Thu, 08/30/2018 - 11:34am [l-r] Territorial Teacher of the Year, Rosalee Tela of Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, and Education Department’s Teacher of the Year, Martha Sagapolutele, principal of Manulele Tausala Elementary School following Monday’s official opening of school year 2018-2019 at Tafuna High School Gymnasium. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost] … [Read more...] about School Year 2018-2019
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During the local Department of Education’s (ASDOE) fiscal year 2019 budget hearing last week, director. Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga, gave lawmakers updates on some of the issues which usually attract a lot of public criticism before the start of a new school year. A shortage of teachers and lack of operational school buses always top the list of complaints from the community, including lawmakers, who in past years summoned education officials to several committee hearings to answer questions on these two issues. With public school classes set to open Sept. 4 for the new school year 2018-2019,the Education director used the budget hearings venue to provide advance information on ASDOE preparations. For teachers, Matagi-Tofiga reminded lawmakers of past years where classroom teachers, waited until the start of a new school, “to tender” their resignation. As a result, ASDOE continues to work towards filling these positions as soon as they … [Read more...] about Lawmakers briefed on School Year readiness — teachers, buses, salaries
Pacific Daily News Published 7:52 p.m. UTC Aug 21, 2018 Southern High School is facing lingering and costly issues with facility air conditioner units one week into school year 2018-19, and a longer-term solution may be out of the question, according to the education superintendent. Fernandez confirmed on Tuesday the southern campus gym’s air conditioner unit, which is water chilled, has been under maintenance for a week due to a leak in the piping system. “We were excited about the prospect of finally getting dedicated funding for facilities but now that that’s no longer in place, and with budget cuts, it will take much work to address,” Jon Fernandez, Guam Department of Education superintendent said. “Luckily, the rain has kept temperatures down.” There has been a delay in getting access to the broken equipment. “Use of a lift was attempted but was not high or stable enough to conduct the repairs,” Fernandez said. “Larger … [Read more...] about Southern High gym faces recurring AC woes one week into school year
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the start of the new school year 2018-2019 only weeks away Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has reminded cabinet members of their respective agencies’ responsibilities under the Governor’s Adopt a School Program. Lolo issued the reminder at his cabinet meeting last week, where the updated list was distributed to cabinet members outlining which schools — both public and private — are assigned to ASG departments, offices and semi autonomous agencies. The new school year for public schools begins on Sept. 3 and with only six weeks to go, the governor told cabinet members that he expects clean ups by all ASG entities to be completed before students return to classes. He said each and every ASG agency is aware of its duties and responsibilities when it comes to the school clean up and there shouldn’t be any reason why the clean up is not conducted before the start of the school year. The governor’s chief of staff, Fiu J. … [Read more...] about Lolo reminds cabinet of Adopt a School program for new school year
THE woman who went out of her way to support a seriously injured teenager, the caring, charismatic headteacher and the girl from Norris Green who made a failing school outstanding - they’re among the inspirational teachers honoured by the ECHO’s School Awards. Now we’re on a mission to find more terrific teachers, sensational support staff and super students making their mark in education. Download your entry form here: Has an amazing teacher helped change the life of your child or grandchild? Have you been inspired by one of your teachers? Or is your college tutor a class act who deserves some recognition? It’s time to let us know about your Merseyside school stars and put their name in lights. The award categories & entry criteria are listed below The first winner of the very first School Support Staff of the Year category was Stephanie Carter, sixth form administrator at Belvedere Academy in Toxteth. Judges were told how caring Stephanie went out of her … [Read more...] about ECHO Schools Awards 2018: Let’s find the inspiring, caring and achieving heroes in our classrooms!