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Blacksburg Regional Teacher of Year said to be pioneer for women in career and technical education

“Mrs. Carrier epitomizes the characteristics of the ideal teacher that we all want for our children,” said Bernard Bragen Jr.. Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent “Her passion and enthusiasm for teaching and children is reflective in the performance of her students. We are grateful to have her as a member of our faculty. “

Backers of lower cost prescriptions can’t overcome Governor’s veto

SB274, which would have created a Prescription Drug Affordability Board, did not achieve a two-thirds threshold required to override a veto.

Youngkin and legislators agree to work on budget

Gov. Youngkin intends to call General Assembly into session May 15 - for final vote after budget disagreements are resolved.

Governor’s Flag Order for the 17th Anniversary of the Virginia Tech Shooting

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff April 16 in memory and respect for the 17th Anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting which took the lives of 32 people.

Making Math Relevant: Hanover math teacher chosen 2025 Virginia Regional Teacher of the Year

“Mrs. Yamamoto challenges every one of her students to not just learn the rigorous math concepts in her classroom, but she also makes the math relevant and applies every lesson to real life,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Coons. She strived to make math come alive for students and share how it applies to real-life situations. She was also determined to show students that math is not scary and help them believe that they are “math people.”

Free motorcycle safety course April 20 at NVCC-Manassas, approved by Va. State Police

Warmer weather traditionally leads to an increase of motorists of all kinds on Virginia roads, especially motorcycles. With that increased traffic comes the increased likelihood of motorcycle and vehicle interactions. Virginia State Police is once again offering its “Ride 2 Save Lives” motorcycle self-assessment courses across the Commonwealth in hopes of making those interactions as safe as possible.

Newport News middle school teacher Chanda Woods is Region 2 Teacher of the Year

Chanda Woods, an integrated language arts teacher at Newport News Public Schools’ Crittenden Middle School, has been named the 2025 Virginia Regional Teacher of the Year (Region 2) by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). Woods has been a teacher and a mentor for 26 years.

Celebrate Earth Day by participating in one of 50+ events at Virginia State Parks

From educational programs to hands-on conservation efforts, the parks invite visitors of all ages to join in honoring our planet and taking action for a sustainable future. There will be something for everyone this Earth Day at Virginia State Parks. To learn more, go to virginiastateparks.gov/earthday.

York River State Park reopens boat ramp with floating dock and sidewalk

The project also included replacing all dock structures and dredging the area. The docks are made of composite materials and provide ADA accessibility to visitors.

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