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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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Prairie South School Division received the Premier’s Board of Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in Education at this year’s Saskatchewan School Boards Association’s 100th anniversary annual fall general assembly.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Article

When Reader’s Digest decided to launch the inaugural Canadian Innovators in Education Awards this year, the concept was to recognize educators who were seen to be improving learning on a large scale while achieving lasting change in the classroom.

In partnership with the Canadian Education Association, the winners were announced recently and while Central Okanagan School District based in Kelowna won the first-place award of $25,000, it was Sun West School Division that claimed second place nationally and the $10,000 prize that went with it.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Article

There’s an inescapable irony that you would be hard pressed to find a more collaborative bunch than teachers when it comes to their general demeanour. Yet, as is often corroborated by members of the profession, that collaboration frequently doesn’t extend to the workplace where relative isolation can often be the norm.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Article

SANDY BAY – There’s northern Saskatchewan, and then there’s Sandy Bay.

Even the gravel road – the only road in or out of this northern enclave – only hints at the isolation of this community of more than 1,300 people. As staff at the school confirmed, it’s in excess of two hours to Creighton, which serves as the primary destination when it comes to purchasing groceries and the like. Although admittedly based on only a fairly brief stopover, the housing issues are considerable to put it mildly.  This is not a place for those who shirk a challenge.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Starting Out

Much of the language that is frequently favoured by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation when it comes to public education revealingly is shared by high school students, if the youth panel at the Saskatchewan School Boards Association’s 100th anniversary fall general assembly is any indication.

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