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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

It might have taken a while, and even a second career, but there was no doubting Dr. Janet Mort’s passion and conviction that as a ubiquitous 70 year old, the British Columbia-based researcher and author is certain she has it right when it comes to literacy and the youngest students in the school system.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

Against the backdrop of Education Minister Don Morgan declaring a day to profile financial literacy, it was fitting that Jane Rooney, Canada’s first financial literacy leader, would be addressing the Saskatchewan School Boards Association’s annual fall general assembly.

Appointed in 2014, Rooney works to co-ordinate financial literacy initiatives across the country and is particularly keen on it becoming more prevalent in school curriculums in the future.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

I arrived in Annapolis, Maryland on July 12 to attend the Maury Project – a workshop designed to give science teachers an in-depth study of oceanographic and meteorological subjects, including waves, tides and ocean-atmosphere interactions. The program hosted teachers from 14 different states, one from Guam and one from Canada – me!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

Not surprisingly what the presenters at the Strengthening Schools, Strengthening Inclusion workshop were advocating was by their own admission not an especially easy journey.

Dr. Gordon Porter, director of Inclusive Education Canada, identified a series of challenges that schools face on what he candidly said was not a straight-ahead road if trying to achieve legitimate inclusion.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

Even though he might have been preaching to the choir, Joel Westheimer’s  keynote address to this year’s Councillor Conference was clear when he implored the decision-makers in public education to “let teachers teach.”

Westheimer, a native of the United States, who now makes his home in Canada, has a wide array of education-related experience internationally. He has seen numerous examples of how teachers have been undermined by the widespread use of standardized testing.

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