News Release – December 19, 2011
GOVERNMENT TO CONSULT WITH EDUCATORS ON MATH INSTRUCTION, CURRICULUM
The success and achievement of all Saskatchewan students is a priority for the Government of Saskatchewan. As such, in an effort to address concerns coming from parents and a petition from the Western Initiative for Strengthening Education in Math, the government will be facilitating a consultation and engagement process with frontline educators across Saskatchewan.
“The best feedback we can get is to start with our frontline teachers – the ones that are actually teaching the curriculum, working with children and working with parents – that’s going to give us some really good dialogue,” Education Minister Donna Harpauer said.
To conduct this dialogue, Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Russ Marchuk and Gene Makowsky who both have education experience in past roles as classroom teachers, will be hosting six unique sessions with teachers across the province in late January to early February.
Minister Harpauer has initiated this consultation process by contacting education partners in school divisions, who have been invited to participate in discussions around the effective instruction of math curriculum.
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