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La Ronge Housing Project For NORTEP Students Celebrates Official Opening

A new housing project for NORTEP students, funded by the provincial and federal governments, was officially opened in La Ronge today. The project includes six four-bedroom units, and two five-bedroom units, with an estimated building cost of $2.74 million. Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River MP Rob Clarke was there for the ceremony and says having quality housing makes a difference for students. “The Northern Teacher Education Program facilitates access to teachers’ education and certification for northerners — particularly those of Aboriginal ancestry. Students... +Read More

Families celebrate continued KidsFirst support

Some Saskatchewan families are getting a boost from the provincial government. KidsFirst programs across the province will get $14.61 million jointly from the ministries of education and health this year. One single mom in Regina says the program has made all the difference in her life. “I’ve been involved with them for years,” said Sheila Ali. “There’s nothing better than KidsFirst the agency.” Ali was at the funding announcement Wednesday. She had her two-year-old daughter Mariah sitting on her hip... +Read More

Campaign continues to focus on today’s classroom

Last spring the Federation released a multimedia campaign called A Day in the Life, which focused on the day-to-day realities of Saskatchewan teachers. Now as of today, the second series of the campaign has launched, which features even more personal… +Read More

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

Teacher’s blog connects with parents

It’s the second full week of classes and Tammy Boychuk has come to know her 24 students. And over the next several weeks, she’ll be getting to know most of their parents too. It’s a relationship that develops mostly online. Four years ago, the Grade 3 and 4 teacher at Greystone Heights School in Saskatoon became one of only a handful of teachers who created a blog that parents and students can access at any time. It includes everything from lesson... +Read More

City of Regina preparing to spend $8.8M on North Central complex

There’s progress today on a $42-million school-library-community complex that could change the face of Regina’s North Central area. The City of Regina is going to spend $8.8 million on its share of the development, which is expected to open in 2017. A plan to spend that money went Wednesday to the city’s executive committee, which is City Council in committee form. The as-yet unnamed facility (temporarily known as the North Central Shared Facility) will replace the Albert Scott Community Centre, the... +Read More
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