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03/22/17

New opportunities for B.C. teaching grads with Supreme Court ruling

The B.C. government has committed to hiring more teachers to meet the conditions of a Supreme Court ruling — and an expert says it will mean significant changes for young graduates and university students. The 2016 Supreme Court of Canada… +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
11/30/16

Saskatchewan Gradworks internship program cut

The financial axe has fallen on a government internship program originally designed to fill the gap left by departing baby boomers and stem the brain drain from this province. “This, on top of what we’ve seen with de-funding of universities, 11,000 fewer jobs than last year — I think it’s more bad news for young people in the province,” said the NDP’s Carla Beck, critic for the Crown Investments Corp. (CIC). “It’s very unfortunate,” she added. Workers in the Gradworks Intern... +Read More
11/29/16

Indigenous education could provide $90B boost to Sask. economy, says U of S professor

U of S economist Eric Howe says his solution to erasing the provincial deficit is a ‘no brainer’ Erasing the province’s billion-dollar deficit will require bold moves, but a University of Saskatchewan professor says his solution is “a no brainer.”… +Read More
11/18/16

No big bucks to be saved by merging schools divisions: expert

Education finance expert John Weins says cons of fewer school boards outweigh the pros Saskatchewan might be tempted to merge school divisions, but it will not save the government a tonne of money, an educational expert says. John Weins, the retired dean… +Read More
10/18/16

New Alberta curriculum to be built by subject experts and industry leaders

Industry leaders and future employers will be among those helping guide Alberta Education in their journey to build the best curriculum possible for Alberta’s kids. Alberta Education is in the first stages of their four-year plan to overhaul the province’s curriculum for the six main subject areas (math, social studies, sciences, arts education, language arts—English and French—and wellness education,) and said after teachers and subject experts have laid out the foundation for the new curriculum, they’ll be seeking the input... +Read More
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