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Small Business Leaders Converge
5:01 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Workforce Skills Gap in VA?

While the upcoming General Assembly session will focus on such issues as the state budget, ethics reform, and whether or not to expand Medicaid, small business advocates have rolled out a blueprint of their own legislative priorities.

Their agenda arose from a summit of the state’s entrepreneurs and business leaders, who want to ensure that the Commonwealth maintains its competitive edge through business-friendly policies.

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Campus Safety Week
4:56 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Preventing School Tragedies

Credit Office of the Governor

Governor McDonnell has left a somber message with hundreds of high school students about their roles in preventing tragedies such as the Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech shootings.  

He also said he believes there could be a correlation between students who may seem socially inept in their teen years and those who pose risks to society later. 

That's one reason why he's asking students to be mindful of their surroundings and vigilant in their day-to-day activities.

 

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New Educational Video
1:49 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

The Virginia Indians: Meet The Tribes

With the relatives gone, and the turkey and leftovers digested, this might be a good time to kick back and catch a video.

One new release is short, free, downloadable, entertaining, informative, and all about your neighbors in the Commonwealth.  "The Virginia Indians: Meet the Tribes" video is not only a new classroom resource that's making the rounds, but it could also inspire some outdoor event planning.

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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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