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Governor McAuliffe Announces Recipients of the Inaugural Governor’s Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Education
Governor McAuliffe today announced the first recipients of the Governor’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Education. Out of more than 120 nominations, 13 were selected for recognition and honored at the Executive Mansion last night.
Governor McAuliffe Awards $6 Million in New School Security Equipment Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to protect students and teachers in 104 school divisions and three regional educational programs. The grants will pay for video monitoring systems, metal
Governor McAuliffe Announces Thomas Nelson Community College’s Designation as a National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
Governor McAuliffe today announced that the United States National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have officially designated Thomas Nelson Community College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense
Governor McAuliffe Statement on Increase in Number of Fully Accredited Public Schools
Governor Terry McAuliffe responded to the announcement that 1,573 of Virginia’s 1,823 schools are fully accredited – a record high for his administration.
Governor McAuliffe Participates in the Virginia Community College System Cyber Security Advisory Board
Governor McAuliffe today attended the inaugural meeting of the Virginia Community College System’s Cyber Security Advisory Board. This newly formed group will ensure that the Commonwealth’s two-year cyber curriculum imparts the real-world skills
Governor McAuliffe Announces VDOE Receives $498,010 Team Nutrition Training Grant
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the Virginia Department of Education’s Office of School Nutrition Programs (VDOE SNP) has been awarded a Team Nutrition Training Grant in the amount of $498,010. The United Sates Department of Agriculture
Virginia Receives $1.5 Million Federal Grant to Improve Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
Governor McAuliffe today announced that the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. This support from the United States Department of Education will allow the
Governor McAuliffe Announces Statewide Partnership with Hope Street Group
Governor McAuliffe today announced a new statewide partnership between the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and Hope Street Group, to support and equip teachers to engage local and state policymakers in education policy development.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Governor McAuliffe Recognizes Virginia Commission for the Arts for 50 Years of Service to the Commonwealth
Governor Terry McAuliffe today recognized the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) for 50 years of supporting Virginia’s vibrant arts culture. The VCA is a state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and
Governor McAuliffe Announces Third Round of High School Innovation Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today awarded high school innovation grants to 10 school divisions to develop or implement programs that emphasize personalized learning, college, career and civic readiness, and alignment with local workforce needs.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Second Round of Preschool Grants
Governor McAuliffe today announced that the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF), in consultation with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), will award five grants to local communities that have proposed innovative approaches to ensure
Governor McAuliffe Announces Winners of the “NSA Day of Cyber” Challenge
The Governor launched the challenge in October of 2016 and it concluded in March of this year. The Commonwealth leads the nation in the total number of students who participated, and out of the five winning schools, three hold top spots nationally.
Virginia Tech Designated NSA Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the National Security Agency (NSA) has designated Virginia Tech as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). The first university to receive this status in the Commonwealth, Virginia
Governor McAuliffe Announces Troops to Teachers Grant
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has received a grant of nearly $400,000 to assist military veterans and soon-to-be veterans in becoming teachers. The grant was awarded through the Defense
Governor McAuliffe Encourages Virginians to Thank K-12 Teachers
Governor Terry McAuliffe today encouraged all Virginians to participate in the Thank a Teacher campaign recognizing teachers across the Commonwealth for their hard work and dedication through writing thank-you notes.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Grant to Connect Student Testing with 21st Century Skills
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a $1.1 million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation that will support the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Commonwealth’s schools in an effort to align student testing with the
Governor McAuliffe Announces 2017 Governor’s Challenge Champions in Economic and Personal Finance
The winners emerged from a pool of 148 students who participated in a day-long championship competition held at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) on April 26.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Second Annual Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week
Governor McAuliffe today issued a proclamation to officially recognize April 23-29, 2017 as Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week. During this week, high school students, teachers and administrators across the Commonwealth will be

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