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Saskatoon public schools may ‘streamline’ frequency of standardized tests

The number of assessments students in Saskatoon’s largest school division have to take on top of regular classroom tests has been reduced, and division officials predict the trend will continue.… +Read More

Educators call for end to standardized testing in classrooms

Some educators are calling for the end of standardized tests in New Brunswick after recent assessments showed results far below the targets set by the Department of Education. Erin Schryer, executive director of Elementary Literacy, says she doesn’t think a standardized test is the only way to know how well children are doing when it comes to literacy. “If the aim is to understand, fully understand how well our children are faring in learning to read, I do not think... +Read More

Classroom Cash: Teachers Preparing for School Year

Students and parents aren’t the only ones shelling out cash for the new school year. Teachers are buying supplies from their own pockets. Full story +Read More

Moving forward on reconciliation

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action around the role education can play in actively fostering reconciliation, numerous teachers and students have had opportunities to participate in events designed to reach both hearts and minds. Walking Together: A Day of Education for Truth and Reconciliation held at the University of Regina, Project of Heart and the KAIROS Blanket Exercise are a few that come to mind. What more can teachers and schools do to build upon these learnings and to... +Read More
Robert Regnier and Charlene Rudderham share a lighter moment prior to the presentation of their respective Arbos awards later in the evening as part of the STF Annual Meeting of Council.

Arbos recipients have demonstrated shared passion for education

Although in terms of the age spectrum in which they have taught couldn’t be further apart, the commonality for this year’s two recipients of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Arbos awards… +Read More
Brightwater

Brightwater project celebrates 25 years

The 2015-16 school year marks the 25th anniversary of Saskatoon Public Schools’ Brightwater Science, Environmental and Indigenous Learning Centre. A quarter section of native prairie and farm land with the… +Read More
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