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Minister of education reveals plan for post-secondary

The minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Caroline Cochrane, is looking ahead at the proposed transition of Aurora College to a polytechnic university. The minister released a new strategic framework and shared the government's vision...

EDITORIAL: Fresh start for new school year

Just a few short months ago parents and students were preparing for graduation. Now as summer begins its retreat thoughts turn to a new academic year. Back to school time means thinking about several things:...
Caroline Cochrane, the minister of Education, Culture and Employment, has committed to supporting the Growing Together program for young children and their families in Hay River. NNSL file photo

GNWT appeals NWT court decision on Francophone school admission

The Government of NWT announced Friday that it's appealing a court decision that found Education Minister Caroline Cochrane had failed to consider a Francophone child's Charter rights to French schooling. The court decision came after...
Zack Horton scored 100 per cent on his final exams in math this year, earning him the honour of being the top student in the territory in that subject. Cody Punter/NNSL photo

Hay River math whiz tops in the territory

A Grade 12 Hay River student scored 100 per cent on his final exams in math this year, earning him the honour of being the top student in the territory in his subject. “On the...

Yk youth launch suicide awareness campaign

A youth group would like to remind you that if you're feeling low, you're not alone. The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre's youth committee has launched a suicide prevention campaign to raise awareness of mental...

Teachers sharpen leadership skills

The school year is over, but the learning hasn’t stopped for some of Nunavut’s teachers. Dozens of educators — principals, assistant-principals and teachers — are enrolled in a Certificate in Educational Leadership in Nunavut (CELN)...

Dancing toward summer vacation in Naujaat

Tuugaalik High School physical education teacher Gaspare Minaudo conducted a square-dancing unit to help move toward the end of the school year in Naujaat recently. It culminated with the entire student body and staff members...

Grade 12 grad presents case for project-based learning camp

Instead of writing a final exam for Grade 12 Social Studies, the students in Patrick McDermott’s class at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit spend their semester working on a project, then presenting it. Inuksuk High...

Will territorial, national and international outcry spur governments to language and education action in...

A group of Nunavummiut, along with Canadian and international scholars, released an open letter to the world’s language commissioners gathering in Toronto today, asking for their help in addressing the language setbacks in Nunavut. “Two...

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked review concludes Inuit instruction doomed to fail

“The present configuration of the NTEP (Nunavut Teacher Education Program) is not capable of producing a bilingual, Inuit teacher workforce.” This according to the NTEP review report by Directions Evidence and Policy Research Group. The...
Yellowknife Education District No. 1 office, May 2014 NNSL photo

Education briefs: Yk1

Mildred Hall School expanding parking lot This summer, Mildred Hall School will be getting a much needed improvement to the parking and drop-off zones outside of the school. Tram Do, director of corporate services for Yellowknife...

Eight teachers welcomed into the NWT Education Hall of Fame

  On June 5, Education Minister Caroline Cochrane welcomed eight individuals into the NWT Education Hall of Fame. The educators – hailing from Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson and Hay River – were recognized for their...

Scholarships

Tuition costs can be a major barrier to higher learning for some NWT and Nunavut residents, so scholarships and grants are a tremendous reward. There are many avenues for Northern applicants. Below is a list...
Yellowknife Education District No. 1 office, May 2014 NNSL photo

Yk1 to shed teaching jobs

In an April budget meeting for the Yk 1 school board, shareholders and attendees heard there will be a reduction of hours for educators in some city schools. A document provided at the meeting outlined...

Nunavut students are stressed, going into debt due to decade-old assistance formula

Correction: An earlier version of this story provided an incorrect figure for the FANS annual budget. The correct figure for fiscal year 2018/2019 is $8,352,000. ———————————— Robert Clift, the Family Services director whose job it is...

First Qikiqtaaluk science fair in 18 years yields three projects for nationals

Thanks to a movement to resurrect science fairs in the region, three Inuksuk High School students will represent the Qikiqtaaluk at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in May, providing $10,000 can be raised. The national fair...
Glen Brake, the founder of Inuvik’s Western Arctic School of Music, poses with instruments that he’ll be shipping out to Paulatuk’s Angik School. He’s also helping to set up similar music programs in communities such as Aklavik and Fort McPherson. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Inuvik music school offers helping hand to neighbouring communities

Students at Angik School in Paulatuk can find soon themselves sitting in a music classroom learning how to play an instrument, thanks to the help of Inuvik’s Western Arctic School of Music (WASM). In addition...

Long-time Nunavut educator critiques territory’s education system in new book

The last time Nunavummiut heard from retired teacher Nick Newbery was at a 2015 ceremony, when he donated 3,600 photographs to the Government of Nunavut. (Those photos remain available for download and use by Nunavummiut.) Now...

GNWT wants your input on post-secondary education

The Department of Education Culture and Employment (ECE) is asking the public for feedback on the future of post-secondary education in the Northwest Territories. "The Government Response to the Aurora College Foundational Review committed to...

New associate deputy minister of post-secondary education appointed

Dr. Thomas Weegar has been appointed the associate deputy minister of post-secondary education for the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). Premier Bob McLeod and Caroline Cochrane, minister of Education, Culture and Employment made the announcement...

YK public school board votes to extend trustee terms

The Yellowknife Educational District No.1 board of trustees met for their monthly meeting on Feb. 12 and voted on extending the term of trustees to four years instead of three. The motion passed unanimously. Last...

Yellowknife principal wins national award

A Yellowknife principal has been recognized as one of the country’s top educators. William McDonald Middle School principal Jeff Seabrook has been named one of The Learning Partnership Canada’s Outstanding Principals of 2019. The outstanding...

NWT Grad Class’s, 2018

If you dont see the 2018 Grad class you are looking for in this post check out our  NWT Graduation Supplement, 2018 or Nunavut Graduation Supplement, 2018 Yellowknife Hay River   Inuvik