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Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Calls 2017-18 Provincial Budget an Undervaluing of Public Education

The Government of Saskatchewan released its 2017-18 provincial budget today with significant operational funding reductions that could negatively impact front-line services and supports across the PreK-12 education system. The Saskatchewan… +Read More

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

99-year-old Manitoba teacher honoured for 8 decades at the front of the class

The classrooms have changed and so have the subjects, but 99-year-old Isabella Dryden says her love for teaching is exactly the same as when she started — 80 years ago.… +Read More

Sask. students share their spending ideas in advance of Budget Day

Saskatchewan high school students believe debt reduction and social programs should be government priorities. That’s according to a student budget consultation conducted by CIVIX, a national charitable organization that works to… +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
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