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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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Extended U.S. Senate session alters Tim Kaine’s Roanoke visit

Monday, December 15, 2014

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine was set to kick off a four-day swing through the Commonwealth in the Roanoke Valley. In the morning, Kaine was to participate in a roundtable discussion with the Asian American Business Owners Association in Roanoke County about issues facing small business owners and families.  In the afternoon, Kaine was to have […]

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Virginia Western Community College to receive Federal Workforce Investment Act funding

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Virginia Western Community College to receive Federal Workforce Investment Act funding

Governor Terry McAuliffe made workforce development his economic top priority during his gubernatorial candidacy. He stressed the need for community colleges to step in to fill the skilled labor void where businesses struggled finding qualified candidates. Virginia Western has taken the reins in its certificate offerings. Funds from the Federal Workforce Investment Act will help […]

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Virginia AG Herring troubled by Rolling Stone’s article errors

Friday, December 5, 2014

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring in a statement on today’s news regarding the Rolling Stone article on sexual assault at the University of Virginia: “It is deeply troubling that Rolling Stone magazine is now publicly walking away from its central storyline in its bombshell report on the University of Virginia without correcting what errors its […]

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Independent counsel selected for UVA sexual violence investigation

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

This morning, Chief Deputy Attorney General Cynthia Hudson sent a letter to University of Virginia Board of Visitors Rector George Martin informing him that the firm of O’Melveny & Myers will serve as independent counsel to the Board regarding issues of sexual violence at the University of Virginia. The team is expected to include highly qualified […]

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Three Roanoke Elementary schools receives $400 thousand grant

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Roanoke City will split almost $400 thousand start-up grant to three elementary schools that include Fallon Park Elementary, Hurt Park Elementary and Westside Elementary. The grant were awarded to offset cost for year-round programs scheduled to begin in 2015-2016: In total Governor Terry McAuliffe today awarded more than $1.6 million in state extended school year grants […]

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Virginia revenue shortfall hits higher education, state agencies, and localities

Monday, September 15, 2014

Higher Education takes a hit in offsetting the Commonwealth’s budget shortfall. In addition localities across the state will have to pitch in – by helping balance the state budgets by sending $30 million a year for the next two-year budget cycle back to the state. This “donation” back to the state is oddly called Aid […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith congratulates winner of House app contest

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rep. Morgan Griffith congratulates winner of House app contest

Thomas described his winning app, entitled “Orb Defense Game,” as a children’s tower defense game in which “…enemies try to get to the end of the map, while taking damage from nearby towers, which exist solely to destroy the oncoming enemies.”  He told Congressman Griffith today that he is planning on pursuing collegiate studies in […]

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McAuliffe by executive order creates Children’s Cabinet

Monday, August 11, 2014

McAuliffe by executive order creates Children’s Cabinet

Richmond – Governor McAuliffe today signed an Executive Order creating a cabinet solely dedicated to the education, health, safety, and welfare of Virginia’s children and youth. The newly launched Children’s Cabinet will develop and implement a policy agenda that will help better serve Virginia’s children and will also foster collaboration between state and local agencies. […]

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Graduates of web-based financial education program honored

Monday, May 19, 2014

Graduates of web-based financial education program honored

Vinton, Virginia – May 19, 2014 – Today, Superintendent Dr. Lorraine Lange, Union First Market Bank and educators from William Byrd High School honored graduates from the My Money, My Future program, a financial education course designed to empower young people with the essential skills needed to make sound financial decisions. Union First Market Bank […]

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