education

Provincial budget: Classrooms, care, communities and a deficit

Provincial budget: Classrooms, care, communities and a deficit

Mar 20, 2024 | 2:15pm
The 2024-25 Saskatchewan provincial budget features major spending on education, health care, municipalities and capital investments — and has a deficit to go along with it. A projected deficit of $273.2 million is forecast in the budget tabled by Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer in the legislature Wednesday. It is the final budget of her […]
Cockrill Refuses Olive Branch Extended by STF

Cockrill Refuses Olive Branch Extended by STF

Mar 15, 2024 | 10:53am
In Saskatchewan, tensions between teachers and the provincial government have escalated as contract negotiations hit another roadblock. The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) issued a notice of rotating noon-hour supervision withdrawal for March 18 and 19, following Education Minister Jeremy Cockrill’s refusal to engage in binding arbitration regarding class size and complexity issues. The STF had […]
Saskatchewan government rejects offer to go into binding arbitration with teachers

Saskatchewan government rejects offer to go into binding arbitration with teachers

Mar 15, 2024 | 7:27am
Contract negotiations between Saskatchewan teachers and the province have hit another snag, along with a renewed round of finger-pointing. The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation says it would have stopped all future job action if the province accepted binding arbitration, but the governing Saskatchewan Party government says it won’t do that. Teachers Federation president Samantha Becotte says […]
Saskatchewan legislature members spar over impasse with teachers

Saskatchewan legislature members spar over impasse with teachers

Mar 12, 2024 | 10:41am
Debate over a labour dispute between Saskatchewan teachers and the province heated up in the legislature Monday, with the Opposition demanding the government get a deal done. The education minister, however, said it’s the teachers union that needs to return to the bargaining table.  On Monday, Saskatchewan teachers paused volunteering in extracurricular activities for the next three days as […]
Teachers Announce Job Action for Thursday March 14th

Teachers Announce Job Action for Thursday March 14th

Mar 11, 2024 | 10:57am
The feud between the provincial government, and teachers is continuing with no end in sight. Teachers are kicking off the week with a ban on all extra curricular activities province wide, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. That means teachers will not take part in the organization, supervision and facilitation of activities including athletics, non-curricular arts, field […]
Teachers Pushing To Have New Education Funding Enshrined in their Contract

Teachers Pushing To Have New Education Funding Enshrined in their Contract

Mar 8, 2024 | 2:21pm
On Friday the Sask Party Government announced it had reached a deal with the Saskatchewan School Boards Association on allocating the new money announced by the government earlier this week. https://www.620ckrm.com/2024/03/08/government-strikes-deal-with-school-boards-about-classroom-supports-and-mental-health-recources/ The province says the four-year agreement guarantees base funding of $356.6 million annually for classroom supports, including increased investment in youth mental health resources. […]
Premier Moe Announces Increase to Education Budget

Premier Moe Announces Increase to Education Budget

Mar 6, 2024 | 8:08pm
The Sask Party Government is laying all their cards on the table. The teacher’s strike has been dragging on for weeks, with both sides accusing the other of wrong doing. Teachers want to bargain class size and class complexity at the provincial level, with the people who pay the bills. The Sask Party Government has […]
Teachers Launch Provincewide Ban on Extra-Curricular Activities

Teachers Launch Provincewide Ban on Extra-Curricular Activities

Mar 5, 2024 | 11:19am
Teachers in Saskatchewan have begun a two day ban on participation in extra curricular activities at school. This will effect sports teams, dram clubs and many other before and after school programs. The teachers announced they were going to take this step several days ago, and offered to not follow through on this job action […]
Teachers Marching at the Legislature

Teachers Marching at the Legislature

Mar 4, 2024 | 12:07pm
The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation says approximately 3500 members are marching around the legislature, as they rally to try and get the government to come back to the bargaining table to talk about class size and class complexity as part of the deal. “We are very grateful for the number of teachers and supporters who were […]
U of R Offering Full Year Registration for the first time

U of R Offering Full Year Registration for the first time

Feb 19, 2024 | 5:20am
The University of Regina is implementing a new, and it believes better way for students to plan their academic careers. For the first time the U of R is offering “full year registration” for the first time. This means students can register for classes across three terms: spring/summer 2024, fall 2024, and winter 2025. The […]