30 Dec '11, 9pm

Excellence in all schools, not just some - TODAYonline: #all

SINGAPORE - Instead of operating as single entities and focusing only on individual excellence, schools should collaborate as they innovate and improve so that good practices can be shared. And to foster a spirit of partnership, collaboration among schools will given greater recognition in the criteria for national school awards and also in the revised School Excellence Model, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat in his message to principals and senior educators at the 14th Appointment and Appreciation Ceremony for Principals yesterday. "When schools form collaborative partnerships with one another, more schools, if not all schools, can achieve excellence," said Mr Heng, who laid out the direction the ministry would take in the coming years: To develop "good schools" in every neighbourhood, to nurture "values-centred" school leaders and to affirm the diversity of talent ...

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