Nova Scotia's Action Plan for Education


Nova Scotia's Action Plan for Education

Action Plan News and Updates

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

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.

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.

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.

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.