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04/18/17

Metis Nation calls accord with federal government ‘groundbreaking’

A Canada-Metis Nation accord signed in Ottawa has Metis leaders buoyed with a renewed sense of optimism. “It’s been a long, long struggle and of course we still have a long ways to go but it was a very significant milestone… +Read More
03/22/17

New opportunities for B.C. teaching grads with Supreme Court ruling

The B.C. government has committed to hiring more teachers to meet the conditions of a Supreme Court ruling — and an expert says it will mean significant changes for young graduates and university students. The 2016 Supreme Court of Canada… +Read More
03/21/17

Sask. students share their spending ideas in advance of Budget Day

Saskatchewan high school students believe debt reduction and social programs should be government priorities. That’s according to a student budget consultation conducted by CIVIX, a national charitable organization that works to engage Canadian youths in citizenship. Surveyed in the fall, 353… +Read More
Bearhead
02/14/17

Bearhead implores educators to have courage to do things differently

Charlene Bearhead isn’t one who is in the least reluctant to speak her mind, but that doesn’t imply for a minute that the education lead at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation doesn’t have a cerebral side as well.… +Read More
01/03/17

‘We have to address the underfunding in education’: Wotherspoon

Indigenous students experiencing ‘lack of fairness’ due to budget rollbacks, Opposition says Interim NDP leader Trent Wotherspoon says there needs to be more fairness when it comes to the funding that Saskatchewan classrooms get. In a year-end interview with CBC, Wotherspoon said the Sask. Party government’s mismanagement of the province’s wallet is being felt by the most vulnerable. “I’m hearing from people all across the province, so many that actually voted for the current government that are so disappointed with... +Read More
12/06/16

Wynne aims to remove barriers for students with disabilities

The province will develop an education accessibility standard to remove barriers that students with disabilities face in classrooms, curriculum and on school premises, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday. She made the commitment hours after receiving an open letter from 22 community groups who called for its creation, arguing that too many special needs students aren’t getting the education they’re entitled to because of obstacles, both in physical environments and teaching. “We recognize that there’s more to be done, and there... +Read More
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