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04/19/17

New health research centre to focus on Indigenous, mental health issues

The federal government says a new “patient-focused” research centre in Saskatchewan could help close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said Indigenous Canadians have shorter life expectancies, higher rates of diabetes and face more mental health… +Read More
03/09/17

Leading for inclusion and equity: success for all students

Aspirations for inclusion and equity are forefront on educational agendas around the world today. Research identifies a clear relationship between an inclusive and affirming learning environment and student learning success and achievement. The October 2016 Journal of Staff Development highlights… +Read More
12/06/16

Saskatchewan PISA 2015 Results Require Further Examination

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released today the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment 2015 international large-scale test of reading, mathematical and scientific literacy conducted with 15-year-old students. Canada ranked in the top five countries. “The… +Read More
11/01/16

Conference Board of Canada calls on schools to increase children’s activity levels

A new report is calling on schools to help children increase the amount of physical activity they do each day. The report, titled “Moving Ahead: School-Based Interventions to Reduce Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour” and authored by researchers from the Conference Board of Canada, examined the best methods to get Canadian children more active. It says that only nine per cent of school-aged children get the recommended hour of “vigorous” physical activity per day, six days a week, with researchers... +Read More
09/30/16

New tool to open discussion on mental health in Canadian classrooms

OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is proud to release a discussion booklet for Grades 5-12 titled — Mental Health Stigma: Challenging it Together! The booklet was developed to help teachers open up classroom discussions on mental health stigma to… +Read More
Students from the senior classes at James L. Alexander pack this truck with non-perishable items for the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre.
10/29/15

Students give back to the community via donations to food bank

Students at James L. Alexander School in Saskatoon are a living example of the sort of social justice teachers routinely strive to instil as part of the overall education process. According to teacher Matthew Schule the senior students at the… +Read More
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