Ask kids what their favorite school subject is and fewer and fewer will say “math” as they age.
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in partnership with Broward County Government, is proud to announce the conclusion of a successful school supply drive to help Bahamian students displaced by Hurricane Dorian in September. Two hundred seventy six children are now enrolled in BCPS to finish out the school year in Broward County.
Orlando, FL—For Fedrick Ingram, understanding the value of role models, and being one himself made the information learned from the Teachers of Color Summit a guide to improving teacher and student performance in Florida public schools. One hundred teachers and aspiring teachers heardstrategies, survival skills, and the importance of their presence in Florida classroomsfrom their colleagues, experts, and celebrities. Ingram was a Black male music teacher and teacher of the year in Dade County. He was a rarity in the classroom. Black male teachersare in high demand nationwide and central to the recruiting effort to remedy a shortage of 3000 teachers in Florida schools.
NY: A delegation from St Jago High School, winners of Television Jamaica (TVJ) Schools Challenge Quiz, visited New York City recently. The trip was sponsored by Television Jamaica (TVJ), Irie Jam Radio (NY) and VP Records (NY) and was awarded to St Jago High for winning the event on the historic 50th anniversary of its staging.
MIAMI — Mireya Mayor has joined FIU as the director of the Exploration and Science Communications Initiative in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education.
Kingston/CMM…It was a family affair on Sunday September 29, 2019, when parents and guardians of 19 deserving young men of Kingston College (KC) and Calabar High, gathered in the auditorium of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ), Kingston, for the 11th Annual Awards ceremony of the David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Foundation. There was an abundance of pride, smiles and tears as loved ones were presented with scholarships valued at J$100,000.00 each, J$1.9m overall, for the 2019-2020 school year.
Port of Spain, TRINIDAD and TOBAGO. The Eric Williams Memorial Collection Research Library, Archives & Museum (EWMC) at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Trinidad and Tobago, announces the adjudication of this year’s “Eric Williams ‘School Bags’ Essay Competition.” Judges are: Dr. Rita Pemberton, retired Chair, UWI Department of History; Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Director, Center for Jefferson Studies, University of Virginia; and Dr. Dexnell Peters, Bennet Boskey Fellow in Atlantic Studies, Oxford University. Dr. Peters was the winner of the 2007 inaugural Essay Competition.