Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Over the past five years, the Following Their Voices initiative has been successful in improving First Nations, Métis and Inuit student credit attainment and grad rates. The Government of Saskatchewan said in a recent news release that it is encouraged by the positive results it is seeing at the 34 Saskatchewan schools that are participating in the initiative.
Since FTV has been put into place in these classrooms, positive outcomes of the initiative include a 20 percent increase in credit attainment and an 11.8 percent increase in three-year graduation rates.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
The Lloydminster Catholic School Division is celebrating providing French immersion to Lloydminster students for the past 35 years.
École St. Thomas held its annual Carnaval February 4 to 7, and it was their biggest yet with French immersion alumni visiting the school to celebrate the program’s past.
Monday, March 30, 2020
An abundance of research produced over the past decade demonstrates unequivocally the causal relationship between the intensification of teacher workload and the undermining of teacher well-being, broadly defined. Equally, survey after survey shows that in the face of this reality, both teachers and school leaders remain thoroughly committed to the goals of their profession, their students, their colleagues, their parents, their community and to public education writ large.
However, recent research also suggests that teachers have a tipping point when it comes to maximizing the variables of workload and commitment. Consequently, principals today are asking themselves, what can I do to assure teachers that their visionary, passionate and monumentally important work is making a difference in a world of ever-tightening restraints and ever-expanding responsibilities within the professional environment?
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Reconciliation is a word that is frequently referenced among educators, but Regina teacher Denee Repski felt strongly that merely talking about it was not sufficient.
In an effort to bring a real-world feel to her 28 English Language Arts 30 students at Campbell Collegiate, the whole idea behind her McDowell Foundation funded research project, History Underground: The Road to Reconciliation, was to actually make Regina’s rather infamous North Central area the de facto classroom.
Friday, March 20, 2020
On March 18, 2020 the Government of Saskatchewan had planned to release its 2020-21 Budget. Given the emergence of COVID-19 in the province, the government instead presented estimates for 2020-21. Estimates present the government’s spending plans for the upcoming year, but do not include projections on revenue.
Total education expense is estimated at $2.6 billion, representing an increase of $86 million (3.5 percent), compared to 2019-20. This includes: