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06/23/17

NDP says province not trying hard enough to close funding gap for First Nations students

The provincial NDP is calling on the premier to put more pressure on the federal government to end the funding gap for students in First Nations schools. They are funded at a rate about 40 per cent less than the… +Read More
06/23/17

P3 schools on budget and on schedule to open September 2017

Two years after construction crews broke ground, school divisions will soon have the keys to 18 new elementary schools across the province. In Regina on Monday, SaskBuilds and the Saskatchewan Masonry Institute, along with men and women from the industry,… +Read More
06/23/17

Some savings aren’t worth it

As another school year comes to an end, it seems like an appropriate time to reflect back on the numerous educators I have had the good fortune to meet across the province. Their stories, while different in so many ways,… +Read More
06/22/17

Reconciliation walk ‘should have always been happening’ to mark National Aboriginal Day

Wearing a full-length skirt as she drummed and sang, Teedly Linklater and her family led more than 2,000 people through downtown Saskatoon during the city’s second Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation. “All my ancestors, my grandparents I wish they… +Read More
06/22/17

‘We aren’t Indians’: Indigenous teens say words matter

Nineteen-year-old Kassidy Harper feels only one emotion when she hears the word “Indian.” “Anger,” Harper said. “We aren’t Indians.” The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre and other bodies have recently purged “Indian” from their names. Harper… +Read More
06/22/17

Leadership for teacher leaders is key

Recently, a close friend and colleague reminded me of an axiom that had been fundamental to her thinking about professional learning communities and teacher leadership throughout her career. Namely, that one of the best sources of professional learning just happens… +Read More
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