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First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe receives “Child Advocate of the Year” Award

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe receives “Child Advocate of the Year” Award

RICHMOND — First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe accepted the “Child Advocate of the Year” award at the 2015 Virginia PTA Annual Conference on July 17, 2015. This award honors someone who has made a significant, statewide impact for Virginia’s children through their advocacy efforts. “Each year, the 270,000 members of the Virginia PTA present their Child … [Read more…]

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Sen. Warner’s amendment to the Every Child Achieves passes the Senate

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sen. Warner’s amendment to the Every Child Achieves passes the Senate

WASHINGTON – The Senate approved a proposal championed by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) to help school districts better leverage limited resources by giving them access to important tools to help eliminate unnecessary administrative costs and allow more funding to go into the classroom. The Senate is currently considering a bill to reauthorize the … [Read more…]

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First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe Feed and Read at Roanoke Main Library

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe Feed and Read at Roanoke Main Library

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and representatives from No Kid Hungry joined children at the Roanoke Main Library today to celebrate the local Feed and Read program and the Library of Virginia’s statewide support for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). “In Virginia, only 13 percent of children who receive a free or reduced-price lunch during … [Read more…]

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Roanoke City Library hours starting July 1st

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Roanoke City Library hours starting July 1st

Roanoke City announces that beginning tomorrow, July 1, the Roanoke Public Libraries will permanently expand our hours of operation at most branches to allow better access to the public.         The new hours are: ……………………Mon.      Tue.     Wed.     Thu.     Fri.       Sat.       … [Read more…]

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AG Mark Herring announces mediation resolution for Sweet Briar College

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Today, Attorney General Mark Herring announced that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been agreed upon by Amherst County Attorney Ellen Bowyer, Saving Sweet Briar, Sweet Briar College and the Office of the Attorney General outlining a plan to keep Sweet Briar open. This agreement was reached after hundreds of hours of mediation and discussion … [Read more…]

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Gov. McAuliffe announces grants targeted to help close skills gap

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gov. McAuliffe announces grants targeted to help close skills gap

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Governor’s Office, in partnership with the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), will be offering the Commonwealth’s first competitive grants designed to help close the skills gap in key industry sectors of critical importance to the Virginia economy and reward and encourage employer-led talent development solutions. These state grants … [Read more…]

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Governor receives campus sexual violence recommendations

Friday, May 29, 2015

RICHMOND– Governor Terry McAuliffe attended the final meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Campus Sexual Violence today and received a briefing from Attorney General Mark Herring on the task force’s recommendations. “Preparing our students to succeed requires educating them in environments that are free from the threat of violence,” said Governor McAuliffe. “When I … [Read more…]

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Crystal Spring Elementary earns Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe and the state Board of Education announced today that 252 schools and four school divisions earned 2015 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement. The VIP incentive program recognizes schools and divisions that exceed state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and … [Read more…]

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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 … [Read more…]

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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 … [Read more…]

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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 … [Read more…]

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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 … [Read more…]

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