New Brunswickers asked for input on education

New Brunswick Government

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is asking New Brunswickers to have their say on how it can make the province's education system the best in the world.

Government has released "Succeeding at Home: A Green Paper on Education in New Brunswick", which outlines specific proposals for how to transform the education system.

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy says, "It is urgent that we act now to build a better future for our young people. The green paper outlines our vision for how we can create the best education system in the world - which is one of our government's top priorities."

A release says the paper puts forward ideas and actions aimed at ensuring every child gets the best possible education, while ensuring New Brunswick grads are able to compete with the best in the world.

The province also wants young people in the province to be viewed as top candidates by post-secondary institutions and employers.

The green paper focuses on key areas, including supporting and empowering teachers, ensuring students are engaged and challenged, providing opportunities to learn a second language and exploring career paths and trades education.

New Brunswickers are encouraged to submit their feedback on the proposals outlined in the green paper to consultation.EECD-EDPE@gnb.ca.

The province says it will also host a summit to solicit further input and ideas from October 16-18.

Any changes made will be introduced as early as the 2020-21 school year and will continue through to 2030.

The green paper can be found here.