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UAE PISA Test Rankings Move Up Two Places

UAE PISA Test Rankings Move Up Two Places

The UAE has climbed two places to 46th position in the latest round of PISA tests, the results of which have just been released. The tests were conducted in... Read On

GEMS Schools Launch New Future-Based Programmes

GEMS Schools Launch New Future-Based Programmes

GEMS Education is collaborating with Singularity University, a Silicon Valley-based educational institute and business accelerator to create 20-week, future-based programmes for students enrolled in GEMS schools. It is hoped... Read On

Home-Schooling on the Up – iCademy

Home-Schooling on the Up – iCademy

iCademy Middle East, based in Knowledge Village, Dubai, says demand for home-schooling has soared since the start of the 2016/17 academic year as Dubai’s parents seek more affordable education options. Formerly... Read On

Dubai Begins Licensing Teachers to ‘Raise Quality’

Dubai Begins Licensing Teachers to ‘Raise Quality’

A pilot project aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning across the UAE, is being rolled out across 15 private schools in Dubai. More than 200 teachers... Read On

KHDA Launches New Parent/School Contract App

KHDA Launches New Parent/School Contract App

The KHDA’s has launched its new parent/school contract app allowing Dubai’s parents to complete the paperwork from the comfort of their home. The compulsory contract which must be submitted... Read On

School Confidential: What YOUR School Expects This New Academic Term

School Confidential: What YOUR School Expects This New Academic Term

Want to know what your child’s school staff really hope to see in the first few days of the new school year? Just what are their expectations, of both you and your child?... Read On

IB Results: A Night To Remember

IB Results: A Night To Remember

A mum and her daughter were embracing in the middle of the road. They were oblivious to the traffic, well to the one car they were holding up, namely... Read On

Top Schools To Self Assess In New KHDA Initiative

Top Schools To Self Assess In New KHDA Initiative

The KHDA has announced that Dubai’s top schools will receive a self assessment, instead of a conventional DSIB inspection when they participate in a new KHDA knowledge sharing initiative.... Read On

ADEC 2015/16 Inspection Cycle: Movers & Shakers

ADEC 2015/16 Inspection Cycle: Movers & Shakers

This week ADEC released the final batch of 42 inspection reports for 2015/16. The new release brings the total schools inspected during the 2015/16 inspection cycle to 83. In... Read On

GEMS Reveals More Details On ‘Teacher Share Scheme’

GEMS Reveals More Details On ‘Teacher Share Scheme’

Last week the GEMS Group announced it would shortly be offering free shares to its ‘long standing and high performing staff’ to show their appreciation. Named the ‘Share our... Read On

CBSE Results: The UAE Leads the Gulf

CBSE Results: The UAE Leads the Gulf

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) India, has reported that the UAE is leading the Gulf countries in this year’s exam results. Thirty-one UAE schools, with a total... Read On

Study Finds Classroom Devices Lower Exam Results

Study Finds Classroom Devices Lower Exam Results

Researchers at a top US university have found classroom computer/iPad and mobile use ‘substantially harms’ student results. A recent study by scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (MIT) found... Read On

The Young Musicians of the Year, 2016 – Winners

The Young Musicians of the Year, 2016 – Winners

Before announcing our top three winning finalists for our first ever Young Musician of the Year contest, WhichSchoolAdvisor.com would like to thank, and congratulate all of the individuals who... Read On

US Schools: ‘The Journey Has Begun’

US Schools: ‘The Journey Has Begun’

While yesterday’s inspection results showed significant improvement in the majority of schools across Dubai, it wasn’t difficult to see one of the ‘Big-Three’ curricula was somewhat underwhelming in its... Read On

Mirdif Claims First Outstanding School

Mirdif Claims First Outstanding School

The Mirdif area may well be celebrating today with the news the Dubai-district finally has not one but two- highly rated schools.   GEMS Royal Dubai The KHDA has... Read On

French Schools Storm Inspection Ratings

French Schools Storm Inspection Ratings

Although the French curriculum might only have five schools in Dubai, all but one, have performed exceedingly well in the 2015/16 KHDA school inspections. In the recent round of... Read On

Dubai School Inspections 2015/16: Movers & Shakers

Dubai School Inspections 2015/16: Movers & Shakers

In the 2015/16 period 149 schools were inspected by the KHDA Inspection teams, with 8 new schools coming on line for the very first time. The KHDA introduced the... Read On

desc expands

DESC Announces Expansion Plans

Dubai English Speaking College, the Not-For-Profit, ‘Outstanding’ school, located in Dubai’s Academic City, has announced to parents it will expand the school to 10 tutor groups (forms) by August... Read On

ADEC Starts Spot Checks On Private Schools

ADEC Starts Spot Checks On Private Schools

ADEC is spot checking Arabic and Islamic instruction in private schools around the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The move, is aimed at ensuring institutions are complying with UAE education... Read On

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