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Valley Alliance for Education marks 25 years

October marks the 25th anniversary of the Valley Alliance for Education (VAE). The all-volunteer, non-profit, community organization was formed in October 1990 for the purpose of promoting excellence in public school education in Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro. VAE essentially builds partnerships between educators, the community at large, and businesses to promote initiatives benefiting local area students in their classrooms.

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Valley Alliance for Education honors area teachers

Valley Alliance for Education presented 28 Creative Classroom Grants – totaling $22,613 – to area teachers August 13, during an awards ceremony and reception at the Blue Ridge Community College Plecker Workforce Center.

Grant awarded for study of decline of bobwhite quail

Emmett Toms of Dominion Power recently presented a grant awarded to the Valley Alliance for Education for Darrell Steege’s project, “Bobwhite Quail Restoration Conservation Project.” Stuarts Draft High School students will be working on this project, which will examine the role that land use has played in the decline of the bobwhite quail locally.

Local teacher wins Dominion grant

The Valley Alliance for Education receives a Dominon grant awarded to Christy Davis of Staunton for her project “Open a Can O’ Worms.” Emmett Toms of Dominion awarded Davis her check at the September VAE meeting. The Dominion Educational Partnership is committed to supporting projects that focus upon math and science education, including an ecological […]

VAE honors area’s teachers of the year

The Valley Alliance for Education 2010 Annual Reception was held last night at Robert Plecker Workforce Center at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave. The annual reception is held each year to honor grant winners as well as teacher of the year for Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro Public Schools. The audience that was […]