands Elementary School in Amherst, École Beau-Port in Arichat, and New Germany Elementary School, New Germany to provide increased supports and services for young children and their families. There is now an Early Years Centre operating in every school board.Read the Release
Provincewide Code of Conduct
To ensure consistency across the province, a new provincial school code of conduct with clear and concise standards for student behavior was established. Watch the video to learn more.
(video) Provincial School Code of Conduct
Minister’s Panel on Education Report
After a consultation that inspired over 19,000 Nova Scotians to share their views on the public education system, the Minister’s Panel on Education has presented its report to The Honourable Karen Casey, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development.