The first day of school always brings feelings of excitement and possibility to both students and families. This week, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) welcomed students into our schoolhouses for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Over the last year and a half, many families watched their children learn from home and got a glimpse into their child’s daily life like never before. Parents were instrumental in ensuring that students had quiet places at home to learn and navigated the sometimes-tricky world of Wi-Fi and technology.
The Miami-Dade County School Board approved two items proposed by School Board Member to honor and recognize dedicated Principals and custodial workers throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS).
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados government Tuesday said that all classes will be fully online when the new school term begins on September 20.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) while it has for now taken a decision that it will not mandate staff and students to be vaccinated against the coronavirus (COVID-19 pandemic, its position may change based on if the matter is legislated or pronounced upon by the Courts.
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.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Mona campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Friday informed students residing in the halls of residence there that they will be required to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus (COVID-19) by September 3.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados –The High Court has ruled that the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) had to be properly consulted about fundamental changes to terms and conditions of members’ employment.
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.
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.
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.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has called for an international effort to guarantee secondary education for refugee children and youth, as levels of school and university enrolment remain critically low.
NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas government says schools will reopen next month with no face-to-face classes due to the resurgence in the number of coronavirus (COVID019) cases.
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.