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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.

Snow’s in the forecast: Are PWC schools open or closed?

When snow is forecast for our region, Prince William County Schools has a "snow patrol" team of five headed by Ed Bishop, transportation director. They drive the roads in various sections of the county, determining road conditions so they are able to make a recommendation to the superintendent in time for him to make a decision on school closing or delay and have it disseminated to TV and radio stations for broadcast by 5 a.m.

PWC expects to hire 500-600 new teachers for 2012-13 school year

Prince William County, the second largest school division in the state of Virginia, continues to need hundreds of teachers. With the planned opening of a new middle school in Haymarket as well as retirements and the normal anticipated teacher turnover, an employment official with Prince William County schools projects hiring 500 to 600 teachers for fall. In 2011, some 56,000 people applied for teaching positions. Teachers for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) are in high demand.

When to register your child for kindergarten

April 12, the Thursday after Easter, and April 26 are the days that Prince William County VA public schools have designated to parents to register their children for kindergarten

NOVEC kicks off scholarship season

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives invites high school seniors to apply for scholarships

Gift of knowledge—Literacy volunteers teach adults to read

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Volunteer tutor and one of her clients at the Literacy Volunteers Prince William office.
An amazing skill. Knowing how to read may help you get a good job. lets you help the kids with their homework, shop wisely, often can point the path to new opportunities. Literary Volunteers conducts training often for new tutors. In Fiscal Year 2011,some 353 volunteers donated 15,293 hours to teach 608 Prince William County adults how to read. New classes for volunteers start soon in Woodbridge VA.

PWEA sets Jan. 26 town hall meeting

Prince William VA Education Association will discuss bills affecting school employees now under consideration by the Virginia General Assembly.

Middle school librarians’ picks for tweens: Pageturners for a chilly weekend

These Prince William County VA librarians know what tweens like to read for fun and the stories that are enticing them to pick up a book.

Gravely Elementary School celebrates Alma Gravely’s 90th birthday

The school named in honor of her late husband celebrated Alma Gravely’s 90th birthday recently. From left, seated in the row front, Mrs. Gravely’s son, David, and her daughter-in-law, Beverly Clark; Jarcelynn Hart, associate superintendent for the county’s western elementary schools; Don Richardson, then-county school board vice chairman. Back row, from left, Dr. Steven L. Walts, superintendent of Prince William County Schools; Michele Salzano, Gravely Elementary School principal; Cdr. Doug Kunzman, first commanding officer of the U.S.S. Gravely.
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