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Northern Saskatchewan students introduced in the Legislative Assembly Tuesday

A group of students from northern Saskatchewan are visiting Regina this week to participate in the Provincial Capital Commission’s annual Charles Knight Youth Mentorship program. They were introduced in the… +Read More

Regina high school teaching students about residential schools through art

For the past year students and teachers at Balfour Collegiate have been working on art pieces to represent the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 calls to action. It’s… +Read More
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Learning from Practice Conference Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for this year’s Learning From Practice: An Exchange of Teacher Knowledge and Research. Learning From Practice is an annual conference of the McDowell Foundation that ensures… +Read More

Ignoring indigenous culture leads to classroom disconnect

April-Skye Biolchini was bullied so often and so harshly in high school, she came dangerously close to giving up on her education altogether. Most of the bullies targeted her because she was indigenous, said Biolchini, who is originally from the Six Nations of the Grand River in southern Ontario. The 18-year-old recalls struggling to concentrate in the classroom. She could barely sleep at night and rarely wanted to get out of bed in the morning. Biolchini’s one of many indigenous students who struggle to succeed in... +Read More

Talking about money in Regina high schools

Home work can include creating a household budget or learning how to save up for a car. Connie Perrault teaches personal finance at Riffel High. She explains why she thinks it is important. Listen to Radio Interview +Read More

Cohen: The remarkable lessons – and promises – of a high school graduation

It is the season of graduation. Curiously, we call the spring ceremony conferring degrees or diplomas “commencement.” For students in high school, in particular, it is the anteroom to the next stage of life. For parents, though, commencement is an end. An end to secondary school. An end to adolescence, that award-winning psychodrama. We think of what it took to get here. We recall the joys of geometry, understanding as Bing Crosby said in a different context, that “everyone has... +Read More
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