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1 in 10 spending 52,000 AED on Extra Tuition

1 in 10 spending 52,000 AED on Extra Tuition

With school fees in the UAE breaking the 100,000 AED barrier for the first time in 2015, perhaps it is no surprise that sums being spent on extra-curricular tuition... Read On

The Finalists of the Young Filmmakers Competition

The Finalists of the Young Filmmakers Competition

The Results of the Young Filmmakers competition will be announced tomorrow, live on Dubai Eye, on the Education Panel between 1pm and 2pm. Here are the short listed entries…... Read On

Jail for Defendants in Worood Bus Death Case

Jail for Defendants in Worood Bus Death Case

The Abu Dhabi Court of Misdemeanours has sentenced a supervisor, bus driver and attendant of Al Worood Academy Private School to three years in jail and 20,000 AED fine... Read On

No Culpability in School Bus Death Case – Lawyers

No Culpability in School Bus Death Case – Lawyers

Staff at Worood Academy Private School accused of indirectly causing the death of a three-year-old girl on a school bus by not checking absence records, or using licensed buses,... Read On

Food For Thought- Family Dining

Food For Thought- Family Dining

If you both work, chances are you get home late to chaos; there’s homework, school correspondence, activities, baths and bedtimes. Sadly, for some of us it means something’s got... Read On

DESS/DESC Shut Down ‘Libellous’ Facebook Pages

DESS/DESC Shut Down ‘Libellous’ Facebook Pages

In a sign showing the increasing importance of social media to a school’s reputation, and the need for schools to protect their reputation in general in an increasingly competitive... Read On

‘No Job 4 U’: Teenagers’ Lack of Opportunities ‘A Major Problem’

‘No Job 4 U’: Teenagers’ Lack of Opportunities ‘A Major Problem’

The lack of part-time jobs and internships for teenagers in the UAE is harming children here when it comes to applying for further education, according to locally based experts.... Read On

“Top 50” Teachers in the World – Shortlisted

“Top 50” Teachers in the World – Shortlisted

The shortlist of 50 teachers who are competing for the mantle of ‘The World’s Best Teacher’ and a prize of $1million has been announced by the Varkey GEMS Foundation.... Read On

Slain American Teacher ‘Victim of Terror Attack’

Slain American Teacher ‘Victim of Terror Attack’

The American kindergarten teacher murdered in a mall on Reem Island Abu Dhabi this week was the victim of a terror attack, according to security authorities. Ibolya Ryan, 47,... Read On

“Snowplough Parents”: Success Above All for Children

“Snowplough Parents”: Success Above All for Children

There’s a new breed of parent, according to the head teacher at a leading UK all girls school. So-called “Snowplough Parents” are so over-protective of their offspring that the... Read On

Dubai Schools and Bullying: Strategies Employed

Dubai Schools and Bullying: Strategies Employed

In an attempt to stamp out the behaviour, schools across Dubai are implementing a variety of strategies from the grassroots to the innovative. According to the National bullying behaviour... Read On

Denmark Makes Childhood Obesity Breakthrough

Denmark Makes Childhood Obesity Breakthrough

According to the BBC, doctors in Denmark have made a significant breakthrough in the treatment of childhood obesity. By changing approximately 20 lifestyle factors, a doctor in Holbaek has... Read On

UAE US Schools on Alert after Terror Threat

UAE US Schools on Alert after Terror Threat

Parents have been told that a terror threat against American schools is being taken seriously. In a statement circulated to American citizens, and reported in The National newspaper, the... Read On

Varkey: The 500,000,000 Dollar Man

Varkey: The 500,000,000 Dollar Man

In an interview and profile in April’s Forbes Asia magazine GEMS Education boss, Sunny Varkey, who made Forbes’ Billionaire List for the first time this year with an estimated... Read On

UAE Minister: ‘Private Sector Must Invest More in Education’

UAE Minister: ‘Private Sector Must Invest More in Education’

The private sector needs to dip into its pockets to support the education sector according to a senior UAE government minister. Speaking at the Global Education and Skills Forum... Read On

Healthy Options ‘Off the Menu’ For RAK Schools

Healthy Options ‘Off the Menu’ For RAK Schools

Chocolate croissants would not feature in the healthy snack recommendations of any nutritionist but health officials in Ras Al Khaimah have been suggesting them as options for children’s meals,... Read On

A Third Of UAE Teenagers Bullied/Harassed Online – Survey

A Third Of UAE Teenagers Bullied/Harassed Online – Survey

One in three teenagers in the UAE has been subject to online bullying or some form of harassment, according to a newly published survey. Around 20 percent of 883... Read On

Can You Help? Sheikh Mohammed Wants Your Ideas

Can You Help? Sheikh Mohammed Wants Your Ideas

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has called for concerned individuals to put forward ‘innovative ideas’ to benefit the education... Read On

Dubai Wins Expo 2020; Awards School Holiday

Dubai Wins Expo 2020; Awards School Holiday

Mohammad Bin Rashid, Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, has announced Thursday, 28th November 2013 a holiday for all educational institutions across the UAE. The announcement... Read On

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