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Senators Concerned By Unspent Federal Public School Funds

How V.I. schools are still dilapidated when the federal government has granted the Education Department more than half a billion dollars perplexed senators at an Education and Workforce Development Committee hearing Wednesday.

Educational Initiatives Garner Favor With Senate Committee

A push has been made towards educational initiatives with programs that teach environmental conservation and Caribbean culture by two separate non-profits that testified before the V.I. Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development Wednesday.

Nonprofit Seeks Funding to Open Vocation School on St. Croix

A St. Croix nonprofit called the Virgin Islands Architecture Center for Built Heritage and Crafts, Inc. is seeking an initial $1.5 million, of the total $10 million needed, for their grassroots effort to open a vocational school.

Child’s Birth Highlights Territorial Need for Mental Health Services

Suffering from a longstanding neurodevelopmental disorder and homelessness, one month ago a woman gave birth to a child on the sidewalk that runs in front of the hurricane-ravaged structure once used as Addelita Cancryn Junior High School.

Part 3: Virgin Islands Woman – Educator, Civic Servant and Role Model

In their capacity as teachers – usually seen as a traditional female role – Virgin Islands women garnered important clout.

Superintendent: Students Will See Changes as STX Schools Reopen

With schools on St. Croix returning to in-person education on Tuesday, students will see some traditional sights, such as uniforms, and some changes, including shorter days and no buses for most students, Superintendent Carlos McGregor said.

Public Schools to Roll Out Hybrid Model Beginning in February

Between February and March, the V.I. Education Department will roll out a hybrid model for students, with some returning in-person and most remaining on virtual learning for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year.

Senators Critical of Absenteeism, School-Opening Plans

Members of the Senate Committee on Education and Work Force Development told Department of Education officials Friday they should be doing more about students who haven't been taking part in remote learning.

Education Officials Fail to Show for Hearing on School Pandemic Closures

A Senate panel sat down on Tuesday for an update on the territory's public schools, but the officials from the Department of Education, who were expected to provide the update, did not attend.

World Ocean School Premieres New ‘Community Days’ Program

World Ocean School will open the Schooner Roseway to the Frederiksted community for free dockside programming, Community Days, during the holiday season.

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