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Va educators unveiling online Spanish courses

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia educators are launching a new series of online Spanish courses for students. The Virginia Department of Education is unveiling the prototype for the program on Tuesday, April 22. Officials say the new virtual courses for beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish will be available this fall through the department’s Virtual Virginia online [...]

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Va. honors 2 schools for black students

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two former Rosenwald schools in Virginia are being recognized for their education of young black students. Two historic highway markers have been approved for the schools, one in Southside Virginia, the other in Orange County. St. Paul’ s Chapel School in Brunswick County was among the earliest of more than a [...]

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Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

  BALTIMORE (AP) — The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels’ remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. Only about a quarter of students nationally who take developmental — or remedial — classes ever graduate. The problem is so profound that the advocacy group Complete College America dubs [...]

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HBCUX launches new network from NSU campus

by Donte Hayden As the opening event of this year’s annual MCJR Week, the students of Norfolk State University witnessed history on April 7 as Curtis Symonds, formerly of ESPN and BET, launched what many consider a future powerhouse in television, the HBCUX network. The network includes programming which ranges from sports and entertainment to [...]

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Obama: Students need help to get ‘in-demand jobs’

  BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are helping students gain work experience for what he called the “in-demand jobs of the future.” The money, which comes from fees that companies pay for visas to hire foreign [...]

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Many returning military vets bound for college

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After five years in the Marines, including a tour in Afghanistan in which he saw buddies die in combat, Andrew Kispert found going back to college as a new veteran one of his biggest challenges yet. For starters, there was the strangeness of resuming civilian life. “The hardest part is the [...]

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Va. Education Association re-elects president

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Meg Gruber has been re-elected president of the Virginia Education Association. An earth science teacher from Prince William County, Gruber will serve a second two-year term beginning Aug. 1. The VEA held the election at its convention last week at the Roanoke Civic Center. Gruber has served in numerous VEA [...]

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Only 1 in 5 poor children in Va. read proficiently

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There is a large income gap in the reading proficiency of Virginia’s fourth-graders, according to a report released Tuesday, Jan. 28. Virginia is one of eight states with a family income-based gap of 34 percentage points or more between students’ proficiency on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. One in five poor students were [...]

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