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George Town Primary struggling to make progress

George Town Primary struggling to make progress

| 25/09/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): George Town Primary School has failed to make enough progress when it comes to teaching mathematics, inspectors found in a follow-up report at the school to the baseline inspections that took place in 2015. Some three years and two follow-up inspections later, the Office of Education Standa [...]

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Science to become core focus in schools

Science to become core focus in schools

| 10/09/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): A new National Science Education Strategy will be implemented in government schools over the next five years which, according to ministry officials, will “cultivate a scientific mindset” and bring the core subject to the forefront in all schools. Education Minister Juliana O’Con [...]

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Issues with distribution of scholarship funds

Issues with distribution of scholarship funds

| 03/09/2018
Can you please bring to the spotlight an issue with the Scholarship Secretariat? Kids have been waiting since June to have their tuition fees paid at three US universities with suspension for non-payment and late fees piling on. No one is answering emails or phone. It’s a crisis and shame. [...]

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School curriculum facing future changes

School curriculum facing future changes

| 29/08/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): By 2021, the Cayman Islands education curriculum will be changed, teachers will have an increase in salary and the John Gray High School will be built, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly promised teachers during the annual education professionals welcome last week. It will be an [...]

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JGHS project back on agenda

JGHS project back on agenda

| 22/08/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Ten years since the groundbreaking of the John Gray High School campus project, which was followed by a catalog of problems with the contractors at the time, the proposed redevelopment is back on the government’s agenda. Local contractors wanting to bid on the construction project were [...]

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Ministry to enforce national school dress code

Ministry to enforce national school dress code

| 21/08/2018 | 170 Comments
(CNS): All children attending government schools must follow a strict national dress code at the start of the next academic year, which includes short hair for all boys and modest skirts for girls. While most schools already have their own uniform and dress policies, the Ministry of Education, in co [...]

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Behaviour main concern for primary students

Behaviour main concern for primary students

| 17/08/2018 | 83 Comments
(CNS): The disruptive behaviour of some students remains a major concern, not only for parents of children at government schools but also for the students that are attending them, according to the results of stakeholder surveys conducted by the Office of Education Standards (OES) as part of its rec [...]

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Calls intensify for teachers’ pay hike

Calls intensify for teachers’ pay hike

| 17/08/2018 | 96 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo, the member for Newlands, has filed a private member’s motion for the next Legislative Assembly sitting calling on government to increase pay for all teachers on the education ministry pay-roll. The target of paying government school teachers at leas [...]

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College scholarships to be means tested

College scholarships to be means tested

| 16/08/2018 | 109 Comments
(CNS): Recommendations that the Cayman Islands Education Council made to the Ministry of Education to introduce means testing for scholarships have been adopted, paving the way for resources to be concentrated where they are really needed, according to the council’s chairman, Dan Scott. The te [...]

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Opposition calls for more education spending

Opposition calls for more education spending

| 09/08/2018 | 96 Comments
(CNS) Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller is urging government to invest more cash in the education system in this budget cycle. The independent member for North Side said he plans to file a private member’s motion ahead of the next Legislative Assembly meeting calling for an injection of funds t [...]

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A teacher’s perspective

A teacher’s perspective

| 06/08/2018 | 87 Comments
Teacha 2 writes: I worked in several government schools for many years. For the most part, I saw many hard-working teachers, whether local or expat, do their best to try to help their students achieve. I met many parents as well, good people who also did their best. The challenges that teachers and [...]

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