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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
Governor McAuliffe Announces $600,000 in Grants to Upgrade Career and Technical Education Program Equipment
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $600,000 in competitive grants to 16 high schools and technical centers to upgrade equipment for their career and technical education (CTE) programs. Each school or center will receive $37,500 to purchase new
McAuliffe Administration Provides Guidance to Local School Divisions Following Trump Immigration Orders
Governor McAuliffe announced today that Steven Staples, the Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), has distributed new guidance based on legal advice from the Office of the Attorney General in response
Governor McAuliffe Recognizes Outstanding Faculty Award Recipients
Governor Terry McAuliffe today recognized 12 faculty members of Virginia higher education institutions as recipients of the 31st annual Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, research and public service. The annual Outstanding Faculty
Governor McAuliffe Announces 2017 Outstanding STEM Award Recipients
Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Science Museum of Virginia’s Chief Wonder Officer Richard C. Conti today announced the recipients of Virginia’s 2017 Outstanding STEM Awards. Recognizing excellence in science for over 30 years, these annual awards
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Series to Prepare Students for Higher Education and Managing Debt
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a new series for middle and high school teachers and counselors that will support Virginia’s students as they plan to obtain a post-secondary degree or credential. Life After High School: Navigating
Governor McAuliffe Announces Danville Community College’s Designation as a Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense
Speaking at an event at Danville Community College (DCC), Governor McAuliffe announced that the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have officially designated DCC as a National Center of Academic Excellence
Governor McAuliffe Announces Major Increase in Availability of High-Speed Internet Access to Schools and Classrooms across Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has made significant progress in the ongoing effort to bring high-speed internet to more schools and students statewide. According to EducationSuperHighway’s annual “State of the States” report
Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women Announce the 6th Annual STEM Essay Contest
Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women today announced the 6th Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior young women. The Council will award at least five $5,000
Governor McAuliffe Announces Education and Workforce Legislation at Virginia Tech
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a series of legislative proposals aimed at building the new Virginia economy by expanding education opportunities and strengthening workforce development. The Governor was joined by Secretary of Education

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