Premier Ball & Minister Kirby Release Final Report of the Premier’s Educational Task Force
Today, Premier Dwight Ball was joined by Minister Dale Kirby and Dr. Alice Collins to release the Premier’s Task Force on Education Outcomes Report.
Last year, the Liberal Government established the Premier’s Task Force, appointing four individuals. In January of this year, the Task Force launched public consultations.
“I would like to thank the task force members for their dedicated work. The Premier’s Task Force Report on Improving Educational Outcomes reflects our commitment to enhancing the performance of our education system. It is one of the largest and most important systems we manage. I am proud that our government continues to deliver on its mandate to examine the education system and develop a concrete plan for enhancing it that includes measurable goals and milestones. Our actions are focused on developing a system that better prepares our province’s youth for the future.”
Premier Dwight Ball
The task force’s report includes 82 recommendations, which will guide the development of an Education Action Plan and support continued dialogue with key stakeholders. The recommendations focus on areas in the education system including mental health and wellness, inclusive education, mathematics, literacy, Indigenous education, multicultural education, co-operative education, early years, and teacher education and professional development.
The task force’s work will be used to inform Budget 2018 decisions and shape the future of Newfoundland and Labrador’s education system. Improvements will begin to be put in place for the 2018 school year.
“We look forward to thoroughly examining the final report of the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes as it will assist government by providing direction to inform an emerging Education Action Plan. We are entrusted with overseeing the growth and development of students. Improving educational outcomes is vital in helping prepare the needs of students and prepare them to be global citizens in our changing world.”
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Dale Kirby