Chelsea Clinton promotes affordable post-high school education at Roanoke College

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Chelsea Clinton promotes affordable post-high school education at Roanoke College

SLIDESHOW Early affordable education starts early said Chelsea Clinton the daughter of Sec. Hillary Clinton the Democratic candidate for president. Chelsea backed that up with a visit to Roanoke’s Small Steps Learning Academy before her public appearance at Roanoke College where she spoke to students about Hillary Clinton’s plan for an affordable, debt-free college education. […]

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Chelsea Clinton in Roanoke Wednesday to highlight her mother’s college plan

Monday, September 12, 2016

Chelsea Clinton in Roanoke Wednesday to highlight her mother's college plan

UPDATE: College Debt Event with Chelsea Clinton to be held 3:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, September 14, doors open to public at 3:00 PM EDT at Olin Hall, Roanoke College, 221 College Avenue, Salem, VA Chelsea Clinton will be in Roanoke on Wednesday to highlight her mother’s college plan. Under the New College Compact, 94,000 Virginia […]

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RCPS receives $1.6 million grant for summer extended school programs

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

RCPS receives $1.6 million grant for summer extended school programs

Roanoke City Public Schools receives  $1.6 million for new Extended School Year Grant Programs at Fairview Elementary, Fishburn Park Elementary and Monterey Elementary; and for existing programs at Fallon Park Elementary, Garden City Elementary, Hurt Park Elementary, Lincoln Terrace Elementary, Roanoke Academy for Math and Science, and Westside Elementary. RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe has […]

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UVa’s response to Virginia state legislators on $2.3 billion fund inadequate

Monday, August 8, 2016

In a letter to the University of Virginia’s Rector, William Goodwin, and UVa President Teresa Sullivan, 12 Virginia State Senators wrote that the response from UVa regarding the mystery $2.3 billion fund discovered recently by a whistleblower was not sufficient. UVa treated the Senators response demand as a Freedom of information request which they say […]

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Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on voting rights, healthcare and educating the workforce

Monday, June 20, 2016

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on voting rights, healthcare and educating the workforce

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and 2017 gubernatorial candidate made a sweep thru Roanoke Sunday first attending the Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge in Southeast. MCC has held vigils for the 49 victims of the Orlando Florida shooting at the Pulse, a gay nightclub. Following a fundraiser Northam was keynote speaker at the Third […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes firearms for school security officers

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed legislation that would permit school security officers to carry firearms under certain conditions. The Governor’s full statement is below: April 6, 2016 Pursuant to Article V, Section 6, of the Constitution of Virginia, I veto House Bill 1234, which permits school security officers to carry firearms under certain conditions. There […]

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Del. Rasoul says virtual schools hurt public education funding

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Del. Rasoul says virtual schools hurt public education funding

At Tuesday nights Town Hall Roanoke Delegate Sam Rasoul praised Governor Terry McAuliffe for his veto of virtual schools. It was a back door to syphon money away from public education he said. “No charter schools,” said Rasoul to applause from the audience. In a press release Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 518, House Bill […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes bill requiring schools to identify sexually explicit materials

Monday, April 4, 2016

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed House Bill 516, which would require schools to identify materials as “sexually explicit” and notify parents if teachers plan to provide instructional material containing such content.  The legislation would also require teachers to provide alternative instructional materials if requested by a parent. The Governor’s full veto statement is […]

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House Republicans block bill expanding access to full-day kindergarten

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

House Republicans block bill expanding access to full-day kindergarten

RICHMOND, Va.: This morning, the Education – Education Innovation Subcommittee killed two bills that would have helped expand access to full-day kindergarten by creating a budget and plan for localities that don’t have full-day kindergarten access for all children. HB 457, patroned by Delegate Kathleen Murphy (34th – McLean), HB 798, patroned by Delegate John […]

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Gov. McAuliffe’s budget includes increased funding for education, raises for state employees

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gov. McAuliffe's budget includes increased funding for education, raises for state employees

Despite federal sequestration Governor Terry McAuliffe Virginia faced a $2.4 billion dollar state budget shortfall. These cuts disrupted strategic planning and severely harm the state’s economy. “Now, the economic landscape has changed for the better, Congress is getting its act together, and we have a genuine opportunity to take the next step forward,” he said. He […]

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Roanoke County Board member, Al Bedrosian is clueless say Roanoke County teachers

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Roanoke County Board member, Al Bedrosian is clueless say Roanoke County teachers

Al Bedrosian’s insensitive disrespectful comments about teachers at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting elicited hurt feeling from teachers today at a rally held at the Roanoke Administration building. “Recall Al” read one sign – another spelled CLUELESS vertically Careless, Lying, Uneducated, Laughable, Egregious, Self-serving and Shameful. Board of Supervisor member Al Bedrosian has stepped […]

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Anne Holton visits Roanoke Higher Education Center to celebrate its 15th year

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Anne Holton visits Roanoke Higher Education Center to celebrate its 15th year

Today Anne Holton, Secretary of Education, toured the Roanoke Higher Education Center to celebrate its 15-year anniversary. Holton was introduced by Dr. Thomas McKeon, Executive Director of the Roanoke Higher Education Center and Senator John Edwards spoke of its success. Dr. McKeon said he is proud that the center is providing higher education and workforce […]

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