Number of vehicles passing stopped school buses concerning
Dartmouth, NS - School boards across the province are reporting high numbers of traffic violations as motorists pass school buses stopped with red lights flashing and stop signs extended on a daily basis. From September 1 to February 29, 2016, there were over 1100 reported school bus red light violations in Nova Scotia. Every day there are over 82,000 students travelling across the province on 1129 school buses.
Nova Scotia Education Week 2016
On Monday, April 18, 2016 teachers and education partners from across Nova Scotia gathered to celebrate Education Week, and to recognize their work.
Media Literacy: Critical thinking in a digital media world is the theme for Education Week 2016, and reflects the importance of media and digital literacy skills. These skills help us to understand, create and critically interpret print, screen-based and digital text. Students today are bombarded with media, and this year educators and education partners who support teaching students in becoming critical thinking, respectful, responsible and ethical digital citizens are being recognized.
The NSSBA was pleased to present Adam Davies of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board with an Education Week Partner Award. Mr. Davies has been a vocal supporter of technology integration in the classroom, and champions for critical thinking skills and responsible use of technology.
Pictured above: Adam Davies with Minister Karen Casey, and recipients of the 2016 Education Week Awards with Minister Karen Casey and Lieutenant Governor JJ Grant.
Inspiring Communities Announcement
At an event in Dartmouth North, the NSSBA, along with Minister Casey and Minister Bernard celebrated the work of Between the Bridges, and announced a new provinical initiative - Inspiring Communities!
Rene Ross, Director of Collective Impact, will be working at the NSSBA to establish Inspiring Communities. The NSSBA is very pleased to be involved in this exciting work to engage communities and respond to the needs of families and students.
2016 Annual General Meeting Registration Now Open!
Three NSSBA Focus Papers
We are pleased to share our three focus papers — About Learning, About Engagement, and About Innovation — as supporting documents to our discussion paper, Shaping a New Vision for Public Education in Nova Scotia.
2016 NSSBA Annual General Meeting
The NSSBA Annual General Meeting is quickly approaching! Please call the Old Orchard Inn to book your room at 1-800-561-8090 and reference the "Nova Scotia School Boards Association AGM".