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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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Students file off to class after morning assembly

Board of Education Adopts Retention and Promotion Policy Resolution

The resolution suspends the current retention and promotion policies to allow the Department of Education to continue instruction remotely, provided certain conditions are met.

New eTeacher Network to Provide Students Access to Learning Through Public TV, Radio

The V.I. Department of Education has partnered with WTJX Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System and local radio stations to launch the eTeacher Network.

UVI Producing 3D Respiratory Masks to Support Fight Against Coronavirus

Personal protective gear is a scarce commodity as the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc all over the world.

V.I. Source At Home Reading Series: ‘14 Cows for America’

The Source staff is presenting readings of children’s books in the spirit of offsetting the confusion and upheaval in their lives. Produced by James Gardner for the Source and narrated by Shaun A. Pennington.

Board of Education Advises Public of New Protocols

The Virgin Islands Board of Education (VIBE) believes these strategies will be the most effective means of ensuring continuity of basic operations, while it does its part to reduce the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
Education Commissioner nominee Racquel Berry-Benjamin testifies before the Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development Wednesday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Responding to Pandemic, Department of Education Changes Operations

Effective Wednesday, April 1, all in-person interactions at the Department’s state and district offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix are postponed until further notice.

The Caribbean Writer Renews Call for Submissions for Volume 35

The Caribbean Writer (TCW), a refereed, international journal published by the University of the Virgin Islands, continues to mourn the recent passing of its esteemed founding editorial board member, Barbadian poet and author Kamau Brathwaite.

WTJX Highlights Educational Programs and Resources During School Closures

The V.I. Public Broadcasting System and its PBS member station, WTJX, has issued a news release pointing to its educational programming and online resources available to families while schools and Head Start are closed due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Human Services Temporarily Closes Head Start as Precaution

Tuesday, March 17, will be students’ last day of school for at least three weeks in accordance with Governor Albert Bryan Jr.’s directive to close schools throughout the territory.

Broadband VI Offers COVID-19 Community Assistance Plans, Discounts for Students

Broadband VI informs the public it has adopted the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) “Keep America Connected” pledge and is offering discounted internet services to students and their families.

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