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05/19/17

Talking and listening

I don’t know if you have ever noticed, but in order for there to be a fruitful conversation there needs to be two components: talking and listening. One person or entity telling the other how it’s going to be does not qualify as a conversation-any classroom teacher will tell you this. Sure it sounds simple enough, but it’s unfortunately just as simple to revert to the latter–especially if you surmise that you’re the one who has all the answers and... +Read More
05/17/17

Professor calls for expanded funding for child mental health services

Signs of psychopathy can be observed in children as early as age three or four but that doesn’t mean they will develop into problem behaviours later in life, according to a University of Montreal professor. Sheilagh Hodgins studies the development of serious mental… +Read More
05/17/17

Parents start petition over changes to Regina Public School bus routes

An online Facebook group called ‘Regina Public School Board, bring our buses back,’ is gaining traction as the end of the school year approaches. Changes to the bus route mean students within a one-kilometre radius of a Regina public school… +Read More
05/15/17

Sask. girl first indigenous student to place in top three at national spelling bee

An eight-year-old Saskatoon student placed third at a national spelling bee in Toronto. McKenna Fineblanket, a Grade 3 student from Bishop Roborecki School, is from the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation. She is the first indigenous student to place in the… +Read More
05/15/17

‘I wanted to die’: Gender diverse teen talks self-harm and support after bullying

Jordyn Dyck didn’t want to live anymore after experiencing incessant bullying. “I wanted to die,” the 14-year-old said. “People didn’t like me, I guess, because of who I am.” In Grade 7, Jordyn came out to peers as transgender at school. Jordyn now identifies… +Read More
05/12/17

School divisions looking to curb busing costs

Whether it’s added fees or longer ride times, parents may be looking at some changes to their children’s school bus services as local divisions consider options to save costs for the year ahead. Due to provincial budget cuts, the Battlefords… +Read More
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