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Local foods finding their way into many Virginia school cafeterias

The phone call was one indicator that serving locally grown foods in Virginia schools was catching on.


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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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Senate defeats charter school amendment

The Senate rejected SB 588, SJ 6, and SJ 93, which sought to amend the Virginia constitution to allow state government to establish charter schools,


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VCU partners with Richmond schools’ Region One Autism Education Consortium

The VCU School of Education is partnering with the state’s Region 1 school divisions to establish the Region 1 Autism Education Consortium.


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Governor McAuliffe announces $1+ billion investment in K-12, higher education

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced his budget package for Virginia’s public schools, which includes a $1 billion investment in K-12 and higher education.


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Agriculture in the Classroom accepting applications for Teacher of the Year

The Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom program wants to recognize Virginia teachers who successfully incorporate agriculture into their core lessons.


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Virginia schools kick off campaign to encourage safe teen driving during high-risk months

With warm weather just around the corner, schools from across the commonwealth are kicking off a safety campaign for youth and teens to encourage safe driving behaviors and passenger safety.


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Northern Virginia teacher wins Deloitte-Sally Ride Science Award for Teaching Innovation in STEM

Sally Ride Science announced on Wednesday the winners of a nationwide contest for K-12 educators in the U.S. to recognize innovations in instruction related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as well as STEM careers.


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House Democrats urge bipartisan support for education funding

Today, the House Democratic Caucus released a statement urging House Republicans to support a state budget that includes badly needed funding for Virginia schools.


JoePa gets his wins back: The NCAA got what it wanted from Joe Paterno, moves on

The headlines today out of Happy Valley, Pa., have the NCAA about to restore 112 Penn State football wins previously vacated in the final years of the Joe Paterno era in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.


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ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC, student-athlete representatives to begin era of autonomy

A group of 80 members from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC will meet Saturday, Jan. 17 at the NCAA Convention to begin a new era of autonomy aimed at protecting and improving the college experience for student-athletes.


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VCU poll: 92 percent think colleges should be required to report sexual assaults to police

A new VCU poll indicates strong support among Virginians for legislative proposals that would require university faculty or staff to report to police within 48 hours any alleged criminal sexual assaults that come to their attention.


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Mark Herring on State Senate immigrant tuition bill

Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement on a Senate bill that would take away in-state tuition from students who have been declared “lawfully present” through acceptance into the federal “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program.


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Mark Obenshain: The governor is at it again

Last night, both chambers of the General Assembly convened with other government leaders to hear the Governor deliver the annual “State of the Commonwealth” address.


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Virginia Tech announces shifts to future football schedules

With the addition of Notre Dame in 2019, Virginia Tech has moved future contests with Penn State and Wisconsin and announced the addition of another Big Ten Conference school to its future football slates to go along with previously announced opponents from Power 5 schools.


Food Bank to provide more healthy food in coming year

Buying unhealthy, inexpensive food is one of the most common ways that client households of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank stretch their dollars, a recent study of hunger reveals.


Within Reach program to shed light on careers in health care

The next Within Reach program in Roanoke will shed light on the depth and breadth of health care career options and what it takes to get there.


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UVA report on school readiness finds some Virginia students lacking

A new study conducted by education researchers at the University of Virginia finds that about one-third of Virginia students lack at least one important element of readiness for kindergarten.


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Governor McAuliffe announces education legislation at Norfolk Technical Center

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday a series of legislative proposals aimed at expanding economic opportunity across the Commonwealth by improving Virginia’s educational system and addressing issues ranging from daycare facilities to building a 21st century workforce.


UVA football assistant Tom O’Brien retires after 40-year career

UVA associate head coach for offense and tight ends coach Tom O’Brien announced his retirement from coaching. O’Brien’s career spanned 40 seasons at four different schools, including 16 years as a head coach at Boston College and NC State.


Vote of confidence: Did Virginia Tech AD need to affirm support for Frank Beamer?

Frank Beamer is Virginia Tech football, and thus is the linchpin of the school’s overall marketing efforts, not just for sports, but for everything that matters. Odd, then, that he would need a vote of confidence on a random Saturday in January from his AD after a couple of subpar seasons.


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UVA women’s basketball opens ACC play at Virginia Tech

The UVA women’s basketball team (10-3, 0-0 ACC) begins Atlantic Coast Conference play when it plays at Virginia Tech (9-5, 0-1 ACC) on Sunday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. in Blacksburg, Va.


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My Virginia Plate will be 2015 Virginia AITC book of year

Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has named My Virginia Plate, written by Tammy Maxey and illustrated by Kevin Pitts and Greg Cravens, its 2015 Virginia AITC Book of the Year.


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Potomac Nationals annual Hot Stove Banquet & Silent Sports Memorabilia Auction set

The Potomac Nationals have announced the club’s 20th annual Hot Stove Banquet and Silent Sports Memorabilia Auction, the official offseason kickoff event for the 2015 season, will be held on Sunday, January 25th, 2015.


Blue Ridge Area Food Bank receives $75,000 from Dominion Foundation

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has received a $75,000 donation from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, Inc., parent company of Dominion Virginia Power.


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UVA vice president Thomas Skalak named senior official of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Thomas Skalak, vice president for research at the University of Virginia, has been named the inaugural executive director for science and technology programs at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation in Seattle, officials announced Monday. The appointment is effective Feb. 1.


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Governor McAuliffe announces USDA funding for two programs connecting Virginia schools, farmers

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Monday announced that Virginia was selected for two USDA awards that will help connect Virginia agricultural producers with school systems statewide.


Mark Rush to direct Washington and Lee Center for Global Learning

Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee University, has been appointed the next director of W&L’s Center for Global Learning.


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Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine students address end-of-life decisions for pet owners

Euthanasia is one of the most sensitive areas of veterinary medicine, but a group of students at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech decided to tackle it head on with a series of educational events.


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ACLU files federal discrimination complaint against Gloucester School Board for bathroom policy

The ACLU and the ACLU of Virginia filed an administrative complaint with the Department of Justice and Department of Education against Gloucester County Public Schools (GCPS) for adopting a bathroom policy that segregates transgender students from using the same restrooms and locker rooms as their peers.


Game on: What happens if colleges can’t rely on student fees to fund athletics anymore?

The dirty little secret of college athletics is that they don’t pay for themselves, even football and men’s basketball, and that any athletics department budget is balanced on the backs of kids who don’t play college sports, may not attend any games and have to borrow money and work part-time jobs for the privilege.


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House Majority Leader Kirk Cox proposes caps on mandatory student athletic fees

Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) announced Thursday that he will propose legislation in the 2015 General Assembly session to cap student athletic fees at Virginia’s four-year public universities.


Ken Plum: On the agenda for the Virginia General Assembly

One of the most frequently asked questions of me this time of year is, “What will the General Assembly be doing when it meets?”


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DuPont Community Credit Union scholarship deadline is March 2

DuPont Community Credit Union will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at each of the 19 high schools in the DCCU service area.


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Virginia Tech green building class benefits area high schools, Habitat for Humanity

In a unique partnership between the Giles County Technology Center, Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley, and a Virginia Tech sustainable biomaterials class, college students developed teaching materials on green building for high schools students.


Virginia Tech student Elizabeth Henry extends holiday spirit to children worldwide

What began as a small family effort for one Virginia Tech student has now grown into a multi-campus outreach program.


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Labor issues, institutional markets addressed at Farm to Table Conference

What needs to happen for Americans to value fresh, healthy, local food more? The annual Virginia Farm to Table Conference has become a meeting ground to discuss that question and many others.


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Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission announces call for grant applicants

The Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission (CSCC) is now accepting grant applications for projects beginning in the 2015 calendar year.


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ACLU responds to Gloucester School Board decision on transgender students

The Gloucester School Board voted Tuesday to accept a policy that will discriminate against transgender students.


Getting kids into environmental activism

Young people can also get involved in environmental protection efforts right in their own backyards even without the support of a non-profit.


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UVA research finds academic ability of New York teachers has increased

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.


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ACLU encourages Gloucester schools to reject transgender bathroom policy

The ACLU sent a letter this week to the Gloucester County School Board urging it to reject a proposed policy that would limit school restrooms and locker rooms to “the corresponding biological genders.”


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Get to know Sabrina Rubin Erdely: The reporter who wrote the Rolling Stone UVA hit piece

Sabrina Rubin Erdely staked her reputation, the reputation of the well-respected national magazine that she wrote for and a top national university on the word of an emotional young woman who it now appears wanted to have nothing to do with being at the center of a media firestorm.


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ACC to announce bowl selections live on theACC.com

The ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) is providing fans with the exclusive opportunity to tune in LIVE as bowl selections are revealed beginning at 5:30 pm ET on Sunday, December 7 on theACC.com.


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Herring joins inaugural group of Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows on education policy

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has been named a member of the inaugural cohort of the Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellowship.


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Agriculture education need not wait until middle and high school

Effective education about agriculture begins at a young age, ideally in schools.


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Virginia college access organization receives $25K grant from Dominion Resources

Thanks to a $25,000 grant from Dominion Resources, GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, a college access organization, can provide more financial aid services to students in Augusta, Highland and Nelson.


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Notification plan for local bus service changes related to inclement weather announced

The Central Shenandoah Planning Commission District announced the notification plan for changes to local bus service in the Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta area related to inclement winter weather.


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Game Notes: UVA and Virginia Tech hook up Friday night

UVA and Virginia Tech meet in the 2014 Commonwealth Clash on Friday at 8 p.m. in Blacksburg.


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After 40 years, the voice of the Marching Virginians is signing off

If you’ve been to a Virginia Tech football game in the last 40 years, you’ve heard Paul A. “Tony” Distler’s distinctive and clear baritone boom over the public address system during the Marching Virginians’ halftime show.