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Limetree Bay 2020 Scholarship Applications Available Online

The amount of a scholarship award can be as much as $5,000 per year for a student to attend an accredited U. S. college or university.

UVI Producing 3D Respiratory Masks to Support Fight Against Coronavirus

Personal protective gear is a scarce commodity as the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc all over the world.
The Department of Education will begin meal distribution to V.I. students on Thursday. (Shutterstock image)

‘No V.I. Child Goes Hungry’ Feeding Initiative Won’t Operate During Easter Holiday

Parents are reminded that both breakfast and lunch may be picked up from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. during a once daily distribution at designated sites.

Head Start Food Distribution to Pause for Easter Holidays

Head Start will continue with food distribution this week; however, it will not distribute food during the Easter holiday from Thursday, April 9, through Monday, April 12.
Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin testifies during Tuesday’s Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development meeting. (V.I. Leguslature photo)

Public Schools to Remain Closed Through April 30

The move is in line with the extension of Gov. Albert Bryan’s stay-at-home order, which remains in effect through April 30, in order to slow the local spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Census 2020 Offices to Close Through April 30

Office and field staff will obey the Government of the Virgin Islands’ extension of an emergency stay-at-home order until further notice.

V.I. Source At Home Reading Series: ‘14 Cows for America’

The Source staff is presenting readings of children’s books in the spirit of offsetting the confusion and upheaval in their lives. Produced by James Gardner for the Source and narrated by Shaun A. Pennington.

Board of Education Advises Public of New Protocols

The Virgin Islands Board of Education (VIBE) believes these strategies will be the most effective means of ensuring continuity of basic operations, while it does its part to reduce the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
Education Commissioner nominee Racquel Berry-Benjamin testifies before the Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development Wednesday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Responding to Pandemic, Department of Education Changes Operations

Effective Wednesday, April 1, all in-person interactions at the Department’s state and district offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix are postponed until further notice.
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Pulitzer Center Announces 2020 Poetry Contest: ‘Fighting Words’

All K-12 students are eligible to compete in the contest (U.S. and abroad). There are prizes worth up to $100 as well as publication and performance opportunities.

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