Education Week Launches with Graduate Rate Increase

Education Minister Nancy Allan (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba will launch Education Week today — a week-long initiative to highlight the fact that public education in Manitoba belongs to everyone. This year’s theme is Public Schools Are My Schools.

“Quality education is critical to building a strong future of our province,” said Education Minister Nancy Allan. “Teachers, administrators, parents and trustees deserve credit for the hard work they are doing with government to continually improve the quality of our public education system and help our students succeed.”

The province has announced that its graduation rate has increased to 83.5 percent in 2011 from 71.1 percent in 2002, a 17 percent improvement in the rate since 2002.

Allan will kick off Education Week at an event at Walter Whyte School in Grand Marais this morning.