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Rankin mom gets son with speech challenges back to school full time

A four-year-old boy is back in kindergarten full time thanks to the efforts of his mom, Samantha Nakoolak, who wouldn't take no for an answer. Michael Tutanuak, 4, faces challenges with his speech and, as...

Encouraging success in education

When we look at our workplace environment, we see that we are in high-tech mode and the learning process or education is key to entry and success in the workplace. This involves participation of...

Cape Dorset promotes hands-on learning, Inuit traditional lessons

Youth in Cape Dorset are taking part in what is planned to be an annual program, assembling the first of hopefully many cabins that will be hauled out on the land to establish a...

Busy year ahead at John Arnalukjuak High School

John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) is looking to start the new school year on a bright note with the return of a full music program this semester, along with a number of other initiatives. Teacher...

Move to middle school from elementary a big jump for many students

The years spent in elementary school during the formative years of one’s educational journey can go a long way towards helping a student adapt to ever-changing environments in the years to come, educators agree. That...

Big year for a small number at Victor Sammurtok School

It’s all about boosting spirits and building enthusiasm for a fresh new year during the first few weeks of school at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet. Declining numbers that might have the student...

Inuktut curriculum development rewarding for former teacher

Curriculum developer Suzie Muckpah, team lead for Uqausiliriniq (language arts), came to education as a classroom assistant in the early 1980s. "I had a very good role model. My father was an ordained Anglican minister,...

Inuit language cannot be neglected

Nunavut Day was celebrated on Tuesday and we're 20 years into the creation of a territory with tremendous promise. Much has been accomplished over two decades and much remains to be done. Among the priorities...

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)...

My education: ‘Learning doesn’t have boundaries,’ says longtime Kitikmeot educator Susie Evyagotailak

"I believe we learn something every day – I believe we learn something small, sometimes it's big," said Susie Evyagotailak, a Kitikmeot educator for 31 years. "As an elder had once said, 'When I...

My education: ‘What you put into it is what you get out of it,’...

David Joanasie attended school in his home community of Cape Dorset and learned Inuktitut up until Grade 3. Afterwards there were still some Inuktitut classes, but lessons were primarily in English as of Grade...

My education: ‘I’m always learning,’ says Pauloosie Suvega, president of Nunavut Arctic College

Pauloosie Suvega, president of Nunavut Arctic College, said he has positive memories of his time at the original Peter Pitseoloak School in Cape Dorset, where he spent most of his youth, and Inuksuk High...

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. "They identify...

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...

EDITORIAL: Barriers to graduation holding back Nunavut’s progress

We are pleased – yet appalled – to see the Auditor General confirm some of our strongest theories about Nunavut's education system in its report to the Nunavut legislative assembly earlier this month. The...

ᐊᒡᕕᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓱᓕᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᒍᒻᒥᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᕆᔭᖓᓂ

ᐅᐱᐅᖅᑲᕗᒍᑦ – ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᑲᖅᓴᙱᓚᒍᑦ – ᑕᑯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᓴᙱᓛᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᖓᓐᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑑᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ, ᑕᐃᒎᓯᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐱᔨᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᕋᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓴᕋᐃᓛᖑᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ...

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...

EDITORIAL: Government’s engagement efforts missing the target

Considering the long-term rewards possible with a good education – a good job, stable income, sense of purpose, and others come to mind – we like to think education is a pretty important issue...

Several school grades closed in Iglulik due to teacher shortage, reports Quassa

Listening to his constituents, as well as the local radio in Iglulik, Aggu MLA Paul Quassa heard the disturbing news that students were asked not to attend school due to a teacher shortage. He said...