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UPDATE: Prince William Officers Shot Suspect During Deadly Attack in Trade School Classroom

More than one officer opened fire from their department-issued handguns, striking the suspect who was pronounced dead on the scene.
Prince William County Schools Superintendent, Dr. LaTanya McDade

PWCS Superintendent Dr. LaTanya D. McDade Named Region IV Superintendent Of The Year!

Prince William County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. LaTanya D. McDade has been named Region IV Superintendent of the Year.
The Most to Least Educated States study shows state rankings on a map of the U.S.

Virginia is the 4th Most Educated State in the U.S., According to Recent Study

The results of the study, now in its second edition, show that Virginia has moved up one position compared to the previous year, ranking #4 overall.

Prince William County Life Guard Hiring Event!

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Prince William County School Board Takes Oath Of Office At Swearing-In Ceremony

Prince William County School Board for 2024

The newly elected Prince William County School Board was sworn into office on Thursday, December 14, 2023.

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Chronic absenteeism is still up in schools across the US

Since the pandemic, student absenteeism is down, but it's still not at pre-COVID-19 rates, according to a HeyTutor analysis of data from FutureEd.

19 Black historical figures you probably didn't learn about in class

As more states add bans on teaching Black history in classrooms across America, Stacker highlighted 19 underrepresented trailblazers to keep in mind.

A surprising way to stop bullying

Reasons to Be Cheerful looks at a "No-Blame" approach to school bullying that enlists the bullies' help to solve the problem.

25 celebrities who you may not realize have learning disabilities

Marker Learning compiled a list of 25 celebrities you may not realize are affected by learning disabilities, using a variety of news sources.  

5 statistics that explain the current teen mental health crisis

Counseling Schools analyzed data from both the CDC and the HHS to illustrate the most concerning trends in youth mental health today.

Hospital workers are working longer hours—here's how their time compares to other health care workers

Incredible Health used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to analyze the change in weekly working hours among various health care industry workers.

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Making the moral of the story stick − a media psychologist explains the research behind ‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Arthur’ and other children’s TV

To adult viewers, educational media content for children, such as “Sesame Street” or “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” may seem rather simplistic. The pacing is slow, key themes are often repeated and the visual aspects tend to be plain.…

FAFSA website meltdown: How to avoid additional frustration with financial aid applications

When Congress passed the FAFSA Simplification Act in 2020, it was touted as making it easier for more families to access the government funding they need to send their children to college. But as recent events have shown, it actually made things more complicated, frustrating and confusing. …

Forging a Path: Women Welders

Six of the 94 female welding students at Texas State Technical College who are about to enter the primarily male-dominated industry of welding. (Photo courtesy of TSTC.)
(NAPSI)—“It is not for the faint of heart,” Erica Bridges said.   Bridges is a Welding Technology student at Texas State Technical College (TSTC). She was referring to her field of study …

New Tools Help Teachers Improve Student Literacy

A few minutes of literacy learning a day contributes to a lifetime of success.
(NAPSI)—Many people don’t know this, but a few short videos can make a big difference in education in America. The Problem The National Assessment of Educational Progress, an organization that …

How nurses' pay changed over the past 20 years—and what it means for the health care worker shortage

Staffing agency Incredible Health looked at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to see how much nurses' salaries changed in 2022.

Which states need K-12 educators the most—and in which subjects?

TeacherCertification.com looks at the national teacher shortage and which states need educators the most in which subjects.

What kinds of schools fared the best and worst during the pandemic?

HeyTutor looked at a 2023 NWEA report to determine how the pandemic affected test score outcomes for students by comparing 2019 and 2022 test scores.

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Just 3 in 10 Americans say they aspire to the C-suite: New study

(BPT) - Who wants to be the boss? Just 3 in 10 Americans say they aspire to hold a C-suite role, according to new research from Empower, a leader in financial planning, investing, and advice. Out of …
How worried are workers about AI?
Wysa visualized American Psychological Association data to illustrate the toll AI developments are already taking on workers' health.
How high school grades have inflated since 2010
HeyTutor used data from ACT Inc., which administers the eponymous exam, to track how grades in American high schools have inflated since 2010.
The newest benefit at top companies: Private college admissions counseling
Good for retention or just a sop to the already rich? The Hechinger Report looks into the growing trend of companies offering private college admissions counseling services to select employees.
Demand for these health care jobs is increasing most in each state
Medical Technology Schools found the health care positions adding the most jobs in each state from 2020 to 2030 using Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
A new partnership paves the way for greater use of AI in higher ed
The Hechinger Report looks at Arizona State University's partnership program with OpenAI and its potential impacts on the student body.
In wealthy, educated communities, evidence emerges of a new form of "white flight"
The 74 looks into research shows that when Asian students move in, white families move out, but not for the reason you might assume.
These industries had the biggest swings in job openings
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10 health care industries with the largest share of retirement-age workers
Incredible Health compared medical industries' shares of employees 65 and older to highlight which health care fields need new workers most.
Student test scores are falling across the world. Is the pandemic to blame?
A HeyTutor data study of PISA's latest exam found that student test scores have dropped worldwide since the COVID-19 pandemic.

School Choice is the "New Normal"

School Choice is the "New Normal"

(NewsUSA) - What do parents really think about school choice in 2024? A new survey by the National School Choice Awareness Foundation sheds light on what they're thinking, and looking for, as …

The Rise of Microschooling and Educational Innovation in America

The Rise of Microschooling and Educational Innovation in America

(NewsUSA) - Every child has potential, and all children deserve the opportunity to learn, thrive, succeed, and pursue their dreams. However, following the COVID-19 pandemic, America’s students are …

School Choice: No Longer "If," but "How"

School Choice: No Longer "If," but "How"

(NewsUSA) - Over the last thirty years, the efforts of parents, educators, and state leaders have laid the foundation for a pluralistic sea change in how we think about the education options …

U.S. colleges that have employed the most Nobel Prize-winning professors

Study.com identified the 10 universities that have employed the most Nobel Prize winners across the United States since the inaugural award in 1901.

New study: 2 in 5 Americans define 'making it' as achieving financial independence

(BPT) - Financial independence is important to 67% of Americans, though nearly a quarter (24%) say they haven’t yet achieved it, according to new research from Empower, a leader in financial …

CAREER

Changes in the Labor Market: What to Expect in the Next Quarters of the Year?

Individuals work at computers in a modern office environment.
We have teamed up with experts from job aggregator Jooble to outline the trends, challenges, and opportunities in the labor market in 2023.
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.