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01/27/17

Saskatoon Catholic division wants school trustees to remain elected

One of Saskatoon’s largest school divisions wants trustees remain elected rather than appointed, as suggested in the province’s K-12 governance review. Released last month, the review presented four options for widespread reform in the education sector, including an option for a… +Read More
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01/10/17

Learning for young students takes on somewhat of a different look

MEADOW LAKE – Should it be your first visit to Jubilee Community School and you happen to mention to principal Daryl Pearson or vice-principal Nancy Madsen that this place doesn’t even look or feel like a school, that observation is… +Read More
01/05/17

Governance Report Echoes Concerns Heard by School Boards

REGINA – The Educational Governance Review Report by Dan Perrins released in December raises concerns that are consistent with what school boards are hearing across the province about further forced amalgamations of school divisions and the elimination of democratically and locally elected trustees. “We have heard clearly from our communities that local voice and locally elected representation is important in education,” said Dr. Shawn Davidson, president of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association. “We have heard that school divisions are big... +Read More
12/14/16

Perrins’ school report may deliver surprises

If the Saskatchewan Party government truly wants to find education savings, reducing the number of school boards seems an odd way to do it. What’s even odder is to ask a straight-shooter like former Saskatchewan deputy minister Dan Perrins to do your bidding. There’s no guarantee he will give Education Minister Don Morgan what he wants … whatever that may be. Morgan announced last week that everything was on the table, including appointed school boards – a ground tremor in... +Read More
11/29/16

Online Videos Sure To Make You Smile :)

The editor of the Saskatchewan Bulletin took a road trip to Meadow Lake a couple of weeks ago. He was pleasantly surprised to see the array of online videos created by the Northwest School Division. Below are two of their… +Read More
11/17/16

Education reviews could spell change for school boards

Dan Perrins won’t say whether amalgamating school divisions is the way to go. It’s not his job to say so. The longtime policy analyst is in charge of two reviews for the provincial Ministry of Education — one on education… +Read More
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