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The Panel on the Status of Public Education in Newfoundland and Labrador has now completed its cross-province public consultations. Beginning on Thursday, October 8, 2015 the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association, the Faculty of Education, Memorial University and the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils participated in public forums, providing all interested parties the opportunity to express opinions, concerns and/or general satisfaction with the public education system. Links to more information regarding the Panel are provided below.

  • Media Advisory – – Oct. 26, 2015
  • Public Forum Schedule
  • Public Forum – Video of the Oct. 27 Forum

Panel Members click on the person’s name to open a link to their bio 

James Dinn, President, Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association

Kirk Anderson, Dean, Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Denise Pike, Executive Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils

Steve Brooks, Assistant Executive Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association, Staff Consultant

Submission Guidelines  — Please Note: Deadline for Submissions is now passed.

Submissions can be made either in person at one of the public forums scheduled across the province or through our online submission form. Submissions may also be made by fax or mail at the address provided below.

NL Teachers’ Association
3 Kenmount Rd.
St. John’s NL
A1B 1W1

Fax: 726-4302 or 1-877-711-6582

Submission content – The Panel wishes to hear from Newfoundlanders and Labradorians on the issue of public education. Submissions should address overall satisfaction, concerns, and suggestions for improvement to the public education system as well as your vision for education in this province.

Submissions must be limited to 1,000 words. Supporting documents can also be provided. Individuals or special interest groups will be required to identify themselves and provide contact information

Public Meeting Submissions

Individuals or groups wishing to make submissions at the public meetings will be required to:

  • Register at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Susan Cardoulis ( at 726-3223 or 1-800-563-3599 (ext 246)
  • Provide a written copy of their submission at the meeting
  • Limit their public statements to 10 minutes

Non-scheduled public meeting submissions will be accepted subject to time.