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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.

UVI Confirms Two Staff Members had COVID-19 in August

Officials at the University of the Virgin Islands have confirmed that two staff members on St. Thomas contracted the novel coronavirus in August.
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. 

Senators Push to Abolish Corporal Punishment in Schools

The Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services moved forward legislation Wednesday that, among other things, would strictly prohibit corporal punishment in school settings.
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.
Drawings of the proposed school on St. John, presented at the virtual townhall meeting on Facebook last week, include a water feature, shown here running from the bottom right of the drawing to the upper left.

Proposed K-12 School for STJ Designed for New Location

When the Department of Education went on Facebook Live on June 9 and 16, to update the community of its plan to build a new school for St. John, two critical guiding notions jumped out.

Education Pushes Forward on New Schools; No FEMA Funds Received Yet

In January, the V.I. Department of Education teamed up with design firm DLR Group to create a master plan for the potentially millions of dollars in FEMA funds the department expects to receive to reconstruct the territory’s derelict public schools. But no funds have been received so far.
Students All Saints Cathedral School students Nyla Vanterpool and Omar Brown fill their water bottles at the first refillable water station to be placed in a territory school. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Territory Schools Begin to Receive Water Refill Stations

All Saints Cathedral School is the first in the territory to be given a water refill station, along with a personal reusable water bottle for every student, a project that has been in the making for over two years.

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Ayesha Morris speaks with Conch Shell Media’s DaraMonifah® Cooper about the upcoming 15th Annual Dollar fo’ Dollar Culture & History Tour. The virtual event takes place Saturday, September 26th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. via WUVI Radio’s Zoom and can be viewed live on the Dollar fo’ Dollar Facebook page ... See MoreSee Less

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