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New opportunities for B.C. teaching grads with Supreme Court ruling

The B.C. government has committed to hiring more teachers to meet the conditions of a Supreme Court ruling — and an expert says it will mean significant changes for young… +Read More

Teachers union president addresses hundreds of concerned teachers in Regina

There is a “tremendous amount of uncertainty” among educators across the province, and Pat Maze bore witness to that during a Q&A session with Regina teachers Friday afternoon. Some 350… +Read More

Local agreements part of successful provincial education system

In a recent column on teacher local collective bargaining, Murray Mandryk of the Regina Leader-Post alleges that teacher contracts are costing the province hundreds of millions of dollars and that school boards are being too generous to teachers due to “cozy relationships” between the two. It is important to be clear about how teacher collective bargaining works. In Saskatchewan, it is a formal process of negotiations that is governed by legislation. Teachers, government and school divisions engage in bargaining in... +Read More

Preparing global citizens

Daily media stories about global issues such as severe weather, famines, ongoing wars and rising extremism, shifting patterns of migration and the plight of refugees, and globalization and its impact on social, political and economic structures are a constant reminder that we need to prepare students to be citizens of an increasingly interdependent and complex world. The December 2016/January 2017 issue of Educational Leadership, on the theme of the global-ready student, features articles on topics such as online collaboration and... +Read More

Education can’t afford to be bypassed

Perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised that we continue to wait for news of the educational governance review. This is, after all, not the wacky world of U.S. President Donald Trump where you can expect an immediate, bombastic reaction. In the current climate of Saskatchewan politics however, the wheels still move at a somewhat slower pace. As the conjecture now seems to focus on the results being unveiled simultaneously with the provincial budget on March 22, one can’t help but... +Read More
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Partnership paves way for Professional Development School
 for next wave of Indigenous educators

Referring to it as a momentous occasion, it was a case of coming full circle for University of Saskatchewan College of Education Dean Michelle Prytula. A decade earlier she had… +Read More
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