Monthly Archives: February 2007

The Daily News: Small schools superior: study

Small schools superior: study JULIA KILPATRICK Special to The Daily News One B.C. communitys(sic) fight to protect local schools holds promise for proponents of keeping small schools open in Halifax. Parents who opposed plans to close eight schools in Coquitlam, … Continue reading

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Herald – Casey goes to bat for parents fighting school closures

By MARILLA STEPHENSON “THERE IS GOOD to be found in Education Minister Karen Casey’s plans to change the process under which schools are reviewed for potential closure.But there’s no denying that the drawn-out timelines provide a timely political duck for … Continue reading

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Daily News Editorial – Welcome changes in school closings

“Other than Sunday shopping, few issues in Nova Scotia trigger as much emotion as the closing of a school. Tempers flare, public meetings are packed and when a beloved institution of learning is forced to close its doors, it can … Continue reading

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Herald – Buildings can’t be mothballed until at least 2008 as province revamps review process

By AMY SMITH Provincial Reporter “School closures in Nova Scotia are on the backburner until 2008, perhaps even 2009, the education minister said Thursday. Karen Casey said that if a school board wants to put a school under review for … Continue reading

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Herald – Ousted Halifax school board members file lawsuit

By CHRIS LAMBIE Staff Reporter “Politics can get messy, but that’s no reason to fire an elected school board, argues a lawsuit filed Thursday. Seven members of the deposed Halifax regional school board have asked a Nova Scotia Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Press Release -Minister Ready to Act on Closure Report

Education Minister Karen Casey is prepared to introduce amendments to the Education Act to strengthen the community’s role in reviewing schools for possible closure. In her initial response to the report of the School Closure Process Review Committee today, Feb. … Continue reading

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