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UVA School of Medicine reports largest NIH research grant in school’s history

The University of Virginia School of Medicine reports it has received $146.3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health in fiscal 2019, the largest amount in the school’s history. In one notable milestone, the federal Food and Drug Administration just approved an artificial pancreas developed at UVA to free people with type 1 diabetes from the painful ritual of daily needlesticks.

College info night in Woodbridge

Northern Virginia Community College officials will present "College Night in Virginia" designed for anyone who wants to attend college. On Nov. 7 munch on pizza, hear talks on various college topics, put name in hat for scholarship drawing.

BHS & FPHS pilot Microsoft Academy

Battlefield and Forest Park high schools, home to Prince William County’s two Information Technology (IT) Specialty Programs, are among 30 high schools statewide selected to pilot the Microsoft IT Academy Program.

BHS hosted marching band battle

About 20 marching bands from throughout Northern Virginia came to compete at Battlefield High School during high winds to show their stuff. Battlefield sponsored the program, but did not compete. Fauquier’s Kettle Run High School took first place in the Class A division.

Take a look at new math books proposed in Prince William

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Two of the math books being evaluated (courtesy photo)
Prince William County Va. Schools are evaluating new books for mathematics. Until Dec. 21, the public has a chance to review and comment on the proposed textbooks, which cover from kindergarten math to calculus.

Sept. 30 deadline to apply for U.S. service academies

Deadline: Former Secretary of the Navy and now US Senator James Webb will accept service academy applications until Sept. 30

Piney Branch Elementary ready to fly

Prince William County schools welcomed its newest elementary school to the division on Aug. 24, when Piney Branch Elementary School, at 8301 Linton Hall Road in Bristow,
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held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 57th elementary school was opened by its community of students, teachers, special guests and families, who exhibited enthusiasm for the new school with a standing-room only audience. Two students are shown here at the new Piney Branch Elementary school pause with the school’s Cardinal mascot.

School buses will be on the move

Stay Alert: 800 School Buses Will Roll on Sept. 6 in Prince William County.

PWCS welcomes 650 new teachers

Some 650 teachers joined Prince William County Schools’ ranks for the 2011-12 school year. Some just graduated from college, others have taught for years elsewhere and still others have had careers in other professions but are joining the ranks of the teachers in the county.

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