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12/06/16

Students return to class as concerns about teacher working conditions linger

As Nova Scotian students return to classrooms Tuesday morning, many feel the problems that caused disruption in the province’s 400 schools this week have not been resolved. Grade 12 student Hope Martin sees problems with teacher working conditions and wants them… +Read More
11/30/16

Saskatchewan Gradworks internship program cut

The financial axe has fallen on a government internship program originally designed to fill the gap left by departing baby boomers and stem the brain drain from this province. “This, on top of what we’ve seen with de-funding of universities, 11,000 fewer jobs than last year — I think it’s more bad news for young people in the province,” said the NDP’s Carla Beck, critic for the Crown Investments Corp. (CIC). “It’s very unfortunate,” she added. Workers in the Gradworks Intern... +Read More
11/25/16

One in four Sask. children live in poverty: U of R report

One in four Saskatchewan children are living in poverty, and if it wanted to, the government could fix the problem. That’s the crux of a new report by Paul Gingrich, Garson Hunter and Miguel Sanchez of the University of Regina… +Read More
11/25/16

Saskatchewan’s post-secondary institutions make adjustments for $11.7 million cut

Thu, Nov 24: The province has a lot of work to do as they try to offset a billion dollar deficit. This includes $11 million in budgetary cutbacks to our post-secondary institutions. Provincial affairs reporter David Baxter has more on how they’re adjusting to the change. +Read More
11/25/16

PreK-12 Education Sector Spared in Government’s Mid-Year Financial Cuts

As the Saskatchewan government contemplates what lies ahead with it now officially announced that they are dealing with a $1 billion budget deficit, one of the few areas likely to be untouched, for now at least, is the PreK-12 education… +Read More
11/18/16

No big bucks to be saved by merging schools divisions: expert

Education finance expert John Weins says cons of fewer school boards outweigh the pros Saskatchewan might be tempted to merge school divisions, but it will not save the government a tonne of money, an educational expert says. John Weins, the retired dean… +Read More
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