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An October history lesson

October is here, and in the northern hemisphere, that often means the days are flush with falling leaves, chilling weather, and growing anticipation for the holiday season. The tenth month by our Gregorian calendar, October, shares a root with octopus and octagon—the Latin “octo” and Greek “okto” both mean “eight.”  Click here to read full Read More

Taking notes: Is it better to type or handwrite?

Taking notes well helps us to be successful learners. But does it make a difference if we type those notes on a computer keyboard or write them out by hand?Both skills are important, according to Ester Cole, a child psychologist in Toronto, Canada. Click here to read full story

Young champion farmer Matthew Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Matthew Thomas has always had a competitive spirit. It has seen him win several awards at the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show, a tally which the youngster intends on increasing at this year’s staging set for this weekend, August 4-6.Thomas, an aspiring veterinarian who holds multiple champion titles, will enter his cattle Read More

Low-scoring PEP students to be assigned specialist coaches ­— MoE

Minister without portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information Karl Samuda, says that students who did not perform up to par in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) will benefit from interventions in grade seven. Click here to read full story

How is overtime calculated?

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Nova Scotia wants you!

NOVA SCOTIA, Canada — SEVERAL universities and colleges in Canada’s eastern maritime province of Nova Scotia are encouraging students from Jamaica and the wider Caribbean to consider studying there, a move that could result in permanent residency or citizenship.Fewer than a million people live in Nova Scotia, Canada’s second-smallest province with a total area of Read More

Teaching your child how to forgive

It may not occur to us, parents, that forgiveness and compassion are virtues that we have to teach our children. Yet, it is a fundamental life tool that promotes peace, empowers your child, and ultimately leads to their strong emotional health. Click here to read full story

MoE to spend $817m on textbooks

The Ministry of Education, Yo uth and Information has announced that it will spending some $817 million to procure textbooks and appropriate electronic and other supplies to support the implementtaon of th eNational Standards Curriculum and other curricula from grades 1 to 13 for the upcoming academic year. Click here to read full story

TEF spends $2m to finance TPDCo summer internship

The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) put up roughly $2 million for the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) to place hundreds of high school and college/university students in summer internships in public and private sector hospitality entities this year. The engagement is branded ‘Spruce Up Jamaica’ Tourism Summer Internship Programme and runs for three weeks with Read More

EduFocal spotlights excellence

On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, the online learning platform EduFocal hosted its seventh annual Excellence Awards at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. Click here to read full story


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