Teachers Educators Celebrated During Education Week
Teachers and education partners across the province are being celebrated, today, April 20, for their dedication to their students, schools and communities. Education Week runs until Saturday, April 25, and has been celebrated since 1935, honouring the commitment of teachers and partners, to students. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey presented Education Week Awards to 23 teachers and five education partners at École du Carrefour in Dartmouth. “Teachers and school staff are the foundation of our schools,” said Ms. Casey. “The educators being honoured today are the difference between a school being simply a building or part of the community. “Collaborating with schools and communities is an important part of our action plan for education, and it is very fitting that today we are honouring great educators who do this every single day.” This year’s theme is Schools as Communities: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. Recipients are being recognized for supporting student development through service learning, community projects and co-operative education, and for encouraging students to be active in their schools and communities. Education Week is a co-operative effort of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association, the Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations, la Fédération des parents acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse, the Association of Nova Scotia Educational Administrators and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.