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Students celebrate renovated Lumsden Elementary School

Bigger gym, science lab, and child care spaces added Students at Lumsden Elementary school have a new arts centre, science lab and common area as part of renovations that were celebrated Thursday. The project wrapped up in September as the new school year began. “I love the new school,” said Jacob Young, a Grade 8 student. “It’s really big. There’s big classrooms so it’s not as crowded.” “The expanded Lumsden Elementary School provides this growing community with an improved school... +Read More
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Beginning teachers bring eclectic backgrounds

Annually, one of the unmistakable realities of those attending the Taking Your Place in the Professional Community conference for beginning teachers is that that there are seemingly as many intriguing… +Read More

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi have been awarded the Nobel peace prize “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”. Education International (EI) is celebrating the international recognition of Kailash Satyarthi, a close friend of EI’s and a tireless advocate for children’s rights, and Malala Yousafzai, probably the world’s best-known advocate for the right of every child to access quality education. “I would like to congratulate both Malala... +Read More
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Whitecap, Saskatoon Public Schools sign precedent-setting partnership

After more than a two-decade old partnership, Whitecap Dakota First Nation and Saskatoon Public Schools signed a historic agreement October 24 that sees Whitecap become an alliance school, thereby making… +Read More
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Teachers excited about availability of resources

While the Exploring the Many Pathways to Learning initiative might have been expanded to include more teachers in more curricular areas, evidently passion among participating teachers is one thing hasn’t… +Read More

Saskatoon Public Schools help parents, teachers talk to kids about shooting

Information sheet addresses issues of anxiety, media consumption Saskatoon Public Schools is helping teachers and parents answer students’ questions following yesterday’s shooting on Parliament Hill. Teachers have been given a document to hand out to parents with suggestions on how to explain tragedies that children see on television or online. It deals with issues such as student anxiety and media consumption. “We often get calls from parents, ‘how do I explain some of these things to our children?’ So this... +Read More
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