Education

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.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) invited government to live up to its own transparency promises and share some information with the House of Assembly today.

 
NDP Leader and Education Critic Lorraine Michael

As many as 1 in 88 children are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, and individualized and intensive early interventions are important to ensure the best possible outcomes. Too many families have to wait for assessments, diagnostic services and treatment.

 

The Safe and Caring Schools Policy will not work unless government puts real resources into the hands of teachers and principals, said NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi).

The last week in February is Anti-Bullying Week in our schools and February 26 is Pink Shirt Day.

 
NDP Leader and Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says government should be listening to the voices speaking in every corner of the province to support public libraries.

 

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