Tag: Department of Education Services

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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JGHS goes back to drawing board

JGHS goes back to drawing board

| 12/10/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): The Ministry of Education has signed a contract with local consultants for an outline business case, this time for the John Gray High School facility, effectively taking the project back to the drawing board. Contractors originally broke ground almost a decade ago on the project after a gover [...]

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Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

| 20/09/2017 | 56 Comments
(CNS): The Ministry of Education is opening up temporary spaces in government schools and waiving school fees for child evacuees from British Overseas Territories devastated by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Children of compulsory school age (5-17 years old) who have temporarily relocated to Ca [...]

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Ed department defends decline in results

Ed department defends decline in results

| 13/05/2017
(CNS): Despite the declines in the overall performance of students in the last academic year, education officials say statistics continue to show a positive trend over time, with increases in some core subject areas. At the high school level, there has been a massive improvement in science since 201 [...]

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Education results fall in 2016 data report

Education results fall in 2016 data report

| 11/05/2017 | 82 Comments
(CNS): A report by the Department of Education Services reflecting the internal tests and external exam results for students in government schools in the 2015-16 academic year show a decline in achievement. The authors of the report said the percentage of students in Year 12 attaining five or more s [...]

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Ministry denies school mould problem

Ministry denies school mould problem

| 18/01/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The education ministry has denied that a West Bay school has been condemned because of mould or that any notices have been sent to parents of children attending Sir John A Cumber Primary School that it will be rebuilt over the summer. Ministry officials dismissed claims posted on social media [...]

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Probe continues into school food poisoning

Probe continues into school food poisoning

| 07/09/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Most of the people taken ill after lunch last Thursday at Red Bay Primary School have recovered but the enquiry into what caused more than 100 children and teachers to get sick continues. Officials said Friday that cleaning was carried out at the school and in the canteen areas and parents we [...]

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Ministry to tackle teacher trouble

Ministry to tackle teacher trouble

| 18/06/2015 | 55 Comments
(CNS): The acting chief officer in the education ministry has said that there are plans to review teachers’ pay, as well as to conduct exit interviews with all teachers who are leaving this year and to start focus groups with local teachers who have already quit the profession. Christen Suckoo tol [...]

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Primary learning gets smarter with IT

Primary learning gets smarter with IT

| 01/06/2015 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The education minister has revealed that every government primary school will have smart boards in the classrooms by the start of the 2015-16 academic year. Interactive White Boards have been steadily added to government classrooms but 100% of primary classes and 60% of all public high school [...]

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