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Bookmobile Brings Story Time on Wheels to Frederiksted

Story Time Hour on Wheels was launched Friday at Fort Frederik, with local author Winifred Loving reading from her book, “My Name is Freedom.”

Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio Opens on Strand in Christiansted

The St. Croix Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio recently opened its doors on Strand Street in downtown Christiansted, and locals and visitors are invited to dust off their dancing shoes and register for a free 30-minute private lesson.
Children and parents alike are eager for the return of safe summer camps. (Shutterstock image)

Updated 2021 USVI Youth Summer Camps

Soon children and teenagers typically would dive into the territory’s summer programs offered by various schools, private businesses, and the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, camps and programs are scarce.   
Attorney General Denise George. (2019 Government House photo)

Paternity and Child Support Division Closer to Fixing Backlog of Cases

The combination of the pandemic, staffing shortages and an outdated database has resulted in a series of backlogged cases within the Division of Paternity and Child Support.

STX Foundation Eyes Collaborative Approach to Kids Count Data Book

The St. Croix Foundation for Community Development on Tuesday announced its first Kids Count publication – the USVI 2020 Snapshot – outlining the highly collaborative and data-driven approach it will take to the annual report.

With Virtual Classrooms Not Reaching All Students, Education Responds to Questions

Now that the fall semester has begun, Virgin Islands students, parents and educators are faced with the challenging realities of distance learning, not least of all that laptops designated for each of the territory's students have not reached everyone.

Senators Move to Extend Distance Learning Options Beyond the Pandemic

Options for distance learning may stick around long after the pandemic ends if legislation advanced Wednesday by the Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development becomes law.
Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory tells the Senate it's time for the measure to move forward. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, U.S. Virgin Islands Legislature)

Homeschooling Legislation Fails to Pass Committee

The Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee tabled legislation seeking to regulate homeschooling after the bill proved controversial with testifiers.

Public Schools Won’t Reopen Until 2021

Education officials informed senators Thursday that public schools will not be reopening in the fall as planned, and will be entirely virtual for at least the first semester of the school year from September to December. 
Michael Francois, chairman of the Virgin Islands Board of Career and Technical Education, testifies virtually before the Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development. (Screenshot)

What Happened to Vocational Education in Territory, Senators Ask

The Senate Committee on Education and Work Force Development voted Monday to forward legislation that, if ratified, would strengthen vocational programs and allow high school students to gain experience in their desired career field.





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