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Gov’t increases cash for  early learning

Gov’t increases cash for early learning

| 23/09/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The monthly payments for parents in the Early Childhood Assistance Programme (ECAP) has been increased by $50 for supplementary funding and $30 for basic funding to help parents who are struggling in the face of the current health crisis. The programme helps parents of Caymanians kids aged three and over cover the cost of […]

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Sex and gender education key to fight abuse

Sex and gender education key to fight abuse

| 18/09/2020 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Educating young people, teachers, parents and guardians on the sensitive subjects of gender identity, sexual orientation and mental health is important in the fight against discrimination, bullying, abuse, mental illness and even suicide, according to Colours Cayman, a local LGBT advocacy group. With a recent surge in hate speech and verbal attacks on the […]

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DES adjusts Year 12 programme requirements

DES adjusts Year 12 programme requirements

| 01/09/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): As all students returned to government schools this week, it emerged that COVID-19 has created yet another challenge for education in the Cayman Islands. Year 12 students taking the Dual Entry Programme usually start their final year of compulsory learning based on the results of external exams taken in the summer. But since they […]

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Online classes over as kids return to school

Online classes over as kids return to school

| 26/08/2020 | 32 Comments

(CNS): There will be no need for any more online classes during the first week of term because all student will be back behind their desks by 31 August as a result of the new relaxed COVID-19 regulations revealed this week. School leaders will no longer need to worry about social distancing in class and […]

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All kids will need to wear masks in school

All kids will need to wear masks in school

| 17/08/2020 | 135 Comments

(CNS): With government schools expected to begin classes either online or in person on 26 August, officials have inspected facilities to ensure they are ready for students in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Cayman appears to have contained the virus, schools are still considered high-risk environments for transmission. All school students as well […]

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Schools to open in the face of a ‘new normal’

Schools to open in the face of a ‘new normal’

| 11/08/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Education Services has released a schedule of key dates for the upcoming start of the new academic year under a ‘new normal’, given the concerns regarding COVID-19. While Cayman is now believed to be coronavirus free, there are still concerns of a resurgence and as a result students will be experiencing […]

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London rep says no need to fear COVID in UK

London rep says no need to fear COVID in UK

| 31/07/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): André Ebanks, the Cayman Islands Government representative to the UK and Europe, based at the London office, said that Cayman students and those going back to work in the UK do not need to fear COVID-19 there. However, Britain has suffered some of the worst impacts in the world, currently having well over a […]

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Private schools praised over home-learning

Private schools praised over home-learning

| 23/07/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Office of Education Standards has found that the private school system adapted well to the environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic school shut-down. While inspectors had found much to be concerned about in their report on the government schools last month, in a report released this week leaders and teachers in private schools […]

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School day to be extended

School day to be extended

| 01/07/2020 | 158 Comments

(CNS): When Cayman students return to government schools in August and September they will be facing a school day that will be longer than they are used to. Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has confirmed that to help students catch up on missing time because of the COVID-19 shutdown, at least 30 minutes, possibly even an […]

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Training centre applies for ‘green’ EU grant

Training centre applies for ‘green’ EU grant

| 23/06/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The private sector vocational training centre, Inspire Cayman Training, has applied for specialist European Union grants that will allow it to offer scholarships for around 260 local people to train as renewable energy technicians and dive instructors. ICT, working in partnership with Grand Cayman Eco Divers and GreenTech Solar, is hoping to cover the […]

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Ministry: Students suffer COVID trauma

Ministry: Students suffer COVID trauma

| 22/06/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The education ministry believes schools will have to deal with many students who are traumatized as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic when they return in September. These metal health issues will need to be dealt with before effective learning can take place and gaps the addressed, officials have said. Following a recent critical […]

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