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NOVA-Alexandria Celebrates General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program 2017 Graduates

June 27, 2017

The General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College recognized and celebrated its 11 graduates from the class of 2017 at an on-campus luncheon. The event gave faculty and staff the opportunity to highlight the students’ success and congratulate them on completing the program. All received job offers from various local GM dealerships.

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Three ACPS Staff Recognized As Champions Of Children

June 26, 2017

Three Alexandria City Public Schools staff members have been recognized as Champions of Children in the first annual Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission Champions of Children Awards. The three honorees were: Olga Wright, Rhea Butler and Cheryl Robinson.

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NOVA Partners With Virginia Tech For $5m Grant To Promote Engineering Transfer Students

June 23, 2017

Northern Virginia Community College and Virginia Tech recently received a $5 million grant from the National Science Federation to promote engineering transfer student success. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced the grant and their support of this collaboration, which will also benefit Virginia Western Community College and its students.

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Virginia Board of Education Sets Public Hearings On Accountability Standards And Graduation Requirements

June 23, 2017

The Virginia Board of Education has scheduled five public hearings this summer on proposed revisions to the commonwealth’s school accreditation system and graduation requirements and on the board’s plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.

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Rachael Dischner Appointed Principal Of New John Adams Pre-K Center

June 22, 2017

Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley today announced the appointment of Rachael R.B. Dischner as the principal of the new pre-K center to be housed at John Adams Elementary School. She will start in the role on July 17.

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T. C. Williams Teacher Awarded STEM Research Grant

June 22, 2017

The Society for Science & the Public announced $120,000 in grants have been distributed to five innovative organizations supporting community-based STEM projects and 23 science research programs to purchase much-needed equipment for teachers across the country. In total, $20,000 will be distributed to the nonprofit organizations, while $100,000 will go to teachers. Shawn Lowe, a physics teacher at T. C. Williams High School, received a STEM Research Grant for $4,000.

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NOVA Announced As First NVTC Academic Partner

June 22, 2017

The Northern Virginia Technology Council announced today that Northern Virginia Community College has signed on as its first ever NVTC Academic Partner. This new partnership reflects NVTC and NOVA’s joint commitment to ensuring the Northern Virginia region has a robust pipeline of highly skilled information technology workers.

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Kaine Releases Report On How Medicaid Cuts In ‘TrumpCare’ And Trump Budget Would Harm Virginia Public Schools

June 21, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) today released a district-by-district report on the importance of Medicaid to Virginia’s public schools and how the $1.3 trillion combined cuts to Medicaid in the Trump budget and the Republican health care plan – known as TrumpCare – would harm schools and the children who attend them. In Virginia alone, for the most recent reporting school years, school districts received nearly $33 million in federal Medicaid funding for school-based services for students, of which Alexandria City Public Schools receive nearly $2 million.

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T. C. Williams Student Finished As Runner-Up In U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

June 21, 2017

Ana Humphrey, a sophomore at T. C. Williams High School, was selected as a runner-up in the 2017 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the nation’s most prestigious youth competition for water-related research. Humphrey, who represented Virginia in the national competition, received $1,000 for her project, in which she developed a digital image analysis application as a simple, inexpensive and accurate way to monitor waterborne bacteria.

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Envision’s Stem Experiential Summer Academy At George Mason University Encourages Middle-School Girls To Explore Career In Game Design

June 21, 2017

Envision and Mason’s Computer Game Design Program Host Its First “Story-Based Game Design for Girls” June 24-30.

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