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V.I. Schools Running Out of Money for Food

The public school system has already used up most of its funding to buy food for school lunches and needs another $4.6 million quickly to allow it to buy enough food to finish out the year.

Free Pre-GED and GED Classes to Begin Jan. 12

Anyone who does not have a high school diploma is encourage to make 2016 the year to work on getting a pre- GED or GED (General Equivalency Diploma).

Registration Opens for Adult Education Classes at Educational Complex

The Virgin Islands Department of Education invites interested adult learners, 18 years or older, to register for Adult Education evening classes for the GED and Basic Education programs.

What the V.I. Education System Could Be

Michael Bornn gives an overview of the teaching programs of two of the world’s most successful educational systems. He uses their very different approaches to alert Virgin Islanders it is time to retool their own system.

UVI President David Hall to Receive USVI-HTA Award of Excellence

University of the Virgin Islands President David Hall will be honored with the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association’s (USVI-HTA) Award of Excellence at the 14th Annual Tommy Star Awards and Gala on Nov. 14, at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Beach Hotel.

UVI Researchers Investigate Potential Risks of Lionfish Consumption

Researchers from the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) have published results of their investigation into the consumption of lionfish in the “Marine Drugs Journal.” Since 2008, lionfish native to tropical and sub-tropical reef ecosystems in the southern Indian Ocean, South Pacific and Red Sea have been reported in waters in the territory.

McCollum Re-Affirms Commitment To Evaluation System

Acting Education Commissioner Sharon Ann McCollum Monday re-affirmed the department’s commitment to the new Teacher and Leader Effectiveness System, the VIDE-revised process for evaluating teachers and administrators.

Students to Test Academic Skill Online Via New Standard Assessments

Parents of public school students in grades 3rd through 10th are being advised that the testing window for the online, standardized test Smarter Balanced will be available from Tuesday, March 17 to June 12. The testing window for 11th graders will go online from April 21 to June 12.

Elementary School Kicks Off V.I. History Month with Quelbe Day

Ricardo Richards Elementary School students kicked off V.I. History, Culture and Tradition Month on Monday with a Quelbe Day program.

@ School: Darryl Donohue Works To Be an Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Darryl Donohue Jr. is working towards the rank of Eagle Scout and helping the food chain on St. Croix at the same time. Donohue is helping save the home of the cave bat, Brachyphylla cavernarum, a night-time pollinator of fruit, vegetables and flowers.

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