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Gov. McAuliffe signs environmental literacy executive order

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Gov. McAuliffe signs environmental literacy executive order

HOPEWELL – Governor McAuliffe today signed an executive order establishing the Virginia Environmental Literacy Challenge. The voluntary challenge will provide a pathway for classroom teachers and school division administrators to engage students in outdoor experiences and school sustainability projects that improve their understanding of the environment. “Environmental literacy is a key component of my administration’s […]

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Science Museum of Western Virginia Summer Camps and more

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Science Summer Camps are OPEN for registration. For more information click here. Special Exhibit: Dinosaurs & Fossils! On view until the end of Summer 2015. In collaboration with the International Museum Institute of New York, the Science Museum of Western Virginia debuted on January 31st a new exhibit for our region: Dinosaurs & Fossils! Drawn […]

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City council muddles tax increases – Trinkle balks on meals tax

Monday, April 6, 2015

City council muddles tax increases - Trinkle balks on meals tax

Roanoke City Council was all over the place in what taxes to raise and how much at a briefing on the budget at Monday morning’s work session. The goal is to reach a future predicted deficit of $3.7 million over the next 5 years. On April 23 there will be a public hearing on raising […]

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Virginia Tech’s “Highty-Tighties” to perform in Virginia International Tattoo

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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NORFOLK, Va. – Virginia International Tattoo is very pleased to welcome Virginia Tech’s Regimental Band, “The Highty-Tighties” to the 2015 Tattoo. Performing for the first time in the Tattoo, the Highty-Tighties will perform as part of the massed band, alongside six of the world’s greatest military bands. They will also conduct a solo performance during […]

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Delegate Rasoul asks governor to restore preschool funding

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Delegate Rasoul asks governor to restore preschool funding

ROANOKE, VA – With a 15% cut in Roanoke City’s preschool slots looming, Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has urged Governor Terry McAuliffe to strike budget language that would allow that to happen. The preschool placements are made possible through the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI).  VPI distributes state funds to schools and community-based organizations to provide […]

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Del. Sam Rasoul “Solid as a Rock” on education

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ROANOKE, VA – The Virginia Educators Association (VEA) recognized Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) this past week with its “Solid as a Rock” award, indicating a 100 percent rating for his 2015 voting record. This is the second year in a row that Rasoul has received a 100 percent rating from the VEA. Rasoul backed […]

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Virginia House Democrats say “Tebow Bill” is unfair to public schools

Thursday, February 19, 2015

HB1626 passed the Senate with the following amendment and the amendment was agreed to by the House of Delegates today: “Nothing in this section shall require a local school board to establish a policy permitting participation in interscholastic programs at its schools by students who reside in the school division receiving home instruction.” So it […]

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February is Children’s Dental Health Month – awareness and reminders

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February is Children's Dental Health Month - awareness and reminders

Don’t overlook important oral health habits for young children February is Children’s Dental Health Month, a great time to remember that a child’s dental health is set in motion from a very young age. Tooth decay can develop any time after the first tooth comes in, starting around 6 months old, and good habits should […]

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Mike Wray to run for Roanoke County School Board

Friday, January 30, 2015

Mike Wray to run for Roanoke County School Board

Mike Wray a former Cave Spring Roanoke County Board of Supervisor  plans to run for the Cave Spring Roanoke County School Board in November.  Fuzzy Minnix had announced that he will not run for re-election to the Roanoke County School Board. Minnix had served on the school board for six years and was on the […]

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Governor’s School student works to improve memory performance of alzheimer’s patients

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Governor’s School student works to improve memory performance of alzheimer’s patients

Project Forum is a free, open-to-the-public event that will take place from 1:30-3:00 PM on Saturday, January 31, in the Patrick Henry High School cafeteria At the Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology, students are charged each year with carrying out a science fair project. This year, RVGS/Craig County High School senior Kacey […]

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Roanoke City Council gives thumbs up to culinary school expansion – thumbs down on Epic Stop-In

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Roanoke City Council gives thumbs up to culinary school expansion - thumbs down on Epic Stop-In

The Roanoke City owned parcel located at 209 Henry Street next to the existing Al Pollard Culinary School in the Claude Moore Complex was sold for $10 to the Roanoke Higher Education Authority for the expansion of the VWCC Culinary Arts Program.   A $5.5 million state grant will pay for the project expansion. Dr.Thomas McKeon, Executive Director of […]

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Patrick Henry High School to host 29th annual Student Project Forum

Monday, January 12, 2015

On Saturday, January 31st, 270 gifted and talented students from across the Roanoke Valley will participate in Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology’s 29th annual Student Project Forum. The science fair competition will represent several scientific disciplines, such as biochemistry, computer and mathematics, medicine and health, physics, and engineering. This year’s project titles […]

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