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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

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)

Carol City Middle School Receives Innovative Space Media Center

Carol City Middle School is the latest Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) campus to receive a new, technology-rich media center as part of the District’s Middle School Redesign (MSR) initiative. A ribbon-cutting ceremony held this morning unveiled the school’s new virtual reality (VR) equipment, Promethean board, robotics section and more than a dozen computer stations.

Carol City Middle School students try out one of the new iPads that are part of the Middle School Redesign initiative.

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

Tips For Getting Involved With Your Child’s School This Year

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.  

MDCPS Alberto Carvalho speaking with students in a socially distanced lunchroom. Courtesy: Miami Dade County Public Schools Facebook.
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