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heather smith
01/31/17

All of society benefits when our students’ mental health is supported

As I stood at the podium to open the July 2016 Canadian Forum on Public Education, I was struck by the timeliness of the forum topic – Wellness in Our Schools: Time to Act. When I started teaching in the… +Read More
01/27/17

School boards, CUPE respond to education review

Holy Trinity Catholic School Board (HTCSD), the Prairie South School board (PSSD) and Canadian Union of Public Employees presented their formal and official responses to the advisory panel on Mr. Perrins’ review on the K-12 public school education system earlier… +Read More
01/27/17

Saskatoon Catholic division wants school trustees to remain elected

One of Saskatoon’s largest school divisions wants trustees remain elected rather than appointed, as suggested in the province’s K-12 governance review. Released last month, the review presented four options for widespread reform in the education sector, including an option for a… +Read More
01/26/17

Justin Trudeau pressed on Indigenous support at Saskatoon town hall

A First Nations leader wondered why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chose to dredge up old stereotypes during a town hall in Saskatoon on Wednesday. Trudeau spoke of “a number of chiefs” he has met who asked for money without considering how it can best be used. He said it’s clear those chiefs “haven’t actually talked to their young people.” That didn’t sit well with Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Felix Thomas. “It was a little bit odd,” Thomas said in an interview after... +Read More
wellman
01/26/17

Wellman stresses collaboration while challenging norms

Although his keynote presentation was ostensibly geared for facilitators at the first-ever Facilitator Forum: Leading Professional Learning, Bruce Wellman’s comments are, in fact, applicable to any school setting. In an interview, Wellman echoed his keynote comments in suggesting it doesn’t… +Read More
01/23/17

Sask. Premier Brad Wall says province will ‘walk with’ La Loche a year after shooting tragedy

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have issued statements marking the first anniversary of the La Loche shootings. Premier Wall said the province will continue to “walk with” the community of La Loche a year after… +Read More
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