Media advisory - Province's education partners announce impossible choices in
public education

DARTMOUTH, NS, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - After years of flat-lined funding and budget compromises, Nova Scotia's education partners will hold a news conference on Thursday, January 21 at 11 a.m. to shine the spotlight on the province's strained public education system. Urging the government of Nova Scotia to continue to invest in public education, the partners are calling on all Nova Scotians to use their voice to protect the future of the province's students and ensure public education is a priority in the spring budget.

    
    When:   Thursday, January 21, 2010
            11 a.m.

    Where:  Ian Forsyth Elementary School
            22 Glencoe Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

    Who:    Education partners of Nova Scotia:
            Ronald G. Marks, president, Nova Scotia School Boards Association
            Dr. Noel Hurley, president, ANSEA, Association of Nova Scotia
            Educational Administrators
            Alexis Allen, president, Nova Scotia Teachers Union
            Janet Walsh, president, Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School
            Associations, Inc.
            Léonard LeFort, président, Fédération des parents acadiens de la
            Nouvelle-Écosse
    

SOURCE NOVA SCOTIA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION

For further information: For further information: Sharon Findlay-MacPhee, communications manager, NSSBA, (902) 491-2856, (902) 221-6881 (c); Angela Murray, staff officer, public relations & communications, NSTU, (902) 479-4708 (w), (902) 497-0194 (c)

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