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Healthy Kids micro grant for Gainesville Middle School

Gainesville Middle School is one of seven public schools in Northern Virginia to receive a Healthy Kids grant from The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. Grants up to $2,000 for the 2020-21 school year were awarded to support programs that promote healthy lifestyles through increased exercise and physical activity or healthy nutrition.

Coalition of local governments, NOVA, and job experts to help get residents back to work for free

The governments of Prince William County and Manassas have joined forces with employment experts and NOVA to help local residents affected by COVID-19 get back to work by receiving free education and workforce supportive services.

Virtual public hearing Sept.14 on Va. SOLs for computer technology

Virginia Board of Education will hold a virtual public hearing on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at 6 p.m. to solicit comments on the proposed 2020 Computer Technology Standards of Learning.

100 percent virtual learning for Fauquier County students Aug. 24 through December

Faced with insurmountable workforce issues, the Fauquier County School Board voted August 10 to move to a 100% virtual instructional model for all students through December. The first day of school remains August 24.

Should Standards of Quality be changed? Va. Education Board wants written comments by Aug. 28

Standards of Quality outline the foundational instructional programs and support services all schools in Virginia must provide.

Educators share their perspectives on how to talk to children about racism

As our community and country struggle with the horrific death of Mr. George Floyd, many parents of children, teens and young adults are seeking concrete ways to talk, and act to heal the tremendous hurt and injustice done throughout American history. Four community educators, who teach college, elementary students and mentor young men are lending their voices and perspectives on how to be part of the solution. They include Dr. Michael Otaigbe, Roxanne Edwards, Liz Bush and Gil Knowles.

UVA developing new brain therapy tools to battle neurological diseases, cancer, stroke

University of Virginia researchers are pioneering the use of focused ultrasound to defy the brain’s protective barrier so that doctors could deliver many treatments directly into the brain to that may revolutionize treatment for conditions from Alzheimer’s to epilepsy to brain tumors – and perhaps help repair the devastating damage caused by stroke.

Speak for the trees and celebrate Earth Day

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and while COVID-19 has everything locked down, there are still things people can do to celebrate the day.

Pandemic brings covered tuition for incoming freshmen at Franciscan University in Ohio

Step in Faith covering tuition plan applies to new full-time on-campus undergraduates and covers tuition after scholarships and grants, while students retain responsibility for their fees, housing, and meal plans.

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