Thursday, December 1, 2016
Although there were distinct differences between the two projects, there was equally ample evidence of how the grand plan to celebrate Canada’s 150-year anniversary next year has proven to be an ideal catalyst for schools as they strive to make stronger connections with their respective communities.
Friday, November 25, 2016
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation has released a new teacher resource entitled Truth and Reconciliation: What is it About?, a classroom discussion booklet developed by CTF and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. The booklet is now available through CTF’s Publications Catalogue.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
As the Saskatchewan government contemplates what lies ahead with it now officially announced that they are dealing with a $1 billion budget deficit, one of the few areas likely to be untouched, for now at least, is the PreK-12 education sector.
Deputy Premier and Education Minister Don Morgan indicated that he was aware that any in-year reductions similar to what other ministries are facing would be “extremely disruptive,” citing the possibility of layoffs.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Even though home economics has long been a standard elective for high school students dating back to the turn of the century, the evolution in recent years has been considerable.
At the University of Manitoba, for example, home economics is now known as human ecology. Closer to home, one only had to scan the list of sessions offered at the 48th Annual Saskatchewan Home Economics Teachers’ Association and Association of Saskatchewan Home Economists Conference.
Monday, November 21, 2016
The number of Grade 3 students reading at grade level continues to rise, thanks to the collaborative work between the education sector and the Ministry of Education. School division data from 2016 shows that 74 percent of students are reading at grade level compared to 65 percent in 2013.