Local Education News

Governor Northam Announces Extension of Expanded Child Care Subsidy Program

Governor Northam announced he is extending Virginia's Child Care Subsidy Program and expanding it to include working families who meet eligibility standards of financial need.
Starting July 1st!

Prince William Libraries Go Fine Free

Prince William Public Libraries (PWPL) will no longer charge fines for late items beginning Thursday, July 1, 2021.
The following guidance was issued Friday by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE):

Masks are No Longer Required for Vaccinated Staff When Students Are Not Present

The policy allows more flexibility for vaccinated staff to remove masks when not directly in the presence of students or young people in their care.
Prince William School Board addresses equity

School Board Passes Equity Statement

Despite resistance from some citizens, the Prince William School Board approved an equity statement, Wednesday.
Prince William Schools makes plan for fall semester

'Normalcy' is the Goal for PWCS Return to Learning

While 95% of students intent to return to 5-day in-person learning in the fall, Prince William County Schools will make virtual learning an option at all grade levels.
PWCS recognizes Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent for 16 years of service

School Board Recognizes Superintendent Dr. Steven Walts

As Superintendent of the 2nd largest school division in Virginia, and 35th largest in the nation, Walts oversaw a population of approximately 90,000 students, and 11,500 employees. He opened 24 new schools and the Kelly Leadership Center.
Education

Redefining ‘Summer School’: How Year-Round Learning Can Shape K-12 Education

by Megan O’Reilly Palevich, M.Ed.  (NAPSI)—Each day, as people across the country wake up and check their phones, turn on their morning news broadcast, or unfold their local papers, one …

Want a better career? STEM online programs can help you get there

(BPT) - As the job market increasingly calls for STEM professionals (science, technology, engineering and math), more online programs are emerging that can help students study for such careers.While …

Kid-Friendly Ways to Learn About World History

Building an appreciation for history is one way to help kids understand and connect with the world around them.

Parents More Optimistic About Education

(NAPSI—According to a recent EdChoice and Morning Consult poll, half of parents of school-aged children said they were very or somewhat comfortable with their children returning to school “right …

Taking action: 3 ways businesses can support careers for women in STEM

(BPT) - There is a severe global shortage of women entering careers in Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM). According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women occupy just …

Rebuilding Small Businesses: Volunteers Wanted

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you know is a successful corporate executive with deep business knowledge; a social media maven who guided a corporate brand to big time success; a public speaker and …

Local Women Bring Nothing Bundt Cakes to Virginia Gateway

Western Prince William residents Jocelyn King and Brianne Hout are ecstatic about beginning new phases of their lives as owners of the Gainesville’s new specialty bakery, Nothing Bundt Cakes Gainesville-Haymarket.
Careers

3 issues many working women face today

(BPT) - Even though women make up nearly 51% of the world’s population, there is still a way to go when it comes to full, fair and equitable treatment.As part of International Women’s Day …

How to crush interviews and build relationships — even through a screen

(BPT) - Have you been on a recent virtual date or job interview and just not felt the energy you might have in person? You’re not alone — as the pandemic has taken away the ease and …

Why Women Benefit from Financial Planning

(NewsUSA) - As we celebrate Women's History Month, we take time to reflect on the important contributions women of different backgrounds have made to our country and on the importance of diversity …

5 key money moves to consider when transitioning out of the military

(BPT) - Each year, approximately 200,000 men and women transition from the U.S. military to civilian life.1 It can be a dramatic life change with financial implications that many people don’t …
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Diploma in Hand

(Family Features) Before a global pandemic reshaped education across America, many students followed the "expected" path: complete primary education, earn a high school diploma and transition into a career or further learning.

Small businesses & entrepreneurism

Entrepreneur Inspires Youth with Community Projects

(NewsUSA) - Young people in underserved communities in the United States have been especially hard-hit by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with many support systems and activities …