College costs are out of control says a Virginia poll – hurting the state’s economy

Monday, January 16, 2017

According to a poll released today by Partners 4 Affordable Excellence @EDU, Virginia voters – in fact, more than 85 percent – believe improving the affordability and accessibility of Virginia’s public colleges and universities would help solve one of the state’s thorniest problems: its sluggish economy. The poll, conducted January 3-5 by two of America’s […]

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Governor McAuliffe’s legislative proposals to fill skilled workforce gap

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Governor McAuliffe's legislative proposals to fill skilled workforce gap

BLACKSBURG – Governor Terry McAuliffe and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam today announced a series of legislative proposals aimed at building the new Virginia economy by expanding education opportunities and strengthening workforce development. “We have a world-class higher education system here in the Commonwealth,” Lt. Gov. Northam said. “Today we announced legislation aimed at making sure […]

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Corinthian Colleges’ students can now apply for debt forgiveness

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that more than 5,000 Virginia students formerly enrolled in schools operated by Corinthian Colleges, Inc.-including Everest Institute, Everest College, Everest University, Heald College, and Wyotech-may be eligible for loan forgiveness following a finding by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) that Corinthian College and its subsidiaries published misleading […]

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U.S. Attorney’s Office to take part in first Student Pledge Against Gun Violence

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

U.S. Attorney's Office to take part in first Student Pledge Against Gun Violence

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today that he, and other members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, will team with school leaders and students from all across  the Western District of Virginia over the next […]

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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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