This post is a running record of teachers leaving ASK. As we get new and updated information, we will make changes to this page. High school 18 teachers are departing ASK from the high school. There are 47 teachers (not counting the Arabic/Religion department), so this is a turnover of 38%. Middle School 5 teachers … Continue reading Teachers Leaving ASK (updated 30-May)
We have spoken with multiple members of the Collaborative Learning Committee from the 2016-2017 school year, and all have confirmed that the end-of-year report for this committee is largely false. The committee did not meet after the initial meeting at the beginning of the year, but the chair of the committee still submitted a full … Continue reading Falsified Accreditation Reports
We would like to use survey #5 to investigate whether teachers feel supported when needing to escalate discipline to their administrators. A lot of teachers have contacted us and mentioned that they feel their administrators don't support them with classroom discipline. This includes questioning that implies the discipline wasn't necessary, not following through on discipline, and many … Continue reading Survey 5 – Do you receive disciplinary support from administration?
In Survey 4, we asked a simple questions: How many "summer runners" do you think there will be (including current faculty that don't return as well as new teachers that choose not to show up in the first place)? The current average (updated daily) is: 3.6 Keep submitting responses (here) and we will keep updating … Continue reading Survey 4 (Summer Runners) Responses
Today's edition of the Kuwait Times includes a piece by Fajer Ahmed (e-mail), a labor attorney in Kuwait. In summary, the post offers a comparison of the practices of companies in the GCC versus companies in western countries. She suggests that there are many companies that do not follow Kuwait labor law, but that employees … Continue reading Finding a better job (Advice from a labor attorney)
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has cancelled the impending ban on the hiring of expatriate workers under the age of 30. Read the full story here.
This article was published by International Finance Coporation (link). We think that it would be worth your time to read the article in its entirety. We have not changed the content of the report, but we will used bold italics to add emphasis. An IFC Reports Interview with Mr. Wael A. Abdul Ghafoor, Owner, American … Continue reading A full interview with Wael.