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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Resource Connections

Can 50 years really have elapsed since Canadians celebrated the 100th anniversary of Confederation? Those of us who were around then remember well Expo 67 and Bobby Gimby’s Canada song, as well as school projects and community events geared to the centennial.

Canada’s sesquicentennial provides us with many opportunities to reflect on the past, celebrate accomplishments, confront injustices and oppression, and take action towards a better future for all Canadians.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Editorial

Let me take you back to a lovely summer day in Regina–June 1 to be exact–and I’m pretty sure that Education Minister Don Morgan implored the various education partners to look at ways they could cut costs due to the now depleted provincial coffers.

When asked afterwards if the Ministry had its own bottom line in terms of how much cost savings could be realized, Morgan suggested that this wasn’t the case.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Sask Bulletin Article

Charlene Bearhead isn’t one who is in the least reluctant to speak her mind, but that doesn’t imply for a minute that the education lead at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation doesn’t have a cerebral side as well.

As those attending the 25th anniversary version of the Learning From Practice conference, the two facets were visibly in tandem as Bearhead naturally referenced the now well-documented residential school experience, while also outlining how she envisions a potentially better future for the education system in this country.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Sask Bulletin Article

In its submission to the kindergarten to Grade 12 educational governance review, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation made it clear that potential wide-sweeping changes in the sector are not necessarily bad, but at the same time stressed there are some ifs and buts that need to be contemplated.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Sask Bulletin Article

Invariably in these rather uncertain times of potentially unprecedented changes to the education landscape in the coming weeks and months, there is much to ponder.

It was against this backdrop that those from around the province who gathered for the President’s Forum did their best to not only anticipate what might be the outcome of the governance review process, but also what might be the best course of action.

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