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06/28/17

Parents concerned over phasing out of Regina Catholic Schools’ Sunshine Program

Parents in the Regina Catholic School Division are voicing concerns about the school board’s decision to phase out the Sunshine Program. The program offers a learning environment for three to five-year-olds with intensive needs. This upcoming school year, the division… +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
04/25/17

Stress and anxiety levels are increasingly common for members of the profession

REGINA – As he looked over the sessions at the Regina Teachers’ Convention, the proof was staring him in the face, even if it was merely confirmation as opposed to surprise. Jeff Perry, president of the Regina Public School Teachers’ Association, thumbed through the attendance figures for those breakout sessions that dealt specifically with issues such as feeling overwhelmed, burnout, fatigue and mindful­ness. He pointed out that these sessions in particular were filled well in advance in terms of those... +Read More
04/13/17

Parents rally at Sask. legislature to oppose education cuts

About 200 Saskatchewan parents who are frustrated with the province’s cuts to education took their concerns to the legislature on Wednesday. Trista Wilson organized Wednesday’s rally after the Regina public school board said it was eliminating preschool programs for special needs kids because the province… +Read More
04/06/17

Regina schools end preschool programs due to provincial budget cuts

Public schools in Regina are closing the book on three preschool programs and making major changes due to provincial budget cuts. The board says the cuts are necessary because the province cut 2.5 per cent, or $5.7 million, in funding.… +Read More
12/06/16

Wynne aims to remove barriers for students with disabilities

The province will develop an education accessibility standard to remove barriers that students with disabilities face in classrooms, curriculum and on school premises, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday. She made the commitment hours after receiving an open letter from 22 community groups who called for its creation, arguing that too many special needs students aren’t getting the education they’re entitled to because of obstacles, both in physical environments and teaching. “We recognize that there’s more to be done, and there... +Read More
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