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03/21/17

Sask. students share their spending ideas in advance of Budget Day

Saskatchewan high school students believe debt reduction and social programs should be government priorities. That’s according to a student budget consultation conducted by CIVIX, a national charitable organization that works to engage Canadian youths in citizenship. Surveyed in the fall, 353… +Read More
03/20/17

Teachers union president addresses hundreds of concerned teachers in Regina

There is a “tremendous amount of uncertainty” among educators across the province, and Pat Maze bore witness to that during a Q&A session with Regina teachers Friday afternoon. Some 350 teachers gathered to hear the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation president during… +Read More
03/17/17

Local agreements part of successful provincial education system

In a recent column on teacher local collective bargaining, Murray Mandryk of the Regina Leader-Post alleges that teacher contracts are costing the province hundreds of millions of dollars and that school boards are being too generous to teachers due to “cozy relationships” between the two. It is important to be clear about how teacher collective bargaining works. In Saskatchewan, it is a formal process of negotiations that is governed by legislation. Teachers, government and school divisions engage in bargaining in... +Read More
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03/15/17

Partnership paves way for Professional Development School
 for next wave of Indigenous educators

Referring to it as a momentous occasion, it was a case of coming full circle for University of Saskatchewan College of Education Dean Michelle Prytula. A decade earlier she had been the principal at the somewhat aging St. Frances Cree… +Read More
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03/15/17

Student’s question triggered victorious McDowell research project

It all started rather innocently when the curiosity of a 15-year-old student was piqued as to why the river near the home community of Cumberland River was browner than usual. The quick answer was perhaps simple enough in that there… +Read More
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03/15/17

Schmaltz maintains anchors to past while looking for courageous future opportunities

During his career in education that has spanned nearly 30 years, Randy Schmaltz has maintained a steadfast belief in the importance of integrity and trust. Those traits are what he sees as vital in preparing to assume his new duties… +Read More
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