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11/27/14

Learning to adapt: The Moose Jaw Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) program is helping newcomers to the country adapt to the North American school system.

In Moose Jaw, there are over 300 english as an additional language students in the Prairie South School Division, and they’ve partnered up with the SWIS program to help accommodate the student’s transition. Other partners involved in the SWIS program include the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council, Holy Trinity Catholic School Division and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Nov. 20, the partners signed an agreement to formalize their partnership so that the program can continue to grow. The SWIS program was first... +Read More
11/18/14

Cline maintains students are beneficiaries of co-operative model

While for the most part it would probably be fair to say students in the classrooms are blissfully unaware of it, Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Vice-President Randy Cline underscored the importance of co-operation between teachers and school boards in order for the province’s education system to flourish. Speaking at the Saskatchewan School Boards Association’s annual general meeting in Saskatoon, Cline alluded to the joint efforts and leadership of teachers and school boards and other educational partners as needing to be a... +Read More
11/12/14

Children’s voices front and centre at National Summit and Town Hall on child poverty

OTTAWA – Some 55 young people, ages 10-15 years, students from every province and territory, will gather in Ottawa for a nationwide Keep the Promise (KTP) Summit and Town Hall, Nov. 18-19, 2014. The event aims to re-ignite the public commitment to the 1989 unanimous motion in the House of Commons to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000, which has increased overall since that time. During this two-day educational session, students will learn more about the democratic process and... +Read More
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10/27/14

Whitecap, Saskatoon Public Schools sign precedent-setting partnership

After more than a two-decade old partnership, Whitecap Dakota First Nation and Saskatoon Public Schools signed a historic agreement October 24 that sees Whitecap become an alliance school, thereby making it the first on-reserve school to be a formal part… +Read More
09/12/14

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
09/11/14

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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