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Kaine, Tester introduce bill protecting federal student aid for Gold Star families

U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Jon Tester introduced the Protect our Gold Star Families’ Education Act.

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Tim Kaine tells VCU graduates to become better listeners

Sen. Tim Kaine challenged graduates to become better listeners during Virginia Commonwealth University’s spring commencement ceremony.

Kaine leads Senate push for greater emphasis on career, technical education

Sen. Tim Kaine is introducing the CTE Excellence and Equity Act to support re-designing the high school experience.

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Kaine cosponsors bill to strengthen education in Rural Virginia

Tim Kaine has cosponsored a bill to strengthen educational opportunity in Rural Virginia.

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Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards 27 scholarships

The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce recently recognized outstanding high school senior students from public and private schools in the area.

Distance education and event planning courses

Getting the new online graduate degree, updating the existing trade, or getting additional courses to promote their careers – every student will have his own unique goal that is 100% achievable.

Five EMU students recognized as Teachers of Promise

Five senior education students from EMU were selected by education faculty to attend the Teachers of Promise Foundation Institute.

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Ken Plum: Redesigning our schools

My first experience in Fairfax County came as a result of being placed as an intern teacher by the University of Virginia in Fairfax County Public Schools.

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Ken Plum: Education as the priority

My constituents have made clear to me that their top priority for the budget is education funding; the Governor had the same priority in preparing his budget.

Local school leaders applaud House proposal to restore lottery fund distribution

Education leaders from across the Commonwealth are applauding the House of Delegates plan to restore lottery fund distributions to local school divisions.

House Republicans outline education agenda

Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday outlined their legislative agenda to promote opportunities in education.

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Del. Steve Landes highlights 2016 legislative priorities

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, today announced his legislative priorities, with a focus on economic development, education and health care.

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McAuliffe announces Education and Workforce in a New Virginia Economy legislative package

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a series of legislative proposals aimed at improving public schools and enhancing the workforce system.

Bob Goodlatte: House acts on K-12 education reform

All too often we see the federal government intervening in the education system, adding more red tape and bureaucracy without benefit to the students.

Computational thinking will help students become better scientists

A team of researchers led by a Virginia Tech faculty member has received $1.25 million from the National Science Foundation to introduce computational approaches to help students learn chemistry in an environment that encourages scientific discussion.

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Senate education bill includes provisions of Kaine’s career, technical education, safe relationships measures

Following today’s announcement of the final conference report on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to replace No Child Left Behind, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine welcomed the bill’s inclusion of key provisions he authored to help prevent sexual assault and strengthen career and technical education (CTE) in schools across the country.

Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year applications due Dec. 7

Time is running out to apply for Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year recognition; applications are due Dec. 7.

Proposed Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience expected to attract big interest from undergrads

Virginia Tech’s proposed School of Neuroscience promises to be a unique program in the nation, one that will study not only disorders of the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury, but also the mind itself, including decision-making, behavior, and creativity.

Governor McAuliffe announces Complete College America partnership

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a strategic partnership with Complete College America, a national nonprofit, to increase on-time graduation rates, close attainment gaps and provide support for historically underrepresented students.

UVA research: Text messages could help ease ‘summer melt’

Can text messages help assuage the phenomenon of “summer melt,” when students, mostly lower on the socio-economic spectrum, fail to enroll in college even after they have been accepted?

There is no pipeline: Schools are prisons

We are told there is a pipeline in the United States that travels from our school system to our criminal justice system. Correct as the data corroborating the pipeline’s existence may be, it is a flawed way of conceptualizing the issue. There is no pipeline out of schools and into prisons, because schools and prisons in this country are not conceptually separable.

Governor McAuliffe announces 10-point increase in fully accredited schools

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week a significant increase in the number of Virginia schools earning accreditation in 2015.

Waynesboro city school system: Misplaced priorities

Last week, Waynesboro Public Schools had the Waynesboro Police Department on campus at Waynesboro High School for a sweep of the parking lot. ‘Twas a drug bust the school system was instigating.

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Bridgewater College announces Wade Institute for Teaching and Learning

Against the backdrop of the official opening of its Center for Engaged Learning yesterday, Bridgewater College announced that the Center’s new Institute for Teaching and Learning will bear the name of its benefactors, Ben F. and Janice W. Wade, in recognition of their support and their service to higher education.

Charter schools, and other right-libertarian false gods

Charter schools, for the libertarian establishment, are what passes for “free market reform” in public education. They’re regularly pushed by mainstream libertarian think tanks, and at Reason they’re topped only by Uber, right-to-work laws and defined-contribution pensions on the list of libertarian shibboleths.

Warner, Kaine praise $17.5 million in grants to expand access to preschool in Virginia

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) praised today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Education that Virginia will receive $17.5 million in funds under the Preschool Development Grants program to expand access to early childhood education.

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Hands-on learning to be part of ag education at State Fair

Students visiting the State Fair of Virginia as part of its Educational Exposition field trip program will have the opportunity to make a connection between wheat and bread, corn and cereal, cotton and jeans and much more.

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Uncle Sam’s new College Scorecard highlights UVA affordable excellence

Long before U.S. News & World Report began issuing its famed college rankings, aspiring college students and their families have been seeking ways to sort through thousands of post-secondary options.


EMU signs memorandum with Kosovo for teacher training

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) may soon be hosting a cohort of teachers from Kosovo in the master’s of education program.

Washington and Lee enrolls first-year class of 455

Some 455 first-year students will be among the student body when fall semester classes begin Sept. 10 at Washington and Lee University, and a record percentage of them will receive financial aid.

Virginia Tech among the nation’s best universities in U.S. News rankings

Virginia Tech is among the nation’s best universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2016.”

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Shenandoah National Park welcomes fourth-grade students through Every Kid in a Park initiative

Shenandoah National Park invites all 4th-grade students to visit the Park for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program.

Virginia Tech researchers to measure social networks’ influence on public attitudes

A team of scientists led by Virginia Tech researchers has received a $950,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the ways that ideas and behaviors are spread through large social networks like Twitter.

Share agriculture resources with your favorite teacher, school

Parents, grandparents and others with an interest in education have the opportunity to gift agriculture-related resources to an educator or a local school through Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom Adopt-a-Teacher and Adopt-a-School programs.

Initiative to imagine Virginia Tech in the year 2047

The long-range “visioning initiative,” first announced in May, kicks into high gear this week. Virginia Tech President Timothy D. Sands has appointed a broad-based steering committee of faculty to guide the effort to rethink the university of tomorrow.

Welcome Hokies: A snapshot of the newest students at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is welcoming approximately 8,800 new Hokies this year — which includes 1,500 graduate students, more than 6,300 freshmen and 1,000 transfer students.

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Bridgewater College welcomes 12 new faculty members

Bridgewater College welcomes 12 new full-time faculty members for the 2015-16 academic year.

Governor McAuliffe announces across-the-board improvement on SOLs

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that student scores on the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests have improved significantly since last year.

Virginia Tech cancer biologists find a key that may unlock how tumors form and progress

An international team of scientists, led by a Virginia Tech researcher, determined that the number of chromosomes in a cell may be a key to understanding how cancer forms and progresses – a finding that could help inform new treatments.

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JMU to host cybersecurity boot camp for Virginia teachers

Twenty teachers from around Virginia will get hands-on instruction on cutting-edge cybersecurity education tools and methodsJuly 27-31 at James Madison University.

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Ken Plum: School funding in Virginia

The recent tension between the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the School Board over approval of the budget for the public schools left one big factor out of the equation for funding schools–the role of state government in financing public education in the Commonwealth.

Washington and Lee raises $542 mIllion in seven-year campaign

Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, concluded its seven-year campaign on June 30, raising $542.5 million, 8 percent more than the $500 million goal.


VCU researchers, international partners first to identify risk genes for clinical depression

For the first time in scientific history, researchers have identified specific genetic clues to the underlying etiology of clinical depression.

Virginia Tech researchers develop new way to assess healthy beverage intake

There may be a better way to think about daily drinking habits that impact health conditions such as obesity and diabetes, according to a new study by Virginia Tech researchers.

International research team seeks more efficient biomass refinement processes

Researchers from across the world, including from Virginia Tech, plan to mimic the chemistry of the brown rot fungus to improve biorefining processes.

Money wasted? Waynesboro has spent $9 million in last 15 years on Waynesboro High School

The Waynesboro School Board is moving ahead with its plans to commit city taxpayers to $75 million for a new Waynesboro High School after hitting up those same taxpayers for nearly $9 million in improvements in 2002 and 2007.

Mellon Foundation grants Washington and Lee funds for digital humanities, study of histor

Washington and Lee University has received project grants totaling $950,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — one to develop new methods of teaching the humanities using technology and another to study how the lessons of history help us interpret contemporary issues.

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Senate approves Warner proposals to strengthen school accountability, efficiency

The Senate has approved a proposal championed by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) to help school districts better leverage limited resources by giving them access to important tools to help eliminate unnecessary administrative costs and allow more funding to go into the classroom.

Virginia Tech scientists work to help save the Amazon rainforest and its biodiversity

The Amazon Basin’s vast tropical rainforests, rivers, and soils are rich ecosystems vital to the basic functioning of the planet. They churn moisture into the atmosphere, sequester global carbon, regulate climate patterns, and house much of the world’s biodiversity.

After 44 years at EMU, former provost and current library director Beryl Brubaker heads into her second ‘retirement’

Beryl Brubaker knows what it’s like to retire – and to be called back to serve with her gifts once more. In 2008, Brubaker “retired” as provost. That year marked her 37th at Eastern Mennonite University.