• 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.

  • Education Week 2016

    Peter Oldreive, Information Communication and Technology Consultant, EECD, was one of 25 educators and partners recognized by Minister Karen Casey as a champion of media literacy and digital citizenship at the Education Week award ceremony this week.

    This year’s Education Week theme is Media Literacy: Empowering Critical Thinking in a Digital Media World.

    Congratulations, Peter!

  • Nova Scotia Review of Regulated Child Care

    Nova Scotians are one step closer to having a more affordable and accessible child care system with the release of the consultation findings & recommendations from the review of the regulated child care sector. 

    Les Néo-Écossais sont un peu plus près d’avoir un système de garderies plus abordables et plus accessibles avec la publication des conclusions et des recommandations découlant d’une consultation et d’un examen du secteur réglementé des garderies.

  • Back (L-R)-Eric Pardy, Vanessa Hartley, Liam Fisher- Smith, Pascal Doucette, Amber Dort, Micci Davy Front-Cheyenne Hardy, Chloe Young, Lily Watson, Connor Poirier, Danielle Carson, Lauren Smith, Minister Karen Casey (Missing Becka MacDonald Addie Hershey)

    Minister’s Advisory Committee on Student Issues Holds Inaugural Meeting

    The Advisory Committee on Student Issues will  provide the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development with information and advice on matters dealing with the needs and concerns of all Nova Scotia students.

    The committee consists of students nominated by each School Board and up to seven members will be named at large including a member of the disabled, Mi’kmaq, and African Nova Scotian communities.

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  • The 3Rs: Renew, Refocus, Rebuild

    The Action Plan for Education is helping to change the learning & teaching environment. Check it out!

  • Working Together for a Brighter Future

    Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for Education is preparing students for success after graduation. It is important that students get the skills they need to reach his or her full potential and be career ready. We can help to ensure the province’s future success by doing the right thing today for our young people.

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  • 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.

  • Let’s Play Together! A Guide for Parents of 4-Year Olds

    As part of the Action Plan for Education, the Department is releasing Let’s Play Together! A Guide for Parents of 4-Year Olds. Designed to help families support their children’s early development through play, it contains tips for easy low- to no-cost activities that families can do together.

  • Four New Early Years Centres Officially Open

    The expansion means there is now an early years centre in every school board in the province.

  • Augmented Reality App for Students, Teachers

    Grade 10 students and teachers are using leading-edge technology to learn and teach math in the classroom with a new augmented reality application.

  • SchoolsPlus Expansion Brings Program to Every County

    Students and families in every county of Nova Scotia will benefit from greater access to support services and after-school programs with the expansion of SchoolsPlus to 29 more schools.

  • Grades Primary-to-3 Curriculum to Build Strong Math, Literacy Foundation

    Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey introduced the curriculum to teachers and principals from across the province in Halifax.

  • Minister's Action Plan to Modernize and Improve Education System

    A stronger emphasis on math and literacy in the early grades is one of the initiatives parents and students will see next September from a new five-year education action plan.