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National Child Day celebrated in PEI
National Child Day 2014
Children’s parades were held in Charlottetown, Cornwall and Summerside to mark the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

National Child Day is celebrated in Canada to recognize the rights of children and to celebrate children as meaningful and active participants in our communities.

Provincial education assessments now available
Provincial Assessments
(L to R): Linda MacDonald, Literacy Achievement Specialist (English), and Mike Fagan, Manager of Document Publishing Centre and Queen’s Printer.

The results of our provincial assessments in math, reading and writing are available online. Assessments are used to identify gaps in learning and implement targeted interventions to support student achievement.

Island students seeing improved results
PCAP 2013 results
(L-R): Education and Early Childhood Development Deputy Minister Sandy MacDonald; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Alan McIsaac; and Premier Robert Ghiz.

Prince Edward Island students have shown impressive improvements in math and reading, according to national assessment results, says Premier Robert Ghiz.

Strengthening career development in schools
(L-R): Mitch Murphy, English Language School Board; Sareena Hopkins and Lynne Bezanson, Canadian Career Development Foundation; and Kathy McDonald, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Government is committed to helping students graduate with the required knowledge, skills, and attitudes for post-secondary education, apprenticeship programs, and the labour market, says Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Alan McIsaac.

Students return to renovated Souris Regional School
Dakota, a Grade 7 student at Souris Regional School, demonstrated her archery skills.

Students are back to class at Souris Regional School this Fall. Construction began in Spring 2013 on the 125,000 square foot, $20 million, K-12 school. The school features a new K-6 academic wing, new music wing, culinary arts teaching area and enhanced IT and trades spaces.

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