C-SPAN bus to visit UR Sept. 27


The University of Richmond will host a multi-media C-SPAN bus Sept. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. The "50 Capitals Tour” – open to the public on – is designed to engage students and community members through interactive demonstrations of C-SPAN's multi-platform public service resources.

The 45-foot customized motor coach will be placed on the University Forum.
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McEachin announces 2017 Congressional App Challenge


Congressman A. Donald McEachin is accepting applications for the 2017 Congressional App Challenge through Nov. 1, his office announced this week.

“This annual competition provides students of all ages with a fantastic opportunity to use their STEM-related education to develop the potentially next best app,” said McEachin (VA-4th District).
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VCCS cyber security advisory board holds first meeting


The Virginia Community College System Cyber Security Advisory Board, a newly formed group designed to ensure that the Commonwealth’s two-year cyber curriculum remains up-to-date and imparts real-world skills, recently held its first meeting.

This first-in-the-nation initiative will build on the already considerable momentum behind Virginia’s cyber security industry.
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Highland Springs HS teacher chosen as teacher of the year for Central Virginia


Greenlee Naughton’s accolades keep growing. The Highland Springs High School English teacher was named Monday as one of Virginia’s eight 2018 regional teachers of the year.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe surprised Naughton Monday morning with an announcement at a school assembly that had been billed as a celebration of Highland Springs’ second straight year of full accreditation. In May, Henrico County Public Schools named Naughton its top teacher for 2017.
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Reynolds Police Department re-accredited by Law Enforcement Commission


The Reynolds Community College Police Department recently achieved re-accreditation by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.

Accreditation programs are designed to measure and confirm compliance of the participating agency with the professional standards in whatever discipline or profession they are involved.
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‘Change the World RVA’ to raise funds for homeless students


A local nonprofit will host a week-long fundraising and awareness campaign later this month to benefit local students who experience homelessness and housing instability.

Change the World RVA's campaign will take place Sept. 24-30 to support students during the current school year.
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HCPS to host job fairs for potential bus drivers, cafeteria workers


Henrico County Public Schools will host two job fairs next week to interview candidates for full-time and substitute positions as bus drivers and school nutrition workers.

Good bus driver candidates will be paid while they train. HCPS also is seeking math teachers at the middle school and high school levels.
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Free meals offered at 10 Henrico schools

Breakfast, lunch available at no cost to students, thanks to expansion of federal program

All students at 10 Henrico County public schools will be able to eat two free meals a day throughout the coming school year, thanks to the expansion of a federal program.

Henrico Public Schools officials have broadened the school system’s participation in the Community Eligibility Provision program, which enables schools with a high percentage of low-income students to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students.
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Goodwill helping adults go back to school to boost job opportunities


Adults seeking to expand their employment options can get a wide range of support, at no charge, from Goodwill of Central Virginia this fall.

Job-seekers can meet with employment specialists at any one of Goodwill’s community employment centers to map out a plan to get the education, skills, credentials and interview preparation needed to secure competitive employment.
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UMFS, Charterhouse School to host career fair Tuesday


Nonprofit social service organization UMFS is planning to hire more than 20 people for a variety of positions at its West Broad Street headquarters and will host a career fair Aug. 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

UMFS, located at 3900 W. Broad Street, provides a comprehensive array of programs for high-risk children and families. Its Charterhouse School provides special education for students with autism and other neurological differences, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and emotional challenges.
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Exhibitors sought for ‘Mission Tomorrow’ student career exploration event


Organizers of the second-annual 'Mission Tomorrow' – a regional interactive career exploration event for middle school students – are seeking businesses and organizations to exhibit at the event, which will be held Nov. 1-2 at Richmond Raceway Complex. The event is expected to draw 12,000 eighth-graders.

Organizers are seeking more than 100 exhibitors to provide students with brief, fun, engaging experiences as they explore various career options.
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McEachin’s Education Task Force to host education forum


U.S. Congressman A. Donald McEachin (Virginia - Fourth District) Aug. 12 will host the “Know Your Rights: Parent Power” education forum to bring education advocates and professionals together to help inform parents about their rights, resources and services available to them and their students.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby Street in Richmond.
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23 Henrico County schools earn state ‘VIP’ awards for achievement


Twenty-three Henrico County schools – all but one in the West End – have earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, and Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the commonwealth to earn the highest designation. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education announced Aug. 8 that 386 schools (and 17 school divisions) statewide had earned the designation.

Henrico Schools’ 23-award total was the most in the Richmond area.
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HCPS still seeking teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians


Henrico County Public Schools is still seeking to fill positions for the 2017-18 school year and will host a hiring event Thursday, Aug. 10 to meet with interested candidates.

The event will be held at the HCPS Central Office in the Eastern Henrico Government Center's Community Room, 3820 Nine Mile Road, Henrico 23223.
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School Board’s Cooper arrested, charged with DUI


Henrico County School Board member Roscoe Cooper III, the board's representative from the Fairfield District and its vice chairman, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence during the early morning hours of Aug. 5.

Cooper, 43, was charged after police pulled him over near the Gaskins Road exit on I-64.
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