On November 8, 2016, Premier Ball established a task force on Improving Educational Outcomes. The task force is examining the Provincial K-12 education system and will make recommendations to inform an action plan to improve educational outcomes.

Dr. Alice Collins is chair of the task force, and Dr. Marian Fushell, Dr. David Philpott, and Dr. Margaret Wakeham are serving as members. The task force is consulting extensively, and welcomes input from students, educators, parents, other key stakeholders, and the general public.

The task force has been directed to consider:

  • early learning
  • mathematics
  • reading/literacy
  • inclusive education
  • student mental health and wellness
  • multicultural education
  • cooperative education
  • indigenous education
  • teacher education and professional development

The task force will submit a report by Spring, 2017.