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10/14/14

Merasty sees signs for cautious optimism regarding Task Force recommendations

It has been approximately 18 months since the Joint Task Force on Improving Education and Employment Outcomes for First Nations and Métis People submitted its 80-page final report. Gary Merasty, who was chairperson of the task force, along with Rita… +Read More
09/25/14

Sask. woman shows it’s never too late to learn

Lucinda Nielsen is showing the province that it is never too late to learn. The 79-year-old recently picked up her Grade 12 diploma and even a few awards. Nielsen’s story and achievements were front and centre Wednesday afternoon at St. Paul’s Hospital where it was announced that 13 organizations across Saskatchewan would receive $814,231 to support adult literacy programs and services. “It’s the best decision I have ever made. I went for nine and a half years and I’d do... +Read More
09/17/14

Sask. gov’t ordered to provide $500K in additional funding to French school board

A judge has ordered the Saskatchewan government to provide an additional $500,000 in funding to the province’s French school board. The Conseil scolaire fransaskois had filed an injunction seeking $5.2 million from the government as an additional “operational subsidy” for the 2014-15 school year. Queen’s Bench Justice Brian Barrington-Foote noted that the amount the government has been ordered to pay will cover 40 per cent of the $1.26 million the CSF has said it needs to hire back staff. “It... +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
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