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EXCLUSIVE: Leaked NTEP review concludes existing program 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...
The Yellowknife Education District No. 1 school board met on Feb. 12 for its monthly meeting and passed a motion to recommend extending trustee terms from three years to four. This would keep the board’s election term in sync with Yellowknife city councillors which moved to four years in last year’s municipal election. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

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