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NORTEP students will be accepted into Northlands College according to CEO

The CEO of a northern Saskatchewan post-secondary school is assuring current Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP) students they will be accepted into the institution selected to take over their program. In March the province announced that NORTEP would transition to Northlands College by August.… +Read More

Metis Nation calls accord with federal government ‘groundbreaking’

A Canada-Metis Nation accord signed in Ottawa has Metis leaders buoyed with a renewed sense of optimism. “It’s been a long, long struggle and of course we still have a long ways to go but it was a very significant milestone… +Read More

NORTEP students say transition to Northlands College governance has been anything but smooth

Students in Saskatchewan’s Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP) say the provincial government has broken its promise of a smooth transition to governance under Northlands College. In mid-March, Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Advanced Education announced that Northlands College, which serves several communities in the… +Read More

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

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

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
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