Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (New Brunswick)

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The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is a part of the Government of New Brunswick. It is charged with the administration of the New Brunswick public education system. Its primary and secondary schools are divided into 7 districts in separate units; 4 anglophone districts and 3 francophone districts.

On May 14, 1998 it also took over responsibility for universities and community colleges however community colleges were later moved to the Department of Training and Employment Development on March 23, 2000. On February 14, 2006 it was returned to its pre-1998 configuration with responsibility for just primary and secondary schools when universities were moved to the new Department of Post-secondary Education and Training.

In October 2010, it took responsibility for early childhood education from the Department of Social Development and its name changed from the Department of Education to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Ministers[edit]

# Minister Term Government
1. A. P. Paterson July 16, 1938 – January 10, 1940 under Allison Dysart
2. Charles H. Blakeney January 10, 1940 – March 13, 1940
Charles H. Blakeney (cont'd) March 13, 1940 - November 2, 1948 under John B. McNair
3. James W. Brittain November 2, 1948 – October 8, 1952
4. Claude Taylor October 8, 1952 – July 8, 1960 under Hugh John Flemming
5. Henry Irwin July 8, 1960 – April 5, 1966 under Louis Robichaud
6. W. Wynn Meldrum April 5, 1966 – November 12, 1970
7. Lorne McGuigan November 12, 1970 – December 3, 1974 under Richard Hatfield
8. Gerald Merrithew December 3, 1974 – December 20, 1976
9. Charles Gallagher December 20, 1976 – October 30, 1982
10. Clarence Cormier October 30, 1982 – October 3, 1985
11. Jean-Pierre Ouellet October 3, 1985 – October 27, 1987
12. Shirley Dysart October 27, 1987 – October 8, 1991 under Frank McKenna
13. Paul Duffie October 9, 1991 – April 27, 1994
14. Vaughn Blaney April 27, 1994 – September 26, 1995
15. James E. Lockyer September 26, 1995 – July 23, 1997
16. Bernard Richard July 23, 1997 – October 13, 1997
Bernard Richard (cont'd) October 13, 1997 – February 6, 1998 under Ray Frenette
Bernard Thériault (interim) February 6, 1998 – May 14, 1998
Bernard Richard (2nd time) May 14, 1998 – June 21, 1999 under Camille Thériault
17. Elvy Robichaud June 21, 1999 – October 9, 2001 under Bernard Lord
18. Dennis Furlong October 9, 2001 – June 27, 2003
19. Madeleine Dubé June 27, 2003 – February 14, 2006
20. Claude Williams February 14, 2006 – October 3, 2006
21. Kelly Lamrock October 3, 2006 – June 2009 under Shawn Graham
22. Roland Haché June 2009 - October 12, 2010
23. Jody Carr October 12, 2010 – September 23, 2013 under David Alward
24. Marie-Claude Blais September 23, 2013 – October 7, 2014 under David Alward
25. Serge Rouselle October 7, 2014 – present under Brian Gallant

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