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8,000 teachers learn new classroom skills over summer — USAID

By JT - Aug 28,2016 - Last updated at Aug 28,2016

AMMAN — Some 8,000 primary school teachers from across Jordan learned new methods to teach reading and maths over the summer, USAID said on Sunday. The Ministry of Education developed improved teaching and learning materials and then trained teachers and administrators, USAID said in a statement.

The training was part of the Early Grade Reading and Mathematics Initiative (RAMP), a $48 million project funded by USAID and the UK’s Department for International Development.

Khawla Abu Al Haija, the managing director of RAMP’s education training centre, stressed the ministry’s commitment to improving student achievement by the end of the RAMP initiative in 2019.

USAID official Allyson Wainer said reading and maths were the foundations for future learning and success, according to the statement. “This training will help teachers support their students and measurably increase their skills,” said Wainer.

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WHILE THIS IS A WONDERFUL INVESTMENT BY THE USAID TO HELP THE EDUCATIONAL SECTOR, I AM STILL WONDERING WHY WE ARE DOING THIS WITH TAX PAYERS FUND WHEN THOSE WE ARE HELPING HAS ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE OF HUMANITY TO US CITIZENS. MAY BE THE RESULT OF THIS ELECTION WILL SET A NEW STANDARD OF DIPLOMACY. I AM A DEMOCRAT AND WILL NEVER VOTE REPUBLICAN BUT THE ISSUE OF RAW AND ROTTEN DEALS WHICH WE CAN ONLY GIVE BUT NEVER RECEIVE WILL CERTAINLY BE AN ISSUE IN THIS ELECTION. AS HORRIBLE AS WHAT WE HEAR FROM MR TRUMP, I AM NOT SURE IF IT IS WORST THAT REFUSING HEALTH INSURANCE BENNEFIT TO US CHILDREN WITH JORDANIAN MOTHERS SIMPLY BECAUSE THEIR FATHER IS A NON JORDANIAN MAN. THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY MR TRUMP HAS THIS LEVEL OF FOLLOWERS.

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