October 14-20, 2018 marks Education Week across the province. While we are always grateful for Saskatchewan teachers, this week we also recognize the work of our students. The theme of this year’s Education Week is A World of Learning for Every Student. The Federation thanks teachers across the province for their work and celebrates the students who will guide our future.
Read more about Education Week.
A byelection has been called in the provincial constituency of Regina Northeast. Voters will go to the polls on September 12, 2018. There are six candidates on the ballot.
The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation continues in its efforts to bring public education issues to the forefront of our political discourse. To that end, we asked each of the six candidates three questions. So far, four of the six candidates have responded. As such, we are posting those responses today. We will post other responses in the order they are received.
- In 1990, an extra 10 weeks of parental leave benefits were added to the Unemployment Insurance, which could be used by either parent or split between them.
- In 1990-91, STF registered with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission as an affirmative action employer to improve its employment of women, people of Aboriginal ancestry, and people with disabilities.
- In 1994, Carol Moen was elected STF’s Vice-President and in 1996 she became STF’s fourth female President.
- In 1995, Heather-jane Robertson received the George C. Croskery Memorial Award for meritorious service to education from the Canadian College of Teachers and two years later the Distinguished Educator Award of the Ontario Institute for Studies of Education, and two nominations for the Persons Award for her outstanding work in advancing the status of women.