News

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

There are two ways to look at it when the public spotlight shines in your direction.

As far as Janet Foord, president of the Canadian School Boards Association, is concerned, while public education in this country is increasingly in the news these days, that’s a good thing because it means that the topic is at the forefront in terms of public awareness.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

Councillors at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Council supported the motion that STF Policy 2.7 (Special Subject Councils) be rescinded and replaced with the proposed policy on professional growth networks. It is a result of a policy review conducted by the Special Subject Council Coordinating Committee and Federation staff.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation has some concerns regarding the news that the provincial government is re-visiting the controversial Lean management approach within the education sector, after less-than-favourable reviews when earlier applied to the health care sector.

While the Federation said it would be in support of a Lean consultant if it meant there were efficiencies realized in the overall delivery of public education, it is adamant that any potential cost-saving measures must not come at the expense of the classroom.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

Education Minister Don Morgan announced in July that The Registered Teachers Act has been proclaimed into force, which establishes the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB). Under the Act, the SPTRB will be responsible for teacher certification and discipline in Saskatchewan. This will provide for a single, independent organization to administer the regulatory process.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

Among the approximately 1,700 participants from around the world who attended the Education International 7th World Congress in Ottawa this summer were three representatives from the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation: President Patrick Maze, Executive Director Gwen Dueck and Associate Executive Director Shelly Tootoosis.

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