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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Sask Bulletin

Reading the recently released report, Alberta School Leadership Within the Teaching Profession 2019: Seismic Shifts and Fault Lines: Experiencing the Highs, Lows and Shadows, worked to confirm my hopes and my fears for principals as instructional leaders in schools today. The research, sponsored by the Alberta Teachers’ Association and conducted by researchers from the University of Alberta, shares findings from a 2019 study of school leaders across publicly funded schools in Alberta.

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Sask Bulletin

The Teachers’ Bargaining Committee has put their money where their mouth is in the latest development of the current bargaining negotiations aimed at securing a new collective agreement for the province’s 13,000 teachers.

The TBC informed the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee that in seeking to find solutions to the challenges of complex classrooms, they would be willing to consider a one-time contribution of $21 million in health plan contributions from the government. This is on the condition that the contribution would be matched by government.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Media Advisory

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation has appointed Courtney Forseth to the role of Director, Public Relations. As part of her role, Courtney is the first point of contact for all media inquiries.

She may be reached at 306-373-1660 (switchboard) or toll-free at 1-800-667-7762, 306-221-4209 (cell), or at courtney.forseth@stf.sk.ca.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
News Release

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is encouraged by the Minister’s willingness to address classroom size and composition. However, the suggestion of a provincial team to address the issue is lacking specifics on how the team would function, its mandate and how it would be held accountable to deliver real impact inside the province’s schools.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Sask Bulletin

REGINA–In advance of the World Teachers’ Day celebrations in front of the Saskatchewan Legislature, there were plenty of unknowns in terms of how the day would play out.

Yet, there were two totally predictable outcomes. Even though it was a pleasant autumn day, of course there was going to be wind. This was Regina after all. Also, the “celebrations” were always going to include none-too-subtle messages about the current plight of public education in the province, specifically in terms of class size and composition as the provincial collective bargaining scenario continues to unfold.

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