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10/29/14

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 and unexpected stories as there are participants. Consider the background… +Read More
10/29/14

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
10/06/14

LGBT advocates march in Saskatoon for more resources in schools

People marched up and down Broadway Avenue on Saturday morning People dressed in bright colours carried rainbow umbrellas and signs that read ‘GSAs in all schools’ and ‘support our kids’ as they marched up Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon Saturday morning. Chandra McIvor is an advocate for youth and allied educators and organized the event. She said they want the provincial government to take action to support LGBT students in public schools, including Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs). “We want to see legislation which mandates that GSAs... +Read More
09/19/14

Understanding culturally responsive pedagogy imperative

The term “culturally responsive pedagogy” may be new to some teachers, but it will become a well-known phrase in the Saskatchewan educational landscape over the next few years. The phrase is referred to in two of the education sector strategic… +Read More
09/17/14

Grand Opening of Regina’s Seven Stones Community School Celebrated

Released on September 16, 2014. Today Education Minister Don Morgan joined students, teachers, members of the community and representatives from Regina Public Schools to officially commemorate the opening of the new $21.2 million Seven Stones Community School. The Government of Saskatchewan has committed more than $13 million toward this facility.“Investing in Seven Stones Community School is all about putting the student first and building a brighter future for these youth and the neighbourhood,” Morgan said.  “Many people deserve credit for... +Read More
09/11/14

Celebrating 100 Years

The venerable Pleasant Hill Community School in Saskatoon (Saskatoon Public Schools) held its centenary celebrations on September 10 as current and former students gathered, as well as community members and dignitaries. The pre-K to 8 inner city school has an… +Read More
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