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Guyana Tops the Region in CXC CAPE Results

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana has emerged at the top of this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), Director of Operations at the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Dr. Nicole Manning announced Thursday.

Guyana’s Minister of Education Priya Manickchand poses with Dr. Wayne Wesley, Registrar and CEO of CXC.

Acclaimed Stem Educator Links Marvel’s Black Captain America to the Power of Stem Education

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Dr. Calvin Mackie is the founder of STEM Global Action (SGA), a campaign and network of affiliates that bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to children and teenagers in New Orleans, and other parts of the country. As a veteran STEM professional, he sees a strong bond between Marvel’s fictional cinematic universe and the vital role that STEM education plays in propelling children from under-resourced and underrepresented communities into high-paying and sustainable careers.

Dr. Calvin Mackie, founder, STEM Global Action (SGA)

UWI Names New Pro-Vice Chancellor

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The University of the West Indies (UWI) has appointed Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Board for Graduate Studies and Research (BGSR).

Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine

Bullying Prevention in Miami-Dade County Public Schools

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, an opportunity to highlight the programs, initiatives and activities Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) utilizes to address bullying and harassment. The foundation for our approach is rooted in the District’s Policy Against Bullying and Harassment.  This comprehensive document contains procedures and guidance related to the prevention and intervention of said behavior, and serves as an important resource for school administrators, faculty, support staff, students and parents. The document includes information on prevention programs, reporting and notification guidelines and investigative procedures.

Image taken from Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

COVID-19 Safety: How to Prepare Your Kids for Back to School

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, families and schools have worked tirelessly to create safe learning environments for students while also providing services such as school meals, extended daycare, extracurricular activities, and social services. With the 2021–2022 school year upon us, schools are continuing to adjust policies and practices with the same goal in mind—limiting the transmission of COVID-19. 

A student gathers her things as she prepares to enter Henry S. West Laboratory School in Coral Gables on Oct. 5. Carl Juste/Miami Herald

Labour Minister Warns Striking Teachers They Will Not Be Paid

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana government maintains that teachers who stayed away from their work in support of their union’s call to embark on three-day strike action last week, in protest against the government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) policy, will not be paid since their actions were illegal.

Labour Minister Joseph Hamilton
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