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05/25/17

Mother ‘outraged and upset’ after school Aboriginal retention workers eliminated

Mother Rachelle Tanton says she’s not happy that Saskatoon’s Catholic school division has ended its Aboriginal student-retention worker program. On Tuesday, the 12 employees in the program received layoff notices. The separate school board says the decision was made to… +Read More
05/25/17

Guidance counsellors working with students with specialized needs reassigned

Funding cuts to Saskatchewan’s education boards have teachers struggling to mitigate the impact on students, says the president of the Regina Public School Teachers’ Association. Jeff Perry said staff have had to be reassigned and program supports for students with… +Read More
05/25/17

‘This kid amazes me’: Saskatoon student set to travel with international award

Alex Fallon, board member for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Saskatchewan, summed up his opinion of award winner Harkirat Bhullar with four simple words. “This kid amazes me,” he said in a phone interview. The award, honouring a… +Read More
05/24/17

Principals Gather in Saskatoon

Keynote Speaker Annie Battiste is expected to shed some light on how school principals in the province can adhere to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action at a conference in Saskatoon this week. The Canadian Association of Principals… +Read More
05/24/17

Young states case for importance of having local boards

In her speech to the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Annual Meeting of Council, Saskatchewan School Boards Association Vice-President Aleana Young spoke of the importance of maintaining locally elected boards, while also underscoring the importance of maintaining the historic co-operation among education… +Read More
05/24/17

Catholic school division cuts aboriginal retention worker jobs

Twelve people received layoff notices on Tuesday as Saskatoon’s Catholic school division eliminated jobs for aboriginal student retention workers in the face of a $9.7 million budget shortfall. Facing growing student enrolment and a reduction in funding, school division officials recently called… +Read More
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