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Troops to Teachers Virginia Center at William & Mary College gets funding

Virginia likes retired military personnel as teachers and wants to attract more.

National Merit fallout - Legislation to outlaw delaying accolades and awards from Va. students

In response to reports that Fairfax County withheld National Merit awards from students, thereby jeopardizing their scholarship opportunities, Gov.Youngkin asked the Atty. General to investigate Fairfax County's handling of 1,000+ students who were not notified of National Merit Awards. Now, the controversy has spread to 16 Northern Virginia schools, including Loudoun and Prince William counties, who delayed notifying students of their National Merit recognition.

NOVEC and its trade association, VMDAEC, invite scholarship applications

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives are offering college, vocational, and trade school scholarships to public, private, and home-schooled high school seniors whose families receive electricity from electric cooperatives.

Grant-funded PADI Aware and Coral Reef Conservation training offered in Occoquan

Thanks to a grant they've received, Occoquan's own Patriot Scuba is offering two free classes and certifications from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) for up to 75 people.

Draft of proposed history standards - the good and the bad - sent to Va. Board of Education

“These draft standards are stronger because they reflect the contributions of subject-matter experts, thoughtful citizens, and a broad set of organizations across two administrations,” Secretary of Education Aimee Guidera said. “They better meet Governor Glenn Youngkin’s directive to teach all history—the good and the bad—and will prepare all of Virginia’s students to become informed and engaged citizens and members of our democracy, communities and economy.”

Fun facts about your Thanksgiving meal

If you’ve ever sat down to a Thanksgiving meal and wondered where all that deliciousness came from, now you can find out.

Smart shopping: Take Charge America shares tips to keep scammers from playing the Grinch this year

With the holiday shopping season ramping up, here are 6 tips to understand how to avoid falling victim to scams.

New College & industry work together on apprenticeship training for actual jobs

The “earn while you learn” approach combines on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. A company can assemble a skilled workforce, and employees get paid training and the ability to advance when they complete the program.

Charity car show Nov. 5 for Battlefield HS Band at BHS in Haymarket

To replace Battlefield High School Band music instruments and help offset the costs of participating in regional competitions, there will be a charity car show at the high school in Haymarket Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.

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