A group of teachers, students and education partners from across the province gathered today, April 19, to celebrate equity in education as part of the province’s 75th Education Week. Education Minister Marilyn More presented 23 educators and four partners with awards for enhancing equity in Nova Scotia’s education system. The awards support this year’s Education Week Theme — Equity in Education: Supporting all Students. “Every day, Nova Scotia’s educators provide students with opportunities to develop the understanding, skills and attitudes to become lifelong learners,” said Ms. More. “Education Week is a chance to formally recognize educators who are leading the way, making this province an excellent place for our young people to learn.” Celebrated since 1935, Education Week honours teachers and education partners’ commitment to their students and subjects. Education Week activities will take place in schools across the province, April 18-24. “This week we take some time to acknowledge and recognize the great work this province’s educators are doing to nurture learning environments that appreciate the diversity of our students,” said Jenny White, chair of the Education Week Organizing Committee. “This year’s theme was chosen to recognize and respect the many differences our students bring to the classroom while supporting the learning and social interactions that enhance diversity.” Education Week is a co-operative effort of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association, the Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations, la Fédération des parents acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse, the Association of Nova Scotia Educational Administrators and the Department of Education.