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Miller takes on ministry over school playing field

Miller takes on ministry over school playing field

| 17/07/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller (North Side) has said he is determined to do whatever it takes to get a playing field for his constituency’s primary school, as a major battle with the education ministry appears to have come to an impasse. The field at the Edna Moyle Primary School is in [...]

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Ed ministry rolls out new inspection framework

Ed ministry rolls out new inspection framework

| 27/06/2018 | 20 Comments
(CNS): All schools in the Cayman Islands, including non-government institutions, will be measured under new standards from the start of the new academic year in September, education officials have said. The Office of Educational Standards has published a framework document, “Successful Schools [...]

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UCCI urges silent victims to come forward

UCCI urges silent victims to come forward

| 04/06/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Following the conviction of maths professor Pavlov Rameau on multiple counts of possessing indecent images of children, his former employer, the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI), released a statement Friday announcing a zero tolerance policy toward sexual harassment and any ot [...]

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Public asked to weigh in on school inspections

Public asked to weigh in on school inspections

| 18/05/2018 | 67 Comments
(CNS): The Office of Education Standards (OES) is calling on the general public to offer input, thoughts and comments on the new schools inspection framework. The office will be holding district meetings and conducting social media polls via the government Facebook page to encourage educators, par [...]

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JGHS student arrested for assaulting teacher

JGHS student arrested for assaulting teacher

| 12/02/2018
(CNS): A teenage boy from John Gray High School has been arrested following an altercation with a teacher at the school last week. Both the police and the school’s principal have confirmed that the incident occurred around 9:30 on Thursday morning. School officials said that a support teacher [...]

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Increase in local fake news causes concern

Increase in local fake news causes concern

| 05/02/2018 | 77 Comments
(CNS): The police and other government authorities are becoming increasingly worried about the increase in fake reports on social media as well as misleading or insensitive imagery and information being posted on Facebook, Instagram or circulated on WhatsApp and other social media platforms being us [...]

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Opposition calls for school over port

Opposition calls for school over port

| 04/01/2018 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has made it clear that education will continue to be the priority for his team this year and they will be holding government to account, not just over teachers’ pay and more local autonomy for schools but also the completion of the John Gray campus. Speaking to CNS [...]

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Government won’t tax banks for education fund

Government won’t tax banks for education fund

| 21/11/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The premier told members of the Legislative Assembly that his government would consider the idea of an education fund that could help plug the budget gaps and cover more scholarships for Caymanians, but he said his administration was not prepared to raise the cash by putting a tax on the spre [...]

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University calls for input on search for new president

University calls for input on search for new president

| 20/11/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Roy Bodden, the president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, will be retiring next year, and in preparation for his departure the UCCI board is consulting with stakeholders about the job description before it advertises the vacancy. Officials said the next president will be expe [...]

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Minister: Education won’t be political football

Minister: Education won’t be political football

| 14/11/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Following her silence in the budget debate, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly told the members of Finance Committee Friday that, if needed, she would get more cash for education. Facing a long day of questions, the minister stated several times that while she “was at th [...]

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Ministry and service club launch reading initiative

Ministry and service club launch reading initiative

| 13/11/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): As the new Unity government comes under increasing pressure to invest more money in education and address what people still perceive as poor literacy and numeracy standards of government school graduates, the education ministry and Rotary Sunrise have launched a programme they describe as an [...]

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