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1. The Oxford School
The Oxford School is committed to the fulfillment of the goals of The National Curriculum of England and The University of Cambridge International Examinations dynamic programmes of international relevance and recognition. We educate students of all backgrounds, beliefs, cultures and abilities to pursue academic excellence in an environment of understanding, ...
2. Primary and Secondary School Options...
Many English speaking expatriates move to Panama with school aged childred, and there are some excellent schools available to choose from.
3. Spanish Language Classes for Foreigners at the University ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Recently on the Americans in Panama Yahoo email group several people have been discussing options and availability of Spanish language classes for foreigners taught at the University of Panama. The cost is $140 "normal" price per semester with a $21 discount for anyone who ...
4. FAQ: Is Homeschooling Permitted in Panama
Question: I would like to know if home schooling is permitted in Panama. We are considering relocating to Panama but we will not be in Panama full-time for at least one to two years. We home school in the United States and we were wondering how education works for children ...
5. Florida International University to offer MBA program in ...
By Doreen Hemlock | South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Florida International University is starting a master's in business administration program in Panama to help train more professionals in Latin America's fastest-growing economy, Jose de la Torre, dean of FIU's business school announced Wednesday. The MBA for working professionals is set to ...
6. Durham College Panama Now Offering Spanish Language Courses
Durham College Panama, a Canadian educational institution, is Panama’s premier school for Spanish language courses. Our professional approach emphasizes a relaxed environment, manageable classes, and friendly interaction with teachers highly qualified in Spanish language instruction. We want to give you all the skills to pursue your many interests. Let us ...
7. Lee schools to train foreign naval officers
(Source) By DAVE BREITENSTEIN, email@example.com: Lee County schools have agreed to train navy officers from Panama and the Dominican Republic through a federal program to improve maritime security. The school district’s role in Operation Enduring Friendship, a U.S. Department of Defense program, will be to train the Caribbean and Latin ...
8. Kuna Indians Released Kidnapped MEDUCA Regional Director
By Chris Yee for El Siglo - Panama's Ministry of Education (MEDUCA) and the Kuna Indians reached an agreement. The members of the Kuna Yala community in Ustupu decided to release the Regional Director of Education, Flumensio Smith, after they reached an agreement with the Ministry of Education. At 8:00 ...
9. No strong english program at Isaac Rabin
We have our 5 year old daughter at Isaac Rabin. She likes it a lot. It's a small school but not too small. We live in Clayton and I work near the school so, very convenient.
10. Lucy Molinar Accepts Martinelli's Nomination As Minister of ...
By Meredith Serracín for La Critica - With tears in her eyes and an explanation about how difficult the decision was for her to make, Lucy Molinar, the anchor of TVN's Channel 2 morning news program, left her colleagues to accept the invitation given by Panama's President-elect Ricardo Martinelli, to ...
11. INADEH Announces Massive Training Program
The Director for the Institute for the Professional Formation and Qualification for Human Development (INADEH), Juan Planell, announced a program to reach almost 200,000 Panamanians to help prepare them to be able to work on projects such as the expansion of the Panama Canal, the mega-port, and in sectors such ...
12. Spanish Language Classes at the University of Panama
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - More feedback and information regarding Spanish language classes available for foreigners at the University of Panama. This, from Nancy Armock who is started classes last night: "Don, Just a little feedback on one of the Spanish classes at U of P. The class schedule ...
13. 10 Fulbright Graduate Scholarships for Panama
PANAMA CITY, Dec 10, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Panamanian Vice President and Foreign Minister Samuel Lewis Navarro and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signed a memorandum of understanding today to further educational cooperation between Panama and the United States. The agreement will fund up to 10 scholarships for ...
14. West Coast University of Panama Called Into Question
Through a brochure, the West Coast University of Panama is launching a four-day diploma course in Senior Management of Corporate Security at a price of $1,490 dollars. However, the National Council of University Assessment and Accreditation (CONEAUPA) said the West Coast University de Panamá is not reflected in their records. ...
15. 2009 School Year Dates Defined
By URANIA CECILIA MOLINA for La Prensa - Students in public schools in Panama will spend less time this year in the classroom, and in addition they will only have a short one week break at mid-year. The Minister of Education, Salvador Rodríguez, said yesterday president Martin Torrijos signed Executive ...
16. Five Stars Academy - A Certified Full-English School ...
The Five Stars Academy in the Republic of Panama is a full-English school certified by Panama’s Minister of Education offering a U.S. based curriculum from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 9. We are conveniently located in Santa Clara, in Panama's Cocle province, just 20 minutes from the entrance to Coronado, to serve ...
17. 50,000 Kids Attending Summer School in Panama
Panama's Minister of Education Lucy Molinar said of the more than 700,000 students currently enrolled in the education system, an estimated 50,000 students failed from one to three subjects in the 2010 school year. Molinar said the subjects most often failed are mathematics, Spanish, and science. She said the final ...
18. 69% Of All Students Attending Summer School in ...
Arturo Rivera, the Director of National Assessment of Education, of the Ministry of Education (MEDUCA), denied there was an increase in the number of students who failed during the 2011 school year. Rivera said on RPC Radio the statistics show during the 2010 school year 80% of students failed to ...
19. Schools Near Brisas del Golf?
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Hi. I'm a parent of two children with a Panamanian woman. Talks are beginning re: my daughter (who's a very precocious 4.5) going to panama in may with her grandmother. I would prefer to have my daughter in school, or ...
20. Striking Teachers Kidnap Officials at Remote Jungle School
Seven Ministry of Education (Meduca) employees have been effectively kidnapped by the parents, students and teachers of the San Agustín School in Kankintú, in the region Ngöbe Buglé. The parents, teachers, and students are demanding that the Minister of Education, Miguel Ángel Cañizales, travel to the school to respond to ...
21. World Economic Council Ratings 2010 - Panama
Panama improves its country ranking but education is one principal factor detracting from overall score. In the 2010 country rankings by the World Economic Council of Global Competiveness, Panama was ranked 53 out of 139 countries ranked. The positive was this was a jump of 6 places from the 2009 ...
22. The Fight Over Panama's Education System
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The biggest headlines this morning are all about a one-day walkout called for by several teacher's union leaders for public schools in Panama. On the morning news today Panama's Minster of Education Lucy Molinar has said repeatedly that today is a "normal day of ...
23. Panamanian Education System Receives Failing Grades
By Rolando David Delgado for El Siglo - The need to transform the education system in Panama grows every day, and a new report grading the eduction systems from across Latin America reveals the poor state of primary education in the country. Panama scored very low in subjects such as ...
24. Panama Hands Out 93,000 Free Laptop Computers To ...
Comparing what his administration has given to those of his predecessors, President Ricardo Martinelli began yesterday the delivery of laptops to students in fourth, fifth and sixth year. "These computers cost $280 and have more programs than what the previous government bought for $460 dollars. There is a clear difference ...
25. Metropolitan School
I recently noticed the Metropolitan School of Panama admissions office in Clayton, Panama and I am concerned about the land they are going to build on and lease from cuidad del saber. I checked the web site and it appears that they are going to build one to two schools ...
26. New School in El Paraíso - Mariato
Parents of the children who attend school at El Paraíso in Mariato expressed their great joy over the inauguration of a new school building for the students, but at the same time there was also a lot of disappointment because the campus has no electrical connection, despite the fact that ...
27. New Language School (to learn Spanish) on Clayton
There's a new language school opening up on Clayton soon, for those of you interested in learing Spanish in Panama.
28. Panama to eradicate illiteracy by 2009
Xinhua - Panama will eradicate illiteracy in the country by 2009, Panamanian Social Development Minister Maria Roquebert announced Saturday. The Panamanian government has approved an extra budget of 300 million U.S. dollars for the illiteracy eradication plan that will help 5000 illiterates learn to read and write, Roquebert said while ...
29. Next Year School Starts on 28 Feb 2011 ...
Panama's Deputy Minister of Education, Mirna de Crespo said next year the school calender will begin on 28 February 2011 and will end on 23 December 2011. And, she said the school year would consist of three, three-month grading periods (trimesters.) The MEDUCA official said students will have two weeks ...
30. Calling All Expats: Learn Spanish for a Better ...
If you're moving to Panama or already live here and can't speak a word of Spanish, you should really make an effort to learn some. I mean, you don't have to be completely fluent but being able to have a basic conversation does go a long way. Even a survival ...
Current Tides for BalboaClick Here for a very nice real-time visual representation of the current tides at Balboa, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The small "cross" marks the current tide level.
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