NAMMF Lists PWCS Among Best Communities For Music Ed Once Again!

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has recognized Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) as one of the Best Communities for Music Education for the fifth consecutive year!

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Prince William Board of Supervisors Approves Prince William Public Schools 2025 Budget

Photo from PWCS Vision 2025: Launching Thriving Futures documents

Notably, employees will earn an average 6% pay increase.

Children Ride OmniRide Free with Adults, April 25

OmniRide Express bus returns to service on March 7, 2023.

WOODBRIDGE, VA –   In support of national Take Your Child to Work Day, children aged 17 and younger can ride any OmniRide bus for free on Thursday, April 25. Great …

Prince William School Board Gives High Praise for Student Vision Profile Reports

The key to succeeding at anything in life begins with knowing what you want to do but selecting a career path is a daunting task for students and families. …

PWEA Ratifies 1st Collective Bargaining Agreement in Virginia

Prince William County Education Association [PWEA] members gather at the Kelly Leadership Center to demonstrate their support of fair contracts for Prince William County School employees. (2023)

Prince William Education Association [PWEA], the largest public-sector education local representing over 11,000 educators in Prince William County Schools [PWCS], has announced the ratified the first …

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The number of women leading US business schools is on the rise

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Districts where student-teacher ratios are still behind pre-pandemic levels

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PWEA members advocate for fair contracts for teachers via collective bargaining.

PWEA Teacher Claims PWCS Seeks to Curtail Association's Bargaining Power

The Prince William Education Association is working to firmly establish its role in the contract negotiation process, but its leadership alleges Prince William County Schools does not want to concede power to employees beyond what is mandated by the state.

I-66 EMP and SPARK Mark Continued Partnership With Check Presentation

Manassas, Va.  – Symbolizing its steady commitment to supporting education in Prince William County, today I-66 Express Mobility Partners (I-66 EMP), builder and operator of the 66 Express …

PWEA Contract Negotiations Bring Teachers New Hope

PWEA members meet to discuss the upcoming school year.

The beginning of the year brings a mix of giddy anxiety, but with unfilled positions, PWCS teachers wonder what they will be up against.