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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
Governor McAuliffe Announces First Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Recipients
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the recipients of the Commonwealth’s first Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship. Established during the 2016 General Assembly Session, the program provides up to $20,000 in tuition assistance to full-time
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Affordable Pathways Partnership Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the first five recipients of the Virginia Affordable Pathways Partnership Grants, a program that aims to provide Virginia students with a clearer path to higher education. The Governor first announced this
Governor McAuliffe Announces Third Round of Federal Preschool Expansion Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia will receive $17.5 million through the federal Preschool Expansion Grant. These funds will allow the Commonwealth to continue to serve at-risk four-year-olds in high-quality pre-kindergarten
Governor McAuliffe Announces “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the launch of Virginia’s “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge. The challenge begins today, as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October concludes, and will run through the end of March 2017.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Noncredit Mechatronics Certification in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) will be entering into a partnership with Siemens, a global technology company, to establish the only noncredit Level 3 Mechatronics training program
Governor McAuliffe Announces $1 Million Grant Award to Promote Workforce Development Efforts in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia received a $1 million grant from USA Funds to sponsor an initiative aimed at helping young adults in Virginia achieve the education and training needed to obtain stable, well-paying jobs.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Children’s Cabinet Annual Report at Stakeholder Forum
Governor McAuliffe today released the Children’s Cabinet annual report during his visit to the group’s inaugural stakeholder forum. The Governor was joined by members of the Children’s Cabinet, as well as 130 stakeholders, organizational leaders,
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. 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
Governor McAuliffe Announces Establishment of Early Childhood Development Institute, in Partnership with Community College System
Governor McAuliffe announced four Virginia’s Community Colleges will soon be working together to elevate early childhood education in the Commonwealth thanks to a $1 million personal gift from Ben and Betty Davenport. The funding will establish the
Governor McAuliffe Announces 1-2-3 Go! Initiative for High School Students
Governor McAuliffe announced today that beginning this month, Virginia high-school students and their families will be able to receive hands-on assistance as they prepare to attend one of Virginia’s colleges or universities.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate Tops 91 Percent
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that over nine out of ten students who entered the ninth grade in 2012 earned a diploma within four years, and more than half graduated from high school with the Commonwealth’s most rigorous diploma, the
Governor McAuliffe Announces Northern Virginia Community College Receives Designation as a Cybersecurity Resource Center by the NSA
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), a statewide leader in cybersecurity education, has been named a Regional Resource Center by the National Security Agency (NSA). NOVA will now serve as a
Governor McAuliffe Announces Governor’s Challenge in High School Voter Registration
Governor McAuliffe today announced the 2016-2017 Governor’s Challenge in High School Voter Registration. High schools across the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to compete to register the highest percentage of their voting-age population.

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