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[DUBAI] A group of Grade 6 pupils in Dubai want to convince schools across the country to convert to solar energy - and save up to Dh1 million a year on their electricity bills.
If their mission, under the banner “Make A Difference”, is successful, the students at Emirates International School Jumeirah estimate that schools can reduce electricity usage by 20 per cent. (via Students want schools to use solar - The National)

[DUBAI] A group of Grade 6 pupils in Dubai want to convince schools across the country to convert to solar energy - and save up to Dh1 million a year on their electricity bills.

If their mission, under the banner “Make A Difference”, is successful, the students at Emirates International School Jumeirah estimate that schools can reduce electricity usage by 20 per cent. (via Students want schools to use solar - The National)

[DUBAI] Dusty and deserted school libraries are having a long overdue injection of fun. The “least-visited facilities” in Abu Dhabi’s government schools are being converted into Learning Resource Centres, where children will go for classes, activities and research. Each centre will be stocked with more than 3,000 English and Arabic books, magazines and newspapers.
They will be made more spacious with comfortable furniture and will include a role-playing area, reading corners, multimedia access, TV and an online catalogue.
The makeover, to be complete in three years, is part of Abu Dhabi Education Council’s solution to children’s diminishing interest in reading. (via Boring school libraries? Not any more - The National)

[DUBAI] Dusty and deserted school libraries are having a long overdue injection of fun. The “least-visited facilities” in Abu Dhabi’s government schools are being converted into Learning Resource Centres, where children will go for classes, activities and research. Each centre will be stocked with more than 3,000 English and Arabic books, magazines and newspapers.

They will be made more spacious with comfortable furniture and will include a role-playing area, reading corners, multimedia access, TV and an online catalogue.

The makeover, to be complete in three years, is part of Abu Dhabi Education Council’s solution to children’s diminishing interest in reading. (via Boring school libraries? Not any more - The National)

“It is a thorough evaluation of a school and we work really hard to ensure that we come out with a credible report card for the school,” says Jameela Al Muhairi, Chief of the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau.
Transparency in evaluating schools is key to the idea behind every school visit. Inspectors gauge individual classroom dynamics based on the quality of teaching, learning, attainment and progress of a child through participation in classroom lectures. More than 60 per cent of the time spent by an inspector in the school is marked for attending lectures.
“We attend classroom lectures for over eight hours in a day and it’s all a part of inspecting the evidence provided by the school,” said one of the inspectors who was attending a lecture. (via Behind the scenes of a KHDA inspection)

“It is a thorough evaluation of a school and we work really hard to ensure that we come out with a credible report card for the school,” says Jameela Al Muhairi, Chief of the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau.

Transparency in evaluating schools is key to the idea behind every school visit. Inspectors gauge individual classroom dynamics based on the quality of teaching, learning, attainment and progress of a child through participation in classroom lectures. More than 60 per cent of the time spent by an inspector in the school is marked for attending lectures.

“We attend classroom lectures for over eight hours in a day and it’s all a part of inspecting the evidence provided by the school,” said one of the inspectors who was attending a lecture. (via Behind the scenes of a KHDA inspection)

Abu Dhabi: With as much as 21 to 25 per cent of Emirati students in the UAE dropping out of public schools after their second year, regulatory bodies and education ministries are attempting to come up with quick solutions to put a stop to this.