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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.

Remote Learning Comes With New Challenges and Concerns: Part Two

Now at the end of the second week of online education, teachers and students in 14 public, 10 religious, and four private on St. Croix are adjusting to their new way of life. Some are going with the flow, while others are feeling thrust against the current.
The Department of Education will begin meal distribution to V.I. students on Thursday. (Shutterstock image)

Meal Distribution Starts Thursday for V.I. Students

The Virgin Islands Department of Education will distribute breakfast and lunch to students attending public, private and parochial schools in its “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” feeding initiative, beginning Thursday, the department announced.
Isis Gell does fourth-grade math remotely. (Photo submitted by Darshania Domingo)

USVI Teachers, Students Making the Switch to Remote Learning

Wednesday, March 18, was the first day of public school closures in the U.S. Virgin Islands and, since then, both students and educators have been learning their way around the world of online education.
UVI president David Hall congratulates AG Loretta Lynch on reciept of her honorary degree as vice chair Oron Roebuck, right, looks on. (Source photo by Elisa McKay)

STX Celebrates Black History Month with AG Loretta Lynch

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told students at the University of the Virgin Islands to follow their hearts when pursuing their futures. Lynch spoke to a packed audience in the Great Hall on UVI’s St. Croix campus.
STX MathCounts Top 10 Students with Coordinator & Deputy Commissioner - From left: STX Math Coordinator Juanita Boneque, Samir Boucenna, Zanyja Rodriguez, Andrew Thompson, Kristina Horsford, Keemar Crosky, Jaden Gonzalez, Lauren Jones, Nick Turk, Aundre Dolcar, Michael Atwell, and Deputy Commissioner Carla Bastian. (Source Photo by Elisa McKay)

Church of God Academy Ranks No. 1 in STX MATHCOUNTS

Four schools competed in a rigorous display of mathematical talent in four rounds of individual and team work as they vied for first place, but it was the Church of God Academy students who took the ultimate prize in the MATHCOUNTS competition. Held in the Great Hall at the University of the Virgin Islands, Albert Sheen Campus on St. Croix on Thursday, Church of God Holiness Academy, Good Hope Country Day School, Ricardo Richards Elementary School, and John H. Woodson Jr. High School students came prepared with winning as their only option.
From Left, first-place winner Kayniah Florence, second place Abigail Valery, and third place winner Jaliyah Clarke. Source photo by Elisa McKay)

Florence Sings Her Way to ‘Poetry Out Loud’ Title at SCEC

Ten St. Croix Educational Complex students vied for the annual Poetry Out Loud district competition and first-time competitor Kayniah Florence, a 12th grader, captured first place, using her own strategy of singing to practice her poems.
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Imagine If V.I. Kids Could Go to the Library After School

This is the first in an ongoing series of articles imagining the big, positive changes that could affect people’s lives from little, inexpensive changes here and there, building a more utopian U.S. Virgin Islands.

Junior Achievement Campers Provide Solutions to Territorial Waste

Tucked into a conference room at The Ritz-Carlton on St. Thomas, more than 50 students came together to find innovative solutions to a large problem in the Virgin Islands: What to do with the territory’s waste.

St. Croix Students Crew for a Day Aboard the Schooner Roseway

Ten St. Croix Educational Complex students joined Captain Kevin Wells, Chief Mate Sarah Nevin and their crew on a sail around St. Croix Wednesday afternoon.





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