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Reconciliation inspires new mural at Sask. Poly.

The director of Aboriginal Strategy for Saskatchewan Polytechnic teared up Wednesday while commemorating a new reconciliation-inspired mural. Jason Seright stood in front of the colourful commanding mural and spoke to a small crowd gathered outside the cafeteria of the school’s Moose Jaw campus. “We weren’t always welcome in the education environment,” Seright said. “When you see things like [the mural]… it really hits home and it makes me feel like we belong and I can imagine and hope it does... +Read More

Students, faculty decry NORTEP cuts

Students from the Northern Teacher Education Program Inc. (NORTEP) protested in La Ronge and Regina against Saskatchewan government plans to cut funding for their institution, which has trained northerners as teachers for the north for 40 years. The popular program provides free tuition, books and a living allowance to any student who has lived in the north for 10 years or half their life. In July, the Ministry of Advanced Education announced funding for northern teacher education will be redirected to another institution. Advanced... +Read More
Truth and Reconciliation: What is it about?

CTF launches a new teacher resource to open discussion on truth and reconciliation

OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is proud to release a new teacher resource entitled Truth and Reconciliation: What is it about?, a classroom discussion booklet developed by CTF and… +Read More

SPDU expansion brings professional development to more locales

As the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit continues to grow with the addition of Connie Molnar and Linda Aspen-Baxter as the latest associate directors to join the fold, the way SPDU… +Read More

New Alberta curriculum to be built by subject experts and industry leaders

Industry leaders and future employers will be among those helping guide Alberta Education in their journey to build the best curriculum possible for Alberta’s kids. Alberta Education is in the first stages of their four-year plan to overhaul the province’s curriculum for the six main subject areas (math, social studies, sciences, arts education, language arts—English and French—and wellness education,) and said after teachers and subject experts have laid out the foundation for the new curriculum, they’ll be seeking the input... +Read More

Mandryk: NORTEP cuts show Sask. government’s disconnection with northern issues

The problem in governance is that progress is measured in big numbers, when the real gains actually happen in smaller programs with small numbers. Unfortunately, in times of austerity, it’s these smaller programs that are first on the chopping block. This isn’t always the wisest decision when what’s at stake are small programs that train and develop the very people we need to address issues like violence and suicide plaguing northern youth. Consider the Saskatchewan Party government’s plan to cease funding... +Read More