Local Education News
The 4 types of learners—and how to know which you are
Not everyone learns the same. The VARK model identifies four types of learners: visual, auditory, read and write, and kinesthetic. Citing the VARK model, Tovuti LMS outlined the VARK model's four core types of learning styles.
8 Tips for a Pet-Friendly Workplace
(Family Features) As businesses welcome employees back to their offices, the demand for pets and their pet parents to be together at work grows. Consider these tips to help make your workplace pet-friendly.
4 charts that show what Biden's student loan forgiveness means for America
Stacker used data from the Office of Federal Financial Aid and other sources to show what $10,000 of loan forgiveness could mean for 45 million borrowers.
Strategic Money Moves for Young Adults
(NewsUSA) -  For young adults starting out, money management can be a challenge. You may be navigating rent, car payments, monthly bills, food and also student loans. Many young adults are …

Bristow Beat, Bill DePugh Announce Teachers of the Year 2022

Bill DePugh of Century 21 and New Millennium and Stacy Shaw of Bristow Beat announce the winners of their 2022 Teacher of the Year Contest.

Prince William County Schools Announces Its 2022 'Outstanding Educators' 2022

PWCS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021-22 Outstanding Educators Awards.

Seven Prince William County Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

Congratulations to the PWC students who won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships, funded by NMSC.
Kelly Nichols: 1st Place Teacher of the Year
Nichols challenges her students and gets them out of their comfort zones.
Chef Emily Stevenson: 2nd Place Teacher of the Year
‘Chef’ Emily Stevenson, Culinary teacher at Patriot High School in Bristow earned Second Place in Bristow Beat's Teacher of the Year Contest 2022 sponsored by Bill DePugh of Century 21 …
Wendy Atkinson: 3rd Place Teacher of the Year
Wendy Atkinson at Cedar Point Elementary School was nominated by fellow teacher Lisa House. House notes that Atkinson is the kind of teacher that everyone remembers, making her the perfect person to …
Audrey Baldwin: Best Teacher Honorable Mention
Audrey Baldwin believes that her role in serving children extends beyond the classroom; She chose to teach ELL at Loch Lomond Elementary School, a PWCS school in Manassas.
Francie Vandivere: Best Teacher Honorable Mention
Mrs Vandivere is a fantastic 4th grade teacher who goes above and beyond for all her students and creates a loving & caring classroom. You can see her love of learning and the excitement …
Jenifer Mayes: Best Teacher Honorable Mention
Jenifer Mayes of Kyle Wilson Elementary School makes her lessons fun and exciting.
Top Education Stories

Prince William School Board Hears Presentation on Changing School Bell Schedules

The Prince William County School Board revisited the issue of changing school start and dismissal times at its April 20 meeting.

Prince William School Board Refuses Ratifying Collective Bargaining Agreement on PWEA's Terms

The Prince William County School Board  announced, Wednesday, that it is not prepared to accept a collective bargaining agreement with the Prince Wiliam Education Association until the school …

PWCS Celebrates Renaming of Unity Reed High School

Community members celebrated the renaming of Unity Reed High School, formerly Stonewall Jackson High School, in a ceremony on March 24.

Bristow Students Show Support For Ukraine Through Art

Recent world events have inspired the young artists to focus their efforts toward supporting students and teachers in Ukraine.

Teachables Honors Exceptional Teachers of 2022

Teachables in Bristow is celebrating teachers, this Teacher Appreciation Week, by honoring seven local teachers as 'Teachables' Annual Teachers of the Year for 2022.'
Featured Education & Career
Keeping Your Kids Covered Finding Health Insurance Post-Graduation
(NAPSI)—When your children graduate, there are two things you should know. First, congratulations. Second, consider their health insurance needs. Perhaps this is the last thing you ask yourself but …
Virtual Hockey Program Teaches Bristow Run Students STEM
Washington Capitals and Everfi, sponsored the event utilizing the Everfi’s Future Goals program, a hockey-themed STEM curriculum.
Virginia Education News

Va. Superintendents Push Back on Youngkin Administration’s ‘Divisive Content’ Report

Local school administrators are pushing back on an interim report that rescinded equity initiatives at the Virginia Department of Education and calling on Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration to terminate a tipline for “divisive” teaching.

Youngkin Rescinds School Mask Mandates up to Grade 12, via Executive Order

Virginia parents may elect to send their children to their public schools without wearing a mask, according to Governor Youngkin's Executive Order number 2.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin Signs 11 Executive Actions on Day One

The actions include an executive order affirming the rights of parents to make decisions on masks in schools,

Standard of Learning Test Scores Drop Significantly Across Virginia Schools this Year

SOL [Standards of Learning] test scores drop across Virginia School Divisions including Prince William County Schools.

Community Comes Together to Celebrate Patriot High School's 10-Year Anniversary

Patriot High School celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a community celebration, Sept. 10.

Va. Superintendents Push Back on Youngkin Administration’s ‘Divisive Content’ Report

Local school administrators are pushing back on an interim report that rescinded equity initiatives at the Virginia Department of Education and calling on Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration to terminate a tipline for “divisive” teaching.

Gainesville-Haymarket Rotary Club Holds Youth Speech, Essay & Music Competitions

Members of the Gainesville-Haymarket Rotary Club are excited to announce its YOUTH SPEECH, ESSAY and MUSIC COMPETITIONS to be held in March.  The competition focus on the values Rotary …

Prince William Schools Kindergarten Registration Opens this Month

Kindergarten- registration will be online, and parents/guardians may register their students using the online registration process starting on the third Monday of March.

Superintendent Presents FY23 Budget to the PWCS School Board

"First and foremost, this is a budget that is teacher and student-centric, with the bulk of our new investments going to support the classroom and our schools where they are most needed."

Virginia Dept of Health on Alert for Omicron Variant

While no cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been identified in the United States to date, the CDC expects it may be active in the U.S. and Virginia.

COLUMN: Crafty Coaching with Ed Johnson
Crafted Coach Ed Johnson is a leadership coach who inspires confidence and self-awareness in individuals so they can begin to operate as their best selves. The result is more successful interactions and honed skills in interpersonal relationships and inner growth.
Want More Happiness? Do the Work.
Are you ready to think some more about happiness? In the first installment of the “Get Happier, Dammit” series, we looked at the definition of happiness – what it could be, what it might look like. We talked a little about the book that launched this column and how to move on from there.
Teachables Nova Recognizes Kathy Blanco as 'Teacher of the Most Ridiculous Year'
Teachables Nova, a new educational supply store in Bristow, presents 'Best Teacher of the Most Ridiculous Year Award' to Bristow Run Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kathy Blanco for excellence during an unprecedented year.
Listen to the People and Vote 'No' to Prince William Digital Gateway
Pageland landowners spoke for hours at Planning Commission Public Hearings, forcing citizens to stay up all night in order to get their turn to speak.
Missing Endangered Bristow Man
Mr. Cedric Keith Reed Jr. was reported missing on September 25 after leaving his home located in the 13100 block of Sapphire Ridge Place in Bristow (20136) earlier that day.
Virginia Department of Health Urges Caution In Advance of Severe Weather
The remnants of Tropical Storm Ian are expected to impact areas of the state beginning Friday, September 30 through the weekend. This storm could create dangerous conditions in creeks, rivers, and low-lying areas along the coast.
Careers

Breaking all the rules: Finding success in healthcare marketing

(BPT) - It’s a well-known rule in marketing that if you’re a healthcare company you need to work with an advertising agency that lives and breathes healthcare.But rules are made to be …
(BPT) - By Lee Sam-soo, CDO at LG ElectronicsTo bring innovation to every point along the value chain, and ultimately provide maximum and differentiated value to customers, LG Electronics (LG) is …
(BPT) - As part of its continued $30 million commitment to provide underrepresented founders with the resources, capital and community they need to level the startup playing field, Amazon Web …
Santa Clara University compiled a list of the 10 industries with the most market research analysts using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
(BPT) - As a new academic school term begins for colleges and universities nationwide, many students and faculty are thinking about how to respond to the changes caused by the pandemic as they settle …
More education and careers news
Meet 5 PTSD service dogs changing the lives of veterans
(BPT) - Did you know that roughly 3.5 million military veterans suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? PTSD can severely affect a veteran's life, but there is hope for those who are …
10 unconventional perks companies are offering remote workers
Firmspace compiled a list of 10 unconventional perks employers are beginning to offer, with a focus on those benefiting remote workers.
How To Use Digital Tools To Budget And Save For College Expenses
(BPT) - As new graduates head off for their first year at college, their excitement and anticipation about having new experiences can be amazing. But along with that comes the reality that all these …
How federal COVID-19 educational aid was awarded to every state
The federal government awarded $190 billion to schools to help students recover from the effects of the pandemic. HeyTutor broke down what every state received from educational relief funds.
Four Hispanic Entrepreneurs Share Tips for Small Business Success
(BPT) - Sponsored by Office DepotNational Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15 — an important time to honor the rich history, heritage and cultures of …
Want to leave a lasting legacy? Don't delay succession planning
(BPT) - By Kevin Bearley, Next Gen business strategist at Pinion, formerly KCoe IsomYou've worked hard to build your business, pouring your heart and soul into its success. You've had to tackle …
How To Start A Business: What You Need To Know Before You Launch
(NAPSI)—Congratulations! You’ve decided to start a business—you’re about to embark on an exciting and challenging journey. Before you dive in headfirst, however, it may pay to take time to …
7 reasons why succession planning should be top of mind with business owners this fall
(BPT) - Building your business has been your life’s passion. You have dedicated much time, energy and finances to ensure its success, and you want that success to continue even after you are no …
Not Investing? No Worries: 5 Simple Tips for Getting Started
(BPT) - If you’re unsure of how to start planning for your financial future through investing, you’re far from alone.In fact, it might surprise you to know that 80 million Americans are …
6 ways small and midsize businesses can set working parents up for success
(BPT) - The pandemic has dramatically altered the workplace, resulting in remote work becoming more fluid and flexible in the small and midsize business (SMB) ecosystem and beyond. Hybrid and …
10 industries with the most job openings
With the country recovering from the setbacks caused by the coronavirus, companies are hiring. Tovuti LMS used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to find out which industries offered the best prospects for jobs.
From New College to King's College: Do you recognize the original names of the Ivy League universities?
Since opening between 1636 and 1865, several of the eight prestigious Ivy League schools have been renamed. College Ave examined historical documents and timelines of the Ivy League universities to compile a list of their original names when they were founded.
How computer use in public school classrooms has changed since 2009
eSpark looked at how computer usage in schools has changed since 2009 using data from the National Center for Education Statistics.
HVAC technicians are in high demand — here's how to become one
(BPT) - If you’re looking for a new job or a career change, you may worry that you don’t have options for a well-paying job, especially without a degree. The great news is, there are …
10 ways workspaces—and office culture—have evolved
Workspaces and office environments in the U.S. have changed drastically over generations. Firmspace compiled information about the history and trends in workplace culture and real estate from experts and news sources.

What manufacturing workers make in every state

Get It Made used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to find the median hourly wage of manufacturing workers in every state across the U.S.

People think they should talk less to be liked, but new research suggests you should speak up in conversations with strangers

We found that people tend to think they should speak about 45% of the time to be likable in a one-on-one conversation with someone new. However, it appears speaking up a bit more is actually a better strategy.

Layoffs in these industries may be down to record lows

Stacker asked an economist why layoffs are at record lows, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.  

How veterans' employment compares to the rest of the population

Stacker cited data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to visualize how veterans' employment compares to the rest of the population.

How you can support the next generation of small-business owners

(BPT) - In school, students are learning new skills that will help them achieve their dreams. For a growing number of them, these dreams include owning their own business. Investing in budding entrepreneurs today will help create strong small businesses in the future.

3 tips to maximize your small business marketing budget

(BPT) - The effects of the global pandemic have led to economic uncertainty, and small businesses are the most vulnerable due to their lack of resources. According to a survey by Goldman Sachs, 89% …

Need to disconnect from work? Here are 5 ways to recharge and avoid burnout

(BPT) - If you feel like the stress of work is making it difficult to relax and unwind, you are not alone. Earlier this year, the American Psychological Association found that 79% of Americans …

Four Ways Families Can Combat Back-to-Routine Fatigue

(BPT) - The back-to-school season means much more than just a return to the classroom for kids, it also means new rigor to the routine as families manage life in and around school, work and …

Officers are increasingly acting as first responders. Here's how one organization is helping.

(BPT) - Imagine a life-threatening medical emergency, like a car crash, violent attack or overdose. When you think of the first responders on the scene, you likely picture the paramedics or emergency …

How technology and a software-defined future will impact how you live

(BPT) - The world around you is changing. Technology is transforming how people live, from the cars they drive to the appliances they use in their homes to the services they rely on every day. But …

Small business owner? How insurance can help protect your business

(BPT) - If you run a business, you probably already know that no two businesses are alike. An online jewelry business or web design service based in your home won’t have the same needs (or …

Award-Winning Insurtech, Quility, Embarks on First Student Scholarship

(BPT) - On Aug. 5, 2021, the day MaKayla Cook finished packing her bags and set out for her sophomore year at Appalachian State University, …

Other news
(NAPSI)—You may never have thought about it much, but your liver is essential to your life. It’s the largest solid internal organ and performs so many vital functions, including filtering toxins …
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by Darris Cooper, CPDT-KA, FFCP*(NAPSI)—Earlier sunsets, colorful leaves and cooler temperatures usher in a new fall season full of delicious autumnal flavors, treasured traditions and new …
Stacker investigated some of the primary risk factors for sinkholes and where those factors may be present using information from the U.S. Geological Survey and other scientific sources.
Stacker analyzed TargetSmart data to see how women's voter registrations have changed since the Dobbs decision. State rankings for legislation affecting abortion access are from the Guttmacher Institute.
OddsSeeker.com used data from Stathead to compile charts of the best active batters and pitchers in the Major League Baseball postseason.  
(NewsUSA) -   “Ruin: A Novel of Flyfishing in Bankruptcy” by  Leigh Seippel        A thoroughly engrossing novel about a young couple’s struggle to come back from financial …
Teachercertification.com delved into the top five things teachers say could help alleviate burnout.    
(BPT) - Demand for reliable networking solutions is at an all-time high for businesses and individuals alike. Whether it’s for work, school, health care or entertainment, many daily activities …
RICHMOND, VA - Governor Glenn Youngkin today declared a State of Emergency in advance of Hurricane Ian, which is expected to impact portions of Virginia starting on Friday, September 30.
Education

Choosing university or college courses? 5 questions for students to consider

It’s no longer just a question of whether a course fits a student’s program and schedule. Students need to ask additional questions. Yet, times are changing rapidly and information can quickly become out of date.

The 4 types of learners—and how to know which you are

Not everyone learns the same. The VARK model identifies four types of learners: visual, auditory, read and write, and kinesthetic. Citing the VARK model, Tovuti LMS outlined the VARK model's four core types of learning styles.
Conquer Campus Life with Top Tech
(Family Features) Make each day in the classroom or lecture hall an educational success with technology that makes learning more enjoyable and managing all of life's little details easier.
Tech Time: Technology-enabled devices for parents and children
(Family Features) From wearables to virtual reality headsets and beyond, the latest tech-enabled devices let families enhance classroom experiences while engaging in downtime together after the final school bell rings.
Americans are Turning to Side Hustles to Combat Inflation
(Family Features) As inflation increases, many Americans are looking for ways to make some extra cash. The rise of the gig economy and a variety of side hustle options may be a solution for some.
5 Tips for Transitioning Back to School
(Family Features) Heading back to the classroom is a big change following a summer of fun in the sun. Start this school year off right with these tips for a smooth transition.
5 Ways to Support Teachers this Fall
(Family Features) Throughout the pandemic, teachers have gone above and beyond for their students. This fall, as you prepare for the new school year, consider these ideas for supporting your children's teachers, too.
How to Create Connections with Your Child's Teacher
(Family Features) Building connections with teachers opens lines of communication between home and school. Consider these tips to help families create connections and build trust and collaboration with teachers.
For little learners

Little ears are listening: The importance of using positive self-talk

(BPT) - Think about how often you say remarks out loud like: “This outfit looks terrible on me,” or “I don’t like the way my hair looks,” or even, “I wish that my …

How Young Workers Can Optimize Employee Benefits

(NewsUSA) - Young adults who are new to the workforce have a lot to think about. But when it comes to compensation, there are many ways to make your salary and benefits work for you. Taking full …

Campaign Inspires Interest in Technician Careers

(NewsUSA) - The need for skilled technicians in the workforce continues to rise, but many people are unaware of the degree of financial success and personal satisfaction that skilled technicians …

Marine Toys for Tots Provides Books to Title I Schools

(NewsUSA) - Marine Toys for Tots is the Nation’s flagship children’s Christmastime charity, but the Program extends to helping children and families year-round. As children prepare for the …

The top 5 things teachers say would alleviate burnout

Teachercertification.com delved into the top five things teachers say could help alleviate burnout.    

How AP scores in 2021 compared to pre-pandemic scores

The coronavirus pandemic brought upheaval to the country's schools -- and its standardized tests. EDsmart investigated how Advanced Placement test scores in 2021 compared to scores in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, for the 10 most popular tests using data from College Board.  

When did American teachers lose their lunch break?

(BPT) - Educators and school staff play some of the most critical roles in their communities. Parents entrust their children to schools each day to learn lessons and valuable skills that will set …