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OECS Commission Launches Global Digital Library

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission Wednesday launched its Global Digital Library (GDL), describing it as an important part of the broader strategic objective to develop a digital learning ecosystem that supports lifelong learning throughout the sub-regional grouping.

(OECS File Photo)

M-DCPS’ New Campaign Focuses on Cultivating Meaningful Connections to Build Positive Relationships

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) began the 2021-2022 school year with a heightened emphasison the mental health and social-emotional well-being of students.This year, M-DCPS is amplifying its Restorative Justice Practices (RJP) Check2Connect and Connection B4 Curriculum campaigns by creating opportunities for real and meaningful connections amongst teachers and their students.

PAHO Advises Caution in Reopening Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is recommending that countries in the region adopt a phased approach to reopening schools for face-to-face learning in the 2021/22 academic year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PAHO Director Dr. Carissa Etienne

Belize: No Face-to-Face Classes for Students

BELMOPAN, Belize – Belize has shelved plans for the return of students to classrooms for face-to-face tuition for the new academic year after the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) recommended that schools at all levels begin in full distance learning mode.

Belizean students at Sacred Heart Primary School

Enrollment Now Open for 2021-2022 Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs at M-DCPS

Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ (M-DCPS) Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) – a free program that prepares four-year-old children for kindergarten and beyond – will be available in more than 200 schools countywide for the 2021-2022 school year. Children can register for VPK programs if they turn 4 years old on or before September 1st of the current school year. 

JPMorgan Chase Commits $500,000 to MDC’s MOSAIC Program

Miami, JPMorgan Chase announced today a $500,000 grant to help launch the Multi-Organization Supports for Access, Inclusion and Completion (MOSAIC) program at Miami Dade College (MDC), designed to help Black students complete college and connect with careers and jobs in high-demand technology fields.

Anticipated COVID-19 Protocols for 2021-2022 School Year

As we approach the start of the new school year, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is closely monitoring the latest developments concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as local conditions. Due to significantly shifting conditions in our community; the disproportionate impact that the Delta variant is having on individuals, including those who are vaccinated or have antibodies; the fact that vaccinations are not available for all ages; atypical cases involving healthy and younger individuals who have been hospitalized, as a result of COVID-19; the most recent guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics and now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), M-DCPS will once again meet and consult with local health officials in the coming days regarding the school experience in the fall, particularly as it relates to the mask policy in schools and District facilities.

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