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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Sask Bulletin

As the whole fiasco in Alberta around radically proposed K-6 curriculum changes plays out, delegates to the Alberta Teachers’ Association Annual Representative Assembly voted 99 percent in favour of a non-confidence motion in Education Minister Adriana LaGrange.

Meanwhile, according to Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Associate Executive Director Ian Krips, he is confident a quite different philosophy in Saskatchewan will not mirror how things have evolved in our neighbouring province.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Sask Bulletin

The Alberta Teachers’ Association is calling for the Government of Alberta to stop all work on the piloting and implementation of the draft curriculum until an independent, open and full review and rewrite can occur.

The Association has published full-page ads in daily newspapers across Alberta to issue the call for a moratorium and to show support for school boards and teachers that decide not to participate in piloting.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Sask Bulletin

Engagement is key to student learning and success. However, due to the significant and often traumatic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many students have become disconnected and disengaged from schooling and education despite the best efforts of staff.

The pandemic has also exacerbated the disengagement long experienced by students marginalized by the education system and by society. It is therefore more important than ever to focus on reconnecting and re-engaging with all students, whether you are teaching in person or remotely.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Sask Bulletin

Education Minister Dustin Duncan indicated that “the Ministry of Education recognizes the important role of principals and vice-principals within the school setting.

“There are no current plans to move principals or vice-principals out of the provincial teacher collective bargaining agreement, as this is a matter for the bargaining table.”

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Thursday, June 17, 2021
Sask Bulletin

“As the employers of education staff in this province, I want to collectively express my heartfelt thanks to the great work that has been done by teachers and school staff under very difficult circumstances,” said Shawn Davidson, President of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association.

According to Davidson, “I know how challenging and hard it has been at all levels in our schools, and I have to say that throughout it all they have made it as good as possible for our students.”

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