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Charting a Course for Pacific Childhood: Insights from the PacREF Regional ECE Conference

NDOE Press – In the picturesque setting of Nadi, Fiji, from March 12 to 15, 2024, a beacon of hope illuminated the Pacific horizon. The PacREF Regional Early Childhood Education (ECE) Conference convened at Tonoa Hotel bringing in diverse array of stakeholders, all united by a singular purpose: to champion the cause of early childhood […]

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New National Framework for Student Testing on the Horizon

NDOE Press – From March 19th – 22nd 2024, staff and specialists at the FSM National and State Departments of Education came together to advance plans for a national student assessment framework. The National Student Assessment and Reporting Framework (NSARF) will outline guidelines for assessing and reporting on student performance, including annual student testing, in

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Acting Secretary Briefs Governor Joseph on FSM SEE Project

Kolonia, Pohnpei: February 27, 2024 – Governor Stevenson A. Joseph welcomed a delegation led by the Acting Secretary of the National Department of Education, Mr. Wayne Mendiola, along with Ms. Rachel Salomon, Ms. Hyunjeong Lee project manager, FSM Skills & Employability Enhancement Project, and Angelyne Aten, Project Assistant. The courtesy visit aimed to update Governor

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Building Foundations for Excellence in Early Childhood Education Policies and Practices

NDOE Press – In a bid to enhance the quality of early childhood education and streamline operational procedures, the National Department of Education through the Division of Formal and Nonformal Education recently conducted a groundbreaking workshop focused on Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and policy development in the early childhood education sector. The workshop took place

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Launching of the FSM Skills and Employability Enhancement (FSM SEE) Project

Kolonia, Pohnpei, NDOE Press – On November 2, 2023, the Federated States of Micronesia, Department of Education celebrated a momentous occasion as they officially inaugurated the FSM Skills and Employability Enhancement (FSM SEE) Project, a Performance Grants program generously provided by the World Bank. This event, held at the PICS High School Cafeteria in Kolonia,

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MTEC: “Connecting Indigenous Knowledge Across Academic Disciplines.”

Kosrae State, Micronesia – The recently concluded Micronesia Teacher Education Conference (MTEC) held in Kosrae State from July 4th to 7th, 2023, proved to be a momentous gathering of educators, experts, and representatives from diverse organizations. With the theme “Connecting Indigenous Knowledge Across Academic Disciplines,” the conference aimed to emphasize the importance of integrating indigenous

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2023 FACSSO Outcomes

On Wednesday, March 1st 2023, the FSM Association of Chief State School Officers (FACSSO) gathered in Pohnpei to discuss upcoming plans and policies for education nationwide. The convening included representation from the State and National Department of Educations as well as COM-FSM, including the presence of the National Secretary and Assistant Secretaries of Education, the

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National and State DOEs Unite to Revise Data Policy and Set Targets for Education Indicators

NDOE Press – On February 20-24, 2023,  representatives from national and state departments of education gathered to review policies for managing education data and set targets for 25 education indicators. The meeting was hosted by the Chuuk Department of Education, and the Director of the department gave welcoming remarks, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and

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