Education

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says government must not allow the English School Board to close five schools in the province.

 
NDP Education Critic Lorraine michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says it is unacceptable that the government plans a further delay of up to a year before holding school board elections in the province.

“We have had the same unelected school board for the English School District in Newfoundland and Labrador since September 2013,” Michael said today.

 
NDP Education critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) is appalled that the Liberal government apparently plans to make drastic cuts to the cash-strapped libraries system in the province.

 
NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill - Quidi Vidi)

October 8 marks the Child Care Association of Canada’s National Day of Action for Early Childhood Educators and Child Care Workers. The NL NDP recognizes the important work of ECE workers, and supports policies that will make for more effective, accessible child care.

 
Lorraine Michael, MHA Signal Hill - Quidi Vidi

In a letter sent to the transportation and works minister this morning, NL NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) demanded that the minister and the government take immediate action to complete the construction of the new Virginia Park Elementary School (VPE).

 
NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is appalled that increasing class sizes in the province’s schools is one of government’s first steps as it attempts to recover from massive budget shortfalls caused by its own bad planning.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says she is firmly on side with the dozens of teachers who have written to her caucus concerned with a concession government is asking the union to make.

 
NDP St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

NDP MHA for St. John’s Centre Gerry Rogers agrees with parents in her district who feel the closure of a neighbourhood school will have lasting negative effects on their children.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) had questions today in the House of Assembly about the wait list for children whose parents are trying to determine if their children have autism.

 
NDP Leader and Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) had questions today about a newspaper story in which school bus operators claim government officials had been stringing them along, recommending (and partially paying for) a lobbyist with Tory connections and selling tickets to a Tory fundraising dinners as a way of speaking with cabinet ministers.

 

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