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Dedicated bus lanes could ease early morning congestion on roads
October 19, 2014 Updated: October 20, 2014 12:17 AM
DUBAI // Traffic chiefs in Dubai were urged on Sunday to introduce bus lanes to ease congestion and reduce school journey times for children.
“They are common in other countries so perhaps something similar could be introduced in Dubai,” said Clive Pierrepont, director of communications for Taaleem, a private school operator.
“They could also be used for public transport and taxis as well as the emergency services and, in case of an accident, allow for diversions.
“Obviously it would not apply during the summer months when schools are closed but I think it’s something that should be looked into and considered.”
The priority was to make sure the journey to and from school was as safe as possible for children, Mr Pierrepont said. Read more >>>
Listen to Ros Marshall, CEO, Taaleem who shares her insights into the education sector and plans going forward.
Listen to Tim Waley, Pricipal, Uptown School joining with Dubai Eye's Education Panel discussing on the subjects "getting back to school and getting back to the routine" and "students aren't getting enough sleep - schools starts too early"
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The Role of Exams in our School System
Listen to the radio podcast from Dubai Eye's Education Panel discussing the role of exams in our school systems. How much emphasis should students be putting on exam results and how can we better prepare them for the real world?
Joining in the conversation, Dr Bruce Robinson, the new Principal at Jumeira Baccalaureate School.
Dr. Bruce Robinson is the new Principal of Jumeira Baccalaureate School. He has over 35 years of experience as an educational leader and teacher in public, independent and international schools in Australia, India, Vietnam and the United States. His school leadership experience includes primary and K-12 schools, single sex/co-ed schools and residential / day schools over a 23-year period since 1990. He has curriculum leadership experience in the International Baccalaureate, International Primary Curriculum, British, Australian, American and Indian (ICSE) curricula. He has led six schools and undertaken educational consultancy projects in Australia, Vietnam, India, Jordan and the USA.