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Sask. gov’t to work with NORTEP council as post-secondary overlap is eliminated

The Saskatchewan government said Monday it will work with the Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP) council as the province eliminates an overlap in post-secondary programming. “The consolidation of programming in La Ronge will eliminate an overlap in programming and ensure training and financial supports are equitable for Northerners,” said Louise Greenberg, the deputy minister of Advanced Education. “We also anticipate that changes made to NORTEP will lead to administrative savings and strengthen post-secondary education as a whole in Saskatchewan.” Last week,... +Read More
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Education Minister David Eggen sends out message to LGBTQ students

Education minister David Eggen penned an open letter to LGBTQ kids Tuesday, pledging the province’s support with any problems they may have at school this year. “A few weeks from… +Read More
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Mark Ramsankar elected as new President-Designate of Canadian Teachers’ Federation

MONTRÉAL – Delegates attending the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Annual General Meeting in Montréal have elected today Mark Ramsankar, of The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA), as the new President-Designate. Ramsankar will take over… +Read More
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The Canadian Teachers’ Federation praises educational excellence with awards

MONTRÉAL – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) presents today its three awards to four meritorious recipients: the Special Recognition Award, the Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award and the Public Education Advocacy… +Read More
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Teacher leaders gather in Montréal to discuss wellness in our schools

OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will hold its 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Montréal, July 13-15, 2016, at Le Westin Montréal. The theme of the AGM will… +Read More

Is the federal government really funding Jordan’s Principle? Cindy Blackstock doesn’t think so

OTTAWA – Long after most people had gone home for the day Tuesday the federal government issued a press release saying it was going to provide $382 million in new funding to support a federal policy that’s supposed to ensure First Nations children get specialized medical care when they need it, otherwise known as Jordan’s Principle. On the surface it appeared to be good news. But not to the woman who has been fighting Ottawa for nearly a decade. Cindy Blackstock won... +Read More
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