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Va. Senate Committee of educators to review Gov. Youngkin’s “no cell phones in class” plan

Yesterday, Governor Youngkin issued an executive order requiring the Va, Department of Education (VDOE) to issue guidance for school divisions to adopt policies that establish “cell-phone free education” in Virginia Public schools. Today, State Sen. Scott Surovell, Senate Majority leader, asked three Senate Democratic education policy leaders to develop legislation addressing mobile phone use in Virginia’s public schools.

Blacksburg Regional Teacher of Year said to be pioneer for women in career and technical education

“Mrs. Carrier epitomizes the characteristics of the ideal teacher that we all want for our children,” said Bernard Bragen Jr.. Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent “Her passion and enthusiasm for teaching and children is reflective in the performance of her students. We are grateful to have her as a member of our faculty. “

Children 17 & younger can get a free ride on OmniRide next Thursday, April 25

In support of national Take Your Child to Work Day, children ages 17 and younger can ride any OmniRide bus for free on Thursday, April 25. Great news! OmniRide Local and Metro Express are already currently free and will be until at least June. Children can ride any OmniRide Express commuter bus for free on this day, which currently costs $9 one way, when accompanied by a paying adult!

UMW extends freshman acceptance date due to federal snafu over financial aid form

The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg has extended the enrollment deadline for admitted first-year undergraduate students to June 1, 2024. This allows an additional month for students and families to review financial aid.

Governor’s Flag Order for the 17th Anniversary of the Virginia Tech Shooting

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff April 16 in memory and respect for the 17th Anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting which took the lives of 32 people.

Making Math Relevant: Hanover math teacher chosen 2025 Virginia Regional Teacher of the Year

“Mrs. Yamamoto challenges every one of her students to not just learn the rigorous math concepts in her classroom, but she also makes the math relevant and applies every lesson to real life,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Coons. She strived to make math come alive for students and share how it applies to real-life situations. She was also determined to show students that math is not scary and help them believe that they are “math people.”

Newport News middle school teacher Chanda Woods is Region 2 Teacher of the Year

Chanda Woods, an integrated language arts teacher at Newport News Public Schools’ Crittenden Middle School, has been named the 2025 Virginia Regional Teacher of the Year (Region 2) by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). Woods has been a teacher and a mentor for 26 years.

Va. Cooperative Extension to teach how to start native plants from seed

If you're interested in knowing how to start native plants from seed, join Virginia Cooperative Extension on Wednesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. VCE will host long time Master Gardener Pat Lust for a ZOOM talk on the steps necessary for growing your native plant garden from seed.

Teens ready for Prince William NAACP’s ACT-SO Achievement Program annual competition April 20

Sponsored by the Prince William County NAACP, ACT-SO is a major youth initiative and an acronym for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological & Scientific Olympics. Students compete locally and nationally in 33 competitions covering STEM, Humanities, Business, Performing, Visual and Culinary Arts. Volunteers are needed as mentors, judges and fundraising.

Va. colleges make pact with Youngkin on veterans benefits

Gov. Glenn Youngkin today says that each of the leaders of Virginia’s public colleges and universities, including the chancellor of the Commonwealth’s community college system, has agreed to take all necessary action to ensure no student or prospective student is further adversely impacted by the gap in time from July 1st to when HB 6004 and SB 6012 are passed and signed to fully repeal and reverse the tuition waiver eligibility changes to the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program and other similarly impacted programs.

Ten people displaced, three homes burn after used fireworks tossed

Family of three loses home when trailer involved in fire

FEMA to evaluate emergency readiness of North Anna Power Station week of July 15

Mining equipment manufacturer to expand in Southwest Va. and bring 75+ new jobs

PWC Police Crime Report for Friday, June 28, 2024: Shoe theft and caustic spray

Council of Governments names Linda Cheeks as “PWC Foster Parent of the Year”

Volunteer Prince William’s Call to Action for June 28, 2024

Sentara adds trauma rooms, weapons detection system to Emergency Room in Woodbridge

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