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Government of St. Vincent Dismisses Unvaccinated Teachers

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Several teachers have been formally dismissed from their jobs for failure to take a COVID-19 vaccine as mandated without medical or religious exemptions, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Union (SVGTU) confirmed on Thursday.

SVGTU President Oswald Robinson.

Florida McDonald’s to Award $100,000 in Grants to Benefit Local K-12 Students as a Part of its Golden Grants Program

Starting today, educators and individuals who represent programs and organizations that fuel the imagination, education and growth of students can apply for a Florida Golden Grant. This is the first year the state of Florida local owners and operators are funding the Golden Grants program. The program will award $100,000 in grants to various teachers and organizations to positively impact the lives of thousands of students.

Miami-Dade Schools Helps Students Celebrate Differences

Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10, the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948.  The UDHR, which proclaims the inalienable rights of all people, consists of a preamble and 30 articles that set out a broad range of fundamental human rights and freedoms for all people. It guarantees our rights without distinction of nationality, place of residence, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, language or any other status. This year marks the UDHR’s 73rd anniversary.

He ELC Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in Educational Scholarships to Black College Students For 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of global Black executives in C-suites, on corporate boards and in global enterprises, will offer nearly $1.5 million in scholarships for Black undergraduate and graduate students in 2022. Undergraduate scholarship applications open today at https://elcscholarships.elcinfo.com/ and graduate applications launch on February 15 via the same link.

Caribbean Examinations Council to Develop New Certification Program

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Tuesday said it would be re-examining its qualification framework to establish a progressive assessment, certification system aimed at minimizing the number of students leaving the secondary school system without certification.

CXC Registrar and CEO, Dr Wayne Wesley

UN Says Hot Meals Help Haiti’s School Children Recover from Earthquake

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations says the children who were affected by the massive earthquake which devastated large parts of south-west Haiti in August are receiving free hot meals at school as part of an initiative by the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) to support the recovery of the French-speaking Caribbean country’s most vulnerable communities.

Lunch for 307 children is prepared at a school in south-west Haiti. (UN Haiti/Daniel Dickinson)
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