Education

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says a five-year-old recommendation would ease the concerns of frustrated families – if only government would take action.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says students with Autism Spectrum Disorder are not getting the support they need to succeed. Kirby questioned the Minister of Education on the subject today in the House of Assembly.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) had questions in the House of Assembly today about the plight of students waiting for in-school assessments of special education needs.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is hoping there is more to government’s upcoming evaluation of school transportation policies than is included in last Friday’s news release from the education minister.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's North.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says it is time to move from words to action when it comes to bullying in the province's schools.

That statement comes as the province marks the end of the tenth Bullying Awareness Week. This year’s theme was “Stand up! (to bullying)” and Kirby feels the Minister of Education is uniquely positioned to do just that.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says government has still not moved on the five-year-old recommendations of the ISSP and Pathways Commission Report, and it missed a golden opportunity this month to do so.

 
Lorraine Michael, MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says she is happy and relieved to hear that six years of work in her district have paid off.

“The parents and the school council never gave up on fighting for what they believed was the right thing for their children and the community,” said Michael. “I am honoured to have been part of their struggle.”

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is renewing his call for government to include anti-bullying measures in the province’s Schools Act. In May of this year, Kirby introduced a private member’s motion in the House of Assembly which would have done so.

 

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day. NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is thanking the province’s teachers for their dedication and hard work.

 

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