Education

Anti-Terrorism Project
7:23 am
Fri October 18, 2013

UVA Student Project Gains International Attention

Credit www.virginia.edu

College students hand in millions of papers each year, and most end up in the trash, but a University of Virginia undergraduate was surprised and honored when her 26-page paper was given to hundreds of experts on counter-terrorism.

                   
Rachel Schwartz is a junior at the University of Virginia - a double major in biology and foreign affairs, so it was no surprise that she found the subject of chemical weapons interesting.

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What Would TJ Think?
12:41 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Meditation on the Lawn: UVA Contemplative Sciences Center

UVA/ Sanjay Suchak

There was a surprising event at the University of Virginia this week. About 500 people gathered to hear from one of the world’s great spiritual leaders and one of the nation’s new media moguls.

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Latino Education
7:14 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Latino Population Striving for a Better Education

Virginia's Latino population is growing rapidly as it is in the rest of the nation. But some believe that while there’s a lot of talk of building a better future through education, there’s very little action that translates into real results-especially for the Latino community.

That’s why some of the most influential educators and business leaders have gathered in Richmond for a two-day “Hispanic Workforce through Higher Education” Conference. . .

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Education
4:47 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

The "Teacher Cabinet" Holds its Inaugural Meeting

Nearly three dozen educators from all regions of the Commonwealth convened in Richmond today for a meeting of a new state “Teacher Cabinet.”  The panel was established by Governor McDonnell to strategize and make recommendations for education reforms.  The Governor plans to incorporate their ideas into an agenda for the next General Assembly session.

The teachers represent a wide spectrum of grades and specialties and were eager to advise the Governor about a real-world perspective. McDonnell called them excellent, experienced educators.

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Education
5:27 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Giving Kids Access to Digital Textbooks

Virginia’s school boards would have until 2017 to plan for complete student access to electronic textbooks IF they decide to use them … under a bill recommended by a General Assembly advisory panel.  The measure aims to close a digital divide that’s already opened up among some students who don’t have access to e-textbooks at home.  While the solution is more complex than it seems, panel members say fixing the problem can’t wait.

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