Tag: education

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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.