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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.

Va. Cooperative Extension offers gardening advice remotely via Zoom starting April 23

Are you thinking about starting a garden but are unsure where to start? Virginia Cooperative Extension says it can help remotely.

No PW Art Society scholarships in 2020

The Prince William Art Society says it will be unable to award the Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarship for 2020 due to the early closing of school.

Sen. Warners’s Academy Day canceled; get info via video

US Senator Mark Warner’s Academy Day 2020 has been canceled. Those interested in attending a Service Academy should sign up to receive a video with the information.

US okays Va. request to cancel SOL tests for 2019-20 school year

The U.S. Department of Education has given Virginia permission to cancel federally mandated Standards of Learning tests during the 2019-2020 school year.

Va. Superintendent of Public Instruction gives flexibility to Class of 2020 and others

James Lane, Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction, is using his authority under Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 51 to ensure that high school seniors who were on track to earn a diploma later this spring are able to graduate, despite school shutdowns for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year as a means of slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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