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No non-Caymanian children were turned away from public schools in the Cayman Islands because of capacity issues in the past academic year.
Four people were transported to hospital Monday morning following a collision involving a school bus and another vehicle in Frank Sound.
Year 12 students will begin the 2020-21 school year before the results of their external exams, such as CXC examinations, become available, advised the Department of Education Services on Friday.
The Department of Education Services has released a schedule of key dates and important activities for the upcoming start of the new academic year.
Registration is ongoing for the 2020/21 school year, scheduled to begin 26 Aug.
Minister of Education Juliana O’Connor-Connolly appeared alongside several of her colleagues during the 26 June government press conference to address questions about reopening Cayman’s schools.
The Ministry of Education is implementing methods of tracking 'learning loss' for students who have spent the last several weeks being schooled at home during the COVID-19 lockdown.
A motorcyclist and a pedestrian were killed hours apart in two separate road collisions in Bodden Town.
Preliminary test results show Year 11 Cayman students improving over last year while Year 6 scores declined.
Summer is on the wane and, with it, summer vacation. School is set to restart 27 Aug.
The new school year starts on the week beginning 26 Aug., the Department of Education Services has announced.
When Janet Dixon’s daughter was entering Year 3 at Bodden Town Primary, she had already been assessed by the Department of Education Services as having special education needs. The department recommended she receive additional help.
In his recent strategic policy statement to the Legislative Assembly, Premier Alden McLaughlin outlined a move to decentralise control away from the Ministry of Education and Department of Education Services.
Changes in leadership have taken place at the Ministry of Education during January.
Education authorities have launched an investigation into an incident in which a school bus apparently struck a dog. A student on board the bus, which was transporting Clifton Hunter High School students, filmed the injured dog and posted the video to social media.
A high school teacher appeared in Grand Court on Friday, when he pleaded not guilty to charges relating to a girl under the age of 16.
An outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease that surfaced a few weeks ago is still affecting some schools on Grand Cayman.
While we don’t endorse their methods and means of dealing with this particular issue, we certainly applaud these parents for engaging actively, and yes, passionately, in the education of their children.
Government currently has no idea about how many nonprofit organizations operate in the territory, according to Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs Policy Officer Wilbur Welcome. Such lack of information is a problem for a jurisdiction susceptible to being used for terrorist financing and other nefarious activities, he said.
Just 13 out of 189 students achieved a “level 2 pass” in math exam re-sits in 2016, according to results from the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre.
Exam performance in Cayman’s schools has remained stagnant over the last three years, according to results in national education data reports published last month.
The registration for students enrolling in, or transferring to government schools in Cayman for the 2017/2018 school year will open on Monday, April 3, and will close on Friday, June 30, the Department of Education Services advises.
The finalists for the annual Butterfield Young Musician of the Year award met for an informal luncheon hosted at Butterfield Place in George Town on March 6.
Students and staff at West Bay’s Sir John A. Cumber Primary School last week had a kickoff party to mark the launch of a program aimed at reinforcing good behavior. The new government-backed Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Framework event was attended by Education Minister Tara Rivers and other ministry representatives.
A Christmas Karaoke Night at Fidel Murphy’s raised about $950 for Stepping Stones, the government program that helps primary school students with emotional or social difficulties reintegrate into traditional schools.
A John Gray High School teacher who was found not guilty of indecent assaults on students has lost his job at the school, officials confirmed. The teacher, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was unanimously acquitted last month on charges that he had assaulted three female students.
Debris and broken playground equipment is being cleared and air quality tests carried out at the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay following complaints from parents, education officials said this week. Images of broken swings, slides and a water fountain were posted on Facebook by parent Sarah Orrett, who is listed on the school’s website as vice president of the PTA.
Filling in little circles on the Scantron sheet with a No. 2 pencil will be a thing of the past for students in Cayman government secondary schools. Starting in January, the Caribbean Examination Council tests will be giving all its Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate multiple choice exams on computers.
The Young Musician of the Year competition is coming to a head this Saturday at the Prospect Playhouse Theatre.
Registration for students enrolling in or transferring to government schools for the 2016-2017 school year opens Tuesday and will close on June 24.