Premier Brad Wall was in Saskatoon talking to high school students about the Saskatchewan government's plan to help with the cost of post-secondary education.
Starting this year, the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship program will give all Grade 12 students who enroll at a post-secondary institution $500 per year to a maximum of $2,000.
Laryssa Barry, a Grade 12 student at Mount Royal Collegiate in Saskatoon, said this program gives her another reason to stay in Saskatchewan.
Students in Saskatchewan's Living Sky School Division may soon start learning outside of the traditional classroom.
The division which includes the Battlefords and surrounding communities is looking into the possibility of creating specialized academies.
Jim Shevchuk with Living Sky says there are schools in other provinces and even here in Saskatchewan that have a focus on certain areas.
The Saskatoon Teachers Association (STA) is anticipating larger class sizes next
year as teachers on short-term contracts don't yet know if they'll be welcomed
back to the classroom.
“Usually at this time of the year, (teachers) are given an indication that there will be work for them in the new school year,” said president of the STA, John McGettigan. “But this year seems to be a little different.”
With an increase in people using Facebook to look for
missing family members or to discuss recent murder cases before the Saskatchewan
courts, one university professor believes it can have negative repercussions in
the court room.
Depending on the information discussed, online musings and conversations could jeopardize a trial and even land someone in jail, said Sanjeev Anand, the dean of law at University of Saskatchewan.
CEO of a Canadian charity was in Saskatoon today, highlighting the need to
provide more confidence and support for Aboriginal youth entering post-secondary
institutions and the work force.
Roberta Jamieson, the first Aboriginal woman to earn a law degree in Canada and now president and CEO of Indspire, spoke at a Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority event.
One of Regina's most prominent private high schools is about to get bigger.
Luther College High School announced plans for a major expansion. Phase one of the three part project involves The first phase of the expansion includes a new gym, fine arts classes, additional student commons, and a number of infastructure upgrades. These additions will come at a cost $17.3 million.
Bryan Hillis is the president of the school. He is hoping the provincial government will add onto the $689, 000 that the school is already getting.
The Saskatchewan School Boards Association is sending potential board trustees to school.
In an effort to increase the number of candidates, the association is holding a specialized workshop ahead of fall municipal and school board elections.
"We would like to see an increase in people putting their names forward. Elections are a very healthy and important part of the democratic process," said Sandi Urban-Hall, president of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association.
Final report cards are coming out soon but parents are learning those grades are definitely not as simple as they once were.
Should kids be allowed to fail?
The issue is popping up in a national debate about consequences and grades after a teacher in Edmonton was recently suspended for handing out zeros.
How does it work in Regina?
Elementary and high school students are not giving Saskatoon's public schools a gold star.
The results from the 2012 Tell Them From Me student survey show some negative results in categories surrounding student engagement.
Grade 12 students rated relevance of what they're learning at 5.9 out of 10. That's compared to a 7.5 rating from Grade 6 students.
The Saskatchewan Association for Community Living (SACL) brought together experts, advocates and families Saturday morning.
The keynote speaker was Dr.Vianne Timmons, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Regina. She used professional and personal experience to talk about the importance of "inclusion" in education.
"My research area is working with children and adults with disabilities... and I'm a mother of a daughter with with fetal alcohol syndrome," she said.