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Saturday, February 17, 2018
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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.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018
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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.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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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.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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It did not take long for newly minted Premier Scott Moe to shuffle the deck when it came to naming his inaugural cabinet.

Three of his four opponents from the recent Saskatchewan Party leadership campaign landed cabinet spots, including Gord Wyant who was named Minister of Education as well as Deputy Premier.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Article

During his keynote presentation at the Learning From Practice conference, Corey O’Soup, Saskatchewan’s Advocate for Children and Youth, called on fellow educators to lend their invaluable influence in an effort to deal with the often overwhelming difficulties faced by Indigenous youth in Saskatchewan, particularly in the North.

O’Soup, who has been in his current role since 2016 and is the first Indigenous person to hold this position, said that he brings some unique perspective. He also indicated he draws heavily on his background as a teacher.

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