6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 24, 2015

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  1. Collaborate To Bridge Gap Between Primary And Prep Schools – Educators React To Gleaner/Bill Johnson GSAT Rankings. The 2015 Gleaner-Bill Johnson Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) rankings show that prep schools continue to outperform their primary-school counterparts in the exams. Educators, citing a number of reasons for this, including the level of parental support that one set of students get over the other, are calling for measures to close the gap… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Primary Schools Making Significant Improvement In Literacy, Numeracy. A number of primary schools that were producing marginal results, particularly in the mastery of literacy and numeracy, have shown significant improvements in the 2015 sitting of the Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy Test, a prerequisite to register for the Grade Six Achievement Test… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Holness Stoutly Defends His ‘Big House’ – Every Poor Man Must (Strive To) Build A Big House. While declaring that he had not planned to respond to Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips, who has criticised the house he is building on the campaign trail, with what appeared to be control rage, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness said the house was the product of ambition and hard work… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaica’s Fisheries Ranked Worst Among The Caribbean. At least one marine expert has ranked Jamaica among the worst in the Caribbean when it comes to depletion of marine resources… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Jamaican Law Enforcers Get Training In Counterterrorism. Jamaica’s capacity to fight terrorism is being strengthened with the training of 40 local law-enforcement officers in various aspects of counterterrorism and how to cramp the source of the financing for such crimes… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Alia Pursuing Fast Time For Rio Medal. Alia Atkinson was the fastest in the world in the 100-metre breaststroke for 2015. At the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup in Dubai on November 6, the iconic Jamaican swimmer produced 1:05.93s to win gold… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com