Media advisory - Invest in public education

    DARTMOUTH, NS, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Education partners call for a continued
investment in public education.

    What:  Joint news conference

    When:  Thursday, January 15, 2009
           10:30 a.m.

    Where: Ecole Beaubassin
           54 Larry Uteck Boulevard, Bedford, Halifax Regional Municipality

    Who:   Education partners of Nova Scotia:
           Nova Scotia School Boards Association (NSSBA)
           Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU)
           Association of Nova Scotia Educational Administrators (ANSEA)
           Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations (NSFHSA)

    On Thursday, January 15 at 10:30 a.m., Nova Scotia's education partners
will take the rare move of holding a joint news conference to provide
information on their collective efforts to urge the government of Nova Scotia
to continue the investment in public education. The partners are asking the
public to contact their MLAs to make public education a priority in the
government's spring budget. Further information is available at

    The following spokespeople will participate on behalf of Nova Scotia's
    education partners:

    Ronald G. Marks, president, NSSBA
    Dr. Norman Dray, president, ANSEA
    Alexis Allen, president, NSTU
    Janet Walsh, president, NSFHSA

For further information:

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

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