Local Education News
PWCS Will Evaluate Its Standards-Based Grading Policy
Some board members are concerned that students are not as motivated to learn when retests are always available.
Register for Summer Camp with Prince William County Parks & Rec.
Registration is NOW OPEN for Summer Camps! Earn Parks Play Money when you register a child during the month of March.
UPDATE: Gainesville School Board Members Calls for Investigation of Data Propaganda Delivered via School Lunches
The flyers sent by QTS data centers were intended to rally support for the expansion of data centers in Prince William County.

PWEA Calls for Collective Bargaining Meetings to be Open to PWCS Employees

PWEA leadership calls for the PWCS school board to agree to open bargaining, allowing school employees to either attend or view meetings remotely.

The PWEA Calls Upon Prince William School Board to Increase Employee Salaries by 10% for FY24

In its first year of collective bargaining, the Prince William Education Association is asking for a 10% pay raise for PWCS employees and no increase in health care contributions.

Register for Summer Camp with Prince William County Parks & Rec.

Registration is NOW OPEN for Summer Camps! Earn Parks Play Money when you register a child during the month of March.

PWCS Announces 2023's Outstanding Educators of the Year

PWCS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022-23 Outstanding Educators Awards. This year we recognized finalists for the Novice Teacher, Teacher, and Principal of the Year at the awards …


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

We have teamed up with experts from job aggregator Jooble to outline the trends, challenges, and opportunities in the labor market in 2023.

Best places for college grads to start their careers

Using data on average income and cost of living, Stacker determined the best cities for new college grads choosing where to start their careers.

More than half of American legislatures are considering restrictive education laws. Here's what that means

Stacker looks at the proposed laws that aim to restrict certain topics from being taught in U.S. classrooms. 
Top 10 colleges with the most students enrolled in popular STEM programs
EDsmart has developed a list of 10 schools with the largest share of students enrolled in STEM programs, using 2020 College Scorecard enrollment data.
A look at federal grant programs available for students
Best Universities broke down the four federal grant programs that can help qualifying students finance their college education.  
How English-language learner education has changed since the 1950s
HeyTutor compiled a list of changes in federal and state attitudes and policies toward English learners in schools from government records, historical archives, and research articles.
How US K-12 spending compares to other countries
HeyTutor used data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation Development to explore how education spending in the U.S. compares to other countries at different school levels.
Jobs projected to grow the most in nursing—and how that compares to other health care roles
Incredible Health used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to compile a list of jobs projected to grow the most in nursing, ranked by their percent of expected employment growth from 2021 to 2031.
10 jobs with the most remote work opportunities
Tovuti LMS reviewed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify the jobs with the highest rates of remote work.
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How do college refunds work? Learn how to protect your investment

(BPT) - It's graduation season! If you have a high school senior, you're probably busy planning a party or vacation to celebrate the end of their high school years. Last year, more than 20 million …

Software developers, lawyers, and 11 other occupations that demand frequent problem-solving

ClickUp analyzed Bureau of Labor Statistics data that found only 14% of civilian workers solve problems every day at their jobs.

5 tips for keeping adult online learners engaged

Tovuti LMS compiled five ways online programs can offer curriculum to keep adult students engaged.

Students pass these AP courses more than any others

Study.com compiled a list of the AP courses with the highest exam pass rate using data from College Board.

More than 90% of art directors and CEOs work at their own pace—these are other top jobs for a self-paced workstyle

Looking for more flexible working conditions? ClickUp ranked the 15 best jobs for working at your own pace based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

The benefits of 5 types of in-person tutoring

Using a variety of resources and news publications, HeyTutor compiled information about five types of in-person tutoring and learning methods.  

These metros have the highest concentration of software developers

Look beyond Silicon Valley: Feats used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to rank 15 U.S. metro areas with the highest densities of software developers.

Graduation season is here: Tips and resources to help young women be more financially savvy
(BPT) - Whether you're graduating from high school or college, chances are you're becoming more independent about handling your own money. While finances can be stressful, they don't always have to …
How one university is taking a proactive approach to address mental health
(BPT) - Even before the pandemic, mental health professionals at schools were concerned that support services for students were insufficient to keep up with demand. The last few years have further …
Looking for a new career? This is why the skilled trades offer great opportunities
(BPT) - For anyone seeking a career that's in demand and offers a wide variety of positions, the skilled trades and construction should be at the top of your list. Whether you're interested in …
Tired of tightening your budget? Here's how to find a side hustle you'll love
(BPT) - Tighten the purse strings. Balance the budget. Cut back. There are many ways to say it, but the current economy has millions of Americans doing the same thing: struggling to make ends meet. …
How much freelancers must earn to match the median salary of 10 jobs
How many hours must freelancers work to make a full-time salary? Feats examined Bureau of Labor Statistics data on 10 freelance jobs to find out.

Williams Employees Donate Time and Energy to 120 Volunteer Projects Across 19 States

(NewsUSA) - Painting bridges. Teaching kids to fish. Shining up an airplane museum. The 120 volunteer projects that took place across 19 states during Williams Volunteer Week this April were as …

Traveling nurses can make $200K a year—here's how the field changed during the pandemic

Incredible Health compiled a list of statistics about how the field of travel nursing changed during the COVID-19 pandemic using various news and government sources.

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Toxic exposure during your deployment? New law expands benefits for post-9/11 veterans
(BPT) - Are you or a loved one a post-9/11 combat veteran? Were you exposed to burn pits or other toxins while in service? If so, there’s important information you should know regarding your …
Are your business finances in shape? A checklist to get you organized
(BPT) - By Irana Wasti, Chief Product Officer of BILLAs a business owner, keeping your finances thriving is critical, especially if you’re looking to do more with less as many small and midsize …
A brighter future: 6 tips for funding your child’s college education
(BPT) - The college years are an important milestone in a young person's life — during this time they explore options for future careers and gain experiences that shape the person they will …
Whether you’re looking for a new job or trying to set your career on a new trajectory, here’s where you need to start
(BPT) - Anyone who has lived through the last few years knows how dramatically the world of work has changed — and how it continues to evolve in ways that are not always predictable. As …
Helping teachers and students prepare as school supply costs surge
(BPT) - Every summer, parents nationwide get ready for the upcoming school year by purchasing necessary school supplies. However, a whopping 92% of classrooms have students with families who can't …

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.