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02/14/17

STF insists changes be made for right reasons in governance submission

In its submission to the kindergarten to Grade 12 educational governance review, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation made it clear that potential wide-sweeping changes in the sector are not necessarily bad, but at the same time stressed there are some ifs… +Read More
09/27/16

Pike Lake School seeing success with new approach to the classroom

The traditional classroom is replaced by a soft room, imagination room and active space at the small school The traditional classroom is gone at Pike Lake School, replaced by theme rooms that are geared towards specific types of learning. The small school, located off Highway 60 southwest of Saskatoon, welcomes just a few dozen students and is taking a new approach this school year. Diana Jemieff Hayes, principal of Pike Lake School, looked to classrooms in New Zealand and Finland... +Read More
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08/18/16

Education Minister David Eggen sends out message to LGBTQ students

Education minister David Eggen penned an open letter to LGBTQ kids Tuesday, pledging the province’s support with any problems they may have at school this year. “A few weeks from now, you and thousands of other Alberta students will head… +Read More
06/22/16

Cultural diversity and language introduced as new policy

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Policy 1.11 (Cultural Diversity and Language) is another new policy in the Social Justice and Political Advocacy area. It was developed to update an earlier policy (culture and language, 1982) to align with current thinking. One belief identified in this policy states that “people of all cultures are free and equal to all other peoples and individuals, and have the right to be free from any kind of discrimination based on their cultural origins or identities,” a statement reflective... +Read More
06/17/16

Dyck family says education ministry’s gender supports are a good step towards inclusion

When Lucas Dyck began Grade 8, his parents tried to register him at school as a male. It couldn’t be done. This fall, he won’t have that issue. The education ministry is working to better accommodate transgender students, allowing them to enrol as male, female, or unspecified, depending on their self-identity and not on their identification. Since he was three years old, Lucas has known he was not the girl he was born as. By seven, he’d periodically ask his... +Read More
03/01/16

Gender and sexual diversity new reality in provincial classrooms

Celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox have contributed to a growing awareness of gender and sexual diversity in society. As well, television shows such as I am Jazz may lead to conversations among youth about gender identity which are bound to reach into the school and school community. The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation policy, gender and sexual diversity, provides support for Saskatchewan teachers as part of the newly developed policies on social justice and equity. All individuals are assigned a... +Read More
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