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06/23/17

Some savings aren’t worth it

As another school year comes to an end, it seems like an appropriate time to reflect back on the numerous educators I have had the good fortune to meet across the province. Their stories, while different in so many ways,… +Read More
06/20/17

Staff, programs slashed to deal with Regina Catholic School Board’s $1.5 million deficit

More to do and less to work with. That was the theme as the Regina Catholic School Board approved their 2017-18 budget Monday night in the wake of the provincial government’s $22-million funding cutbacks. The Regina Catholic School Division is… +Read More
06/14/17

Regina Public cuts programs, teachers to cover $9.5-million funding shortfall

The Regina Public School Board passed a consensus “tough” budget for the 2017-18 school year at its Tuesday evening meeting. The board will borrow just over $1 million from reserve funds and cut some staff and programs due to a… +Read More
06/12/17

Agriculture in the Classroom Promotes the Understanding of Agriculture to Children

Agriculture in the Classroom provides children in schools in our community with curriculum-based, hands-on learning to help increase student’s awareness of agriculture. Sarah Shmyko, Executive Director of Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan says that they have several programs and activities… +Read More
06/05/17

Letter of the Day: Don’t forget about Saskatchewan’s teachers

Recently there were budget cuts to education in the province of Saskatchewan. This not only impacts teachers’ salaries but also impacts the resources available for teachers. The budget cuts have created massive fear in the lives of not only teachers but everyone associated directly or indirectly with the whole educational system! Today I am speaking out in support of the teachers! People always talk about the importance of the education system impacting students. Having a focus specifically targeted with the... +Read More
06/05/17

New report highlights gaps between province’s poorest and most affluent schools

Ontario schools report more focus on Indigenous learning and programs, advocacy group People for Education finds. Equity has become a buzz word in education, with Ontario boards championing equal access to learning and opportunities for all students. But in reality, major gaps between kids from the most affluent neighbourhoods and those in high-needs communities are becoming entrenched, according to the latest annual report from People for Education. Although the gulf is widening, provincial grants dedicated to levelling the playing field... +Read More
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