Thursday, February 22, 2018
Judging by the dialogue from the various table groups at Presidents’ Forum, the issue of intensification for teachers is clearly not the same in all school divisions.
The common denominator, not surprisingly, was the sort of trust and relationship teachers had – or did not have – with their respective central office and school board personnel.
One of those who lauded the relationship was Todd Handspiker from the North West Teachers’ Association.
“In our division our greatest challenge is the geography with such a large division, but for the most part I would say we work well together. We’ve managed to make some significant progress in this area from every grade level, from elementary to high school.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
REGINA–Saskatchewan school boards believe the education system is at a critical point, and funding sufficiency is of major concern for school divisions who are already planning for the 2018-19 school year.
Without restored funding and renewed investment, school boards will not have the resources needed to deal with rising student enrolment numbers, suitable classroom supports and keeping up with inflationary pressures.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
It might have taken 18 months to arrive at the point where the Central Urban Métis Federation (1993) Inc., (CUMFI) and Saskatoon Public Schools were on hand to sign a Memorandum of Understanding at Westmount Community School; however, patience has come to characterize this collaborative partnership that dates back 14 years.
This latest step in the relationship is intended to further formalize their collaborative work to bring Métis history and teaching to all students within the school division.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
While Teacher-Staff Appreciation Week is intended to recognize and celebrate the work being done by the province’s 13,000 teachers and staff, it’s equally important to contemplate the nearly 200,000 students in the province when you consider what public education is all about.
It is therefore especially poignant that while the theme of this year’s event is Inspiration Through Learning the fact is that this is a reciprocal journey for educators and students alike.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Following the most recent meeting of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) Executive, the Federation has made an application to the Educational Relations Board (ERB) for binding arbitration in talks on a new contract for the province’s 13,500 teachers.
This is the first time in the history of the Federation that an application for binding arbitration has been made, thereby making the decision of the arbitrator final and binding for both parties.