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Grants to cover fees for low-income students taking AP tests

The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded more than $28.8 million in grants to 42 states, including Virginia, to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students for taking advanced placement (AP) tests.

Rival colleges collaborate with Newport News education center

The University of Virginia and Virginia Tech are partnering to open a jointly operated Newport News education center.

Dominion to award $600,000 in grants to Virginia schools

Education grants of more than $600,000 from Dominion Resources and the Dominion Foundation will be awarded to schools and educational institutions around Virginia for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Newport News librarian receives award

Demetria Tucker is the recipient of the 2013 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Study: Intensive training improves job chances for youth with autism

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that the right supports can help young adults with autism achieve high rates of quality employment.

VSU enters concurrent enrollment agreement with Norfolk schools

Virginia State University (VSU) has entered into an agreement with Norfolk public schools to offer college courses to juniors and seniors in city high schools.

Petersburg moves forward to study year-round education

During a special school board meeting on July 23, the Petersburg City Public School Board voted unanimously to approve a $50,000 planning grant application.

Reynolds to offer new STEM Learning Community

This fall for the first time J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College has said it will offer students the opportunity to enroll in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Learning Community.

Maggie L. Walker Youth Leadership Institute underway

Inspired by the vision of Maggie L. Walker, one of Richmond’s leading African American voices at the turn of the last century, a group of high school-aged students is spending part of the summer working to develop leadership skills and ...

Va. launches online resource for violence professionals

Virginia has launched an online resource clearinghouse for Virginia professionals working on the front lines of sexual and domestic violence.

DOE guidance to help schools better support pregnant and parenting student

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that the Department of Education has issued a Dear Colleague letter and accompanying pamphlet on supporting the academic success of pregnant and parenting students under Title IX.

Fight for light engages minority students in environmental narrative

As part of its mission to create an innovative, high-impact and scalable model for preparing HBCU students for leadership positions within the environmental movement, Atlanta-based Fight For Light has joined forces with 350.org and Hip Hop Caucus to produce a ...

Study: Education gap worsened by unresponsive policymakers

State policymakers' attention to teacher quality —an issue that research shows is crucial to improving schooling outcomes for racial minority students — is highly responsive to low graduation rates among white students, but not among blacks, according to a Baylor ...

BonJour! Students prepare for France

Petersburg students will be traveling to Paris, France and London, England.

Fed funds to help boost low-performing schools

Virginia will receive $7.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to help turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.