Tag: V.I. Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum

Education Department Hopes Modular Classrooms Will Return Students to ‘Normalcy’

CHARLOTTE AMALIE -– The territory’s recovery from last fall’s devastating hurricanes continues to progress with the approval of the contract for the engineering, construction and installation of 240 temporary classrooms by Governor Kenneth Mapp. The agreement also provides for 19 large Sprung structures that can serve as cafeterias and gymnasiums. V.I. Education Commissioner Sharon Ann McCollum said her […]

Puerto Rico’s Education Secretary Says School Enrollment Is Down Eleven Percent … Mapp And Local Education Officials Won’t Say If Territory Has Suffered A Comparable Loss

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s education secretary says enrollment at the U.S. commonwealth’s public schools this year has dropped by 11 per cent so far compared with the previous year. Julia Keleher said Thursday that some 317,000 students have enrolled for the new school year, roughly 40,000 less than those registered in May. […]

MAPP: Territory’s Schools Won’t Be ‘Perfect’ When They Open In Three Weeks … But They Will Be Clean

BIG ORDER: Gov. Kenneth Mapp (middle) and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter (right) listen as Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum explains why the territory’s schools won’t be in “perfect order” when they open in three weeks. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The territory’s schools won’t be ready when they open in three weeks — but they will […]