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Exam Chief’s Tough Talk: “We are Failing our Children”

But while the joy of the top twenty-five and other high scorers is unconfined, the overall picture of the results remains under par. The mean score for English dipped two [...]

Teachers and Critical Thinking

Three countries in the region, including Belize, are participating in an O.A.S.-ITEN programme. For two days, teachers will be honing their skills to support the development of critical thinking skills [...]

HRCU Provides Grants to Deserving Youngsters

As any parent will tell you, it’s never too early to start thinking about back to school even with the current school year in its final weeks. Costs of education [...]

The Championship of Microsoft Excel

It’s perhaps the most recognized and used suite of software in the world, but how well do you really know Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the like? A [...]

The Arrival of Belizean Studies to Classrooms

What does it mean to be a Belizean? This and many other questions form the basis for a different kind of subject scheduled to be rolled out to secondary school [...]

Education Curriculum under Review

The Ministry of Education regularly revamps curricula at primary level, but is only just now introducing a full secondary-level programme after mostly leaving it to schools. It recognizes its role [...]

Students Paying Attention to I.C.J. Debate

The unfounded Guatemalan claim to Belize is the subject of much discussion, but how much of it will take place in our schools? It was noted during this morning’s presentation [...]

The Very Best of High Schools’ Festival of the Arts

After almost a week of performances in dance, song and drama, the National Festival of Arts today featured the high school competition. Fifteen presentations from schools across the country took [...]

Building Bridges to Children with Special Needs

Earlier today, dozens of stakeholders in the education sector gathered in Belize City for the annual Building Bridges Conference.  It’s a symposium which focuses on special education and access for [...]

COLA Tells Teachers Beware of SmartStream

Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action says it has uncovered what it calls a “Machiavellian move for power by the Government.” Ahead of the new school year, government plans to [...]

Integrating Sustainable Development in Education in Belize

The Ministry of Education, in partnership with UNESCO, hosted a workshop to look at how to integrate sustainable development in education in Belize. Several education sector stakeholders reviewed what is [...]

2 Maud Williams High Boys Rewarding for Doing the Right Thing

Two students were recognized for doing the right things at their school. Darwin Beaton and Ashton Vernon were not always walking the straight and narrow, but when they got some [...]

The End of Evangelical Holiness Academy in Cayo

A private school in the west is closing its doors due to a number of factors after twenty years of providing education to students of Santa Familia and surrounding communities.  [...]

Resolution Reached in Compre Standoff

Teachers and students were back inside their respective classrooms at Belmopan Comprehensive High School today, after a two-day sit-out effected by faculty and staff.  The protest was led by fourth [...]

Computer Glitch was Difference Between Pass and Fail

According to Smith, the disqualification of so many students was the result of a miscalculation in the school’s electronic tallying system.  Those discrepancies were compared with manual averages derived by [...]

Festival of the Arts Goes National

On the heels of the successful district festivals of arts, the national event opened this morning at the Bliss Institute and continues until Thursday of next week. The theme “Pathway [...]

University of Belize Unveils 4-Year Vision Plan

The national university, the University of Belize, this week unveiled big plans for the growth of the institution in the next five years, including introduction of more Bachelor’s-level programmes and [...]

A ‘Comprehensive’ Sit-Out by Teachers over Final Grades

Teachers at the Belmopan Comprehensive High School are on a sit-out. Today when we travelled to Belmopan, we found most of them sitting out in the school compound and most [...]

U.B. Launches Transformational Plan

The University of Belize has unveiled a new concept which will see the country’s national tertiary institution taking a transformational leap over the next six years.  Earlier today, UB introduced [...]

Bringing “Street Law” to the Youth

As Belizeans, we all play an important role in the framework of education and the development of our young people and adult learners. That’s the mission of a pilot group [...]

B.N.T.U., M.O.E. Showdown at Civic for Teachers’ Day

Despite the back and forth on whether there would have been a teachers’ day celebration, today the event went on without a hitch. Teachers from across the country congregated in [...]

Union Suggests School Managements Spoke from 2 Sides on Salary Docking

On Monday, we reported that there would be no docking of salaries for teachers who rallied in Belmopan on March twenty-second. The Belize Association for General Managers of Pre and [...]

High Schools Take Stage for Belize District Festival of the Arts

The Belize District Festival of Arts got underway on Tuesday with over one hundred performances in dance, drama, song and even poetry at the Bird’s Isle. Two days later, high [...]

In Honor of a Teacher

In light of teacher’s day celebration on Friday, we bring you a feature story of a young teacher described as an outstanding member of the Queen Square Anglican School teaching [...]

To Your Good Health

The Gateway Youth Center held its annual health fair today at the Constitution Park in Belize City. A number of the organizations shared informational pamphlets, interactive games, as well as [...]