Grant helps community colleges translate work experience into academic credits

The Virginia Community College System has been awarded a $350,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to make it easier for individuals who have earned post-secondary workforce credentials to translate them into credit in traditional degree programs. Lumina’s All Learning Counts initiative will support VCCS to ensure that knowledge, skills, and abilities gained outside of formal higher education—through work, military, and other […]

Libbie Mill—Midtown

Eight Henrico schools miss full accreditation

Fifty-nine of Henrico County’s 67 public schools have earned full accreditation from the Virginia Department of Education – one fewer than last year. The agency today released its accreditation ratings for schools statewide. In Henrico, six of the seven schools that received “accredited with conditions” ratings last year – Brookland, Elko, Fairfield, Rolfe and Wilder middle schools and Glen Lea […]

Business in brief

The RVA Career Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Employers have full- and part-time jobs as well as internships available. The event is free. Though presented by the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, job seekers do not have to be a Hokie to participate. For […]