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11/30/16

Saskatchewan Gradworks internship program cut

The financial axe has fallen on a government internship program originally designed to fill the gap left by departing baby boomers and stem the brain drain from this province. “This, on top of what we’ve seen with de-funding of universities, 11,000 fewer jobs than last year — I think it’s more bad news for young people in the province,” said the NDP’s Carla Beck, critic for the Crown Investments Corp. (CIC). “It’s very unfortunate,” she added. Workers in the Gradworks Intern... +Read More
11/25/16

Saskatchewan’s post-secondary institutions make adjustments for $11.7 million cut

Thu, Nov 24: The province has a lot of work to do as they try to offset a billion dollar deficit. This includes $11 million in budgetary cutbacks to our post-secondary institutions. Provincial affairs reporter David Baxter has more on how they’re adjusting to the change. +Read More
11/25/16

PreK-12 Education Sector Spared in Government’s Mid-Year Financial Cuts

As the Saskatchewan government contemplates what lies ahead with it now officially announced that they are dealing with a $1 billion budget deficit, one of the few areas likely to be untouched, for now at least, is the PreK-12 education… +Read More
11/15/16

NORTEP, Sask. government reach agreement on northern education, funding cuts remain

The Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP) and the Ministry of Advanced Education have come to an agreement that will support continued access to high quality post-secondary education in northern Saskatchewan. The news comes after Bronwyn Eyre, minister of advanced education,… +Read More
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10/21/16

Province Cuts Funding to Northern Teacher Education Program

After 40 years of training teachers and providing university-level education to Northerners, the provincial government has decided to cut funding to the Northern Teacher Education Program in La Ronge. This, even though the government signed a 5-year agreement just last… +Read More
09/06/16

More Indigenous education needed in school systems, expert says

With students preparing to head back to schools and post-secondary institutions next week, one expert is continuing the call for more Indigenous education to be taught in those classrooms. Charlene Bearhead, the education lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, told… +Read More
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