Friday, May 30, is the day to have your say about education in Nova Scotia.
The Minister’s Panel on Education is encouraging all Nova Scotians to participate in Survey Day.
The panel is asking students, parents, educators, seniors, business leaders, and community members to set aside a half hour to complete the education review survey at novascotia.ca/review at home, in schools, libraries and Community Access Program (CAP) sites.
“Everyone in the province has a connection to education and many people want to see change. In order to provide evidence that change is needed we must first hear from Nova Scotians,” said Myra Freeman, chair of the Minister’s Panel on Education. “We need as many people as possible to fill out the survey. We hope many Nova Scotians will share their thoughts on Survey Day.”
Letters were sent to school boards asking students, teachers and staff to take the survey and spread the word.
Organizations can also use the discussion guide on Survey Day to hold a group discussion and share thoughts with the panel. It provides a series of questions and conversation starters, and each section includes facilitator notes, discussion questions and space to record the group’s input. The guide can be downloaded from the panel website and summaries of group discussions can be sent to the panel by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail c/o the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, P.O. Box 578, Halifax, N.S., B3J 2S9.
The deadline for submissions is June 13.
The Minister’s Panel on Education was named by Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey on Feb. 19, to find out what Nova Scotians think is working and what needs improvement in the education system.