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.

The Trojan Challenge extended to recent grads

Virginia State University (VSU) is holding its Trojan Challenge for those interested in graduate school.

Comcast awards scholarships to high school seniors

The Comcast Foundation presented $1,000 scholarships to 56 Virginia high school seniors.

Siegel Center graduations will bring more traffic

Automobile traffic will be heavier than normal near Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park Campus between June 4 and June 15 as area high schools hold graduation ceremonies at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. Those attending ceremonies are advised to arrive ...

HU president among top 5 of two all-time best HBCU presidents

Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey is at the top of most influential Historically Black College presidents, according to two HBCU listings released in May. State of HBCUs and HBCU Digest both named Hampton University President Dr. William R. ...

What you need to know about Obama's early education plan

President Barack Obama has called on Congress to expand access to high-quality pre-school to every child in America. The president is proposing a new federal-state partnership to provide all low- and moderate-income four-year old children with high-quality preschool. His proposal ...