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@ School: Vela Culbert Receives Hebrew Congregation’s MLK Award

In the essay that earned her the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas’ award, Gifft Hill School 11th grade student Vela Culbert came up with an action plan for helping homeless people.

Students Speak Their Minds on Gun Violence, Discrimination and More

Three St. Thomas private school students shared their thoughts about discrimination, gun violence and marijuana legalization to the V.I. Legislature Wednesday, with greater clarity and seriousness than often seen by their seniors. 

New Innovation Center Gives UVI Students Chance to Give Life to ‘Revolutionary’ Ideas

A new innovation center in the UVI library on St. Thomas will give students access to the kind of technology needed to make ideas – such as generating three dimensional prosthetics – come to life.

V.I. Schools Running Out of Money for Food

The public school system has already used up most of its funding to buy food for school lunches and needs another $4.6 million quickly to allow it to buy enough food to finish out the year.

Climate Matter Workshop Set for Jan. 12, 13 at UVI

Climate Matters Workshop is a two-day interactive workshop and discussion on how climate change affects the Virgin Islands. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 12 and 13, at the University of the Virgin Islands Administration and Conference Center.

What the V.I. Education System Could Be

Michael Bornn gives an overview of the teaching programs of two of the world’s most successful educational systems. He uses their very different approaches to alert Virgin Islanders it is time to retool their own system.

UVI President David Hall to Receive USVI-HTA Award of Excellence

University of the Virgin Islands President David Hall will be honored with the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association’s (USVI-HTA) Award of Excellence at the 14th Annual Tommy Star Awards and Gala on Nov. 14, at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Beach Hotel.

UVI Researchers Investigate Potential Risks of Lionfish Consumption

Researchers from the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) have published results of their investigation into the consumption of lionfish in the “Marine Drugs Journal.” Since 2008, lionfish native to tropical and sub-tropical reef ecosystems in the southern Indian Ocean, South Pacific and Red Sea have been reported in waters in the territory.

McCollum Re-Affirms Commitment To Evaluation System

Acting Education Commissioner Sharon Ann McCollum Monday re-affirmed the department’s commitment to the new Teacher and Leader Effectiveness System, the VIDE-revised process for evaluating teachers and administrators.

Students to Test Academic Skill Online Via New Standard Assessments

Parents of public school students in grades 3rd through 10th are being advised that the testing window for the online, standardized test Smarter Balanced will be available from Tuesday, March 17 to June 12. The testing window for 11th graders will go online from April 21 to June 12.

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