Recent U.S. Census Bureau data show reductions in the poverty rate and increases in household median income, but that’s not the whole story.
This fall, Shenandoah University’s School of Education and Human Development, in partnership with the Virginia Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD), will a conference on poverty for K-12 teachers, education leaders and others interested in issues related to education in Virginia.
The policy gulf between the development and environmental communities might not at first seem obvious but occasionally our interests travel on different trajectories. The compelling need to provide energy to the estimated 1.2 billion people who do not have access to electricity crashes into the reality of the climate change consequences of providing that energy from coal and fossil fuels.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner released this statement today following the announcement that Virginia will receive a $17.5 million Preschool Development Expansion Grant to serve children in 11 Virginia school divisions.
Tim Kaine comments on a grant that will allow Virginia to increase the number of children served in state-funded preschool programs by 17 percent.
A new study of New York State teachers shows that since 1999, the academic ability of both those certified to teach and those hired to teach has increased substantially.
Jesmyn Ward, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University.
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank today released a new study—Hunger in America 2014, a comprehensive demographic profile of people seeking charitable food assistance in the Blue Ridge area.
I’m a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it’s a tougher road today.
Our Community Place in Harrisonburg invites you to join in a “Night Out!”—a delicious four-course meal prepared by our Special Guest, Chef Praserth, of Beyond Restaurant.
The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education is marking its 50th anniversary during the 2014-2015 academic year with special events, guest lectures and fundraising for the 50th Anniversary Scholarship Fund.
The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, highlights Virginia’s Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits Program as part of the #41Days of School Choice initiative.
From a life of human trafficking and drugs to one as an award-winning college professor and recording artist – that’s the story Elaine Richardson will share Friday, Sept.5, at 8 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. The event is free and open to the public.
McAuliffe announces creation of Children’s Cabinet and the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success
Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed an Executive Order creating a cabinet solely dedicated to the education, health, safety, and welfare of Virginia’s children and youth.
Since 1990 the Annie E. Casey Foundation has ranked states annually on overall child well-being in a report called Kids Count Data Book. The Foundation’s report is viewed as the authoritative source of information on how we are doing nationally as well as state by state for our children.
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement this morning on the proposed juvenile illegal immigrant detention facility in Lewrenceville.
Our Community Place in Harrisonburg, Virginia invites you to join in a “Night Out!”—a delicious four-course meal prepared by our special Guest Chefs, and local favorite, XENIA: A Kabob Grille, Saturday, June 14, 5-8 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance legislation that would raise the minimum wage.
On Wednesday this week, the United States Senate will hold a vote to raise the minimum wage, currently at $7.25 an hour, by 95 cents a year for the next three years. It will become $10.10 an hour in 2016.
For the second year in row, Emeritus at Staunton is seeking to help combat senior malnutrition by joining in Emeritus’ nationwide effort to deliver more than 10,000 meals to seniors across America in the next 60 days in honor of National Food Month.
Although the terms “minimum wage” and “living wage” are sometimes used interchangeably, their meanings are quite different. A minimum wage is the lowest a business can legally pay. A living wage is what its workers need to meet their families’ basic needs – to stave off the choice between a gallon of gas and a gallon of milk.
The Atlantic Coast Conference continued its participation in the World Vision’s “Gifts-in-Kind” Program, which allows the league to donate its runner-up ACC championship gear to those in need in developing countries. Gear from both the ACC Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournaments was donated.
Our starting pay for sales associates is $10. We know that gradually raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour makes good business sense.
New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has revealed the dramatic effect the immune system has on the brain development of young children.
Newt Gingrich thinks John Kerry should resign after telling a conference in Indonesia on Sunday that global warming is “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Va.) released the following statement after the Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on Tuesday entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.”
On behalf of the Restore AccessUVA Campaign, we would like to express our immense gratitude to the University of Virginia (U.Va.) board member and alumnus John Griffin for his generous $4 million dollar challenge donation toward AccessUVa.
As a small business owner myself, I don’t see the logic in business people arguing against increasing the minimum wage. It’s just not logical to pay people a wage that doesn’t even cover basics like food, housing, utilities and transportation needed to get to work.
Members of Congress have announced a deal on the “Farm Bill” and it just passed the House by a 251-166 margin. It will now move to the Senate. 103 Democrats voted against the Farm Bill on concerns that cuts to the food stamp program were draconian. And they’re right.
Alexandria communications consultant and former White House aide Ed Gillespie today announced his campaign for U.S. Senate.
Our Community Place in Harrisonburg invites you to join in a “Night Out!”—a delicious four-course meal prepared by our special Guest Chefs, and local favorites, Clementine Café, Hank’s Smokehouse, and Thunderbird Cafe.
The Our Community Christmas Concert is set for Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 College Ave., in Harrisonburg. Special chef-prepared desserts will be served with other refreshments starting at 6pm; live musical performance begins at 7pm.
The I Am Not A Loan campaign and students from the University of Virginia have launched an online campaign asking donors to register their disappointment with the University of Virginia, after its governing board made a decision to cut funding from the school’s financial aid program, AccessUVa.
Our Community Place in Harrisonburg invites you to join in a “Night Out!”—a delicious four-course meal prepared by our special Guest Chefs, JMU’s PCMA.
The minimum wage has put a floor under workers’ wages since taking effect 75 years ago on October 24, 1938. But at $7.25 an hour, today’s federal minimum wage is the same as it was in 1950, after adjusting for inflation.
Essential oils are more popular than ever for medicinal and therapeutic purposes as well as in fragrances and flavorings for food and drinks.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine submitted the following comments to Virginia’s Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission in response to its request for public input on the decision of whether or not to expand Medicaid in Virginia.