Governor McAuliffe announces Affordable Pathways Grants to help students succeed
Business / Education / Virginia

Governor McAuliffe announces Affordable Pathways Grants to help students succeed

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced a new grant program today that will provide Virginia students with a clearer path to a higher education. The Affordable Pathways grants (up to $140,000 each) will be awarded to as many as four public two- and four-year institutions of higher education. Grant recipients must have a partnership with a … Continue reading

‘Pokemon Go’ players stumble on hidden history
Education / Technology

‘Pokemon Go’ players stumble on hidden history

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by — until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the “Pokemon Go” trail. Players hunting for fictional creatures on their smartphones are now visiting real-life memorial plaques, statues, mosaics and landmarks, ranging from a Civil War battlefield in Chancellorsville, … Continue reading

Enrollment projections trending upward at Norfolk State University
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Enrollment projections trending upward at Norfolk State University

Prospective students have shown increased interest in a Norfolk State University education as preliminary estimates from the university’s Office of Enrollment Management show that NSU has received more than 6,200 applications from first-time freshman and nearly 1,000 applications from transfer students for the 201617 academic year. The university projects to enroll more than 1,500 freshmen … Continue reading

Admissions hosts “Round Up” for prospective students, waives application fee for participants
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Admissions hosts “Round Up” for prospective students, waives application fee for participants

The Office of Admissions will host “Round Up” for prospective students.  If you are interested in attending college for the first time or would like to transfer from another college, please plan to attend one of our sessions. Prospective students will be able to fill out the admissions application with the $45 application fee waived … Continue reading

Report finds segregation in education on the rise
Education / National / Politics

Report finds segregation in education on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children. A report Tuesday by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office found deepening segregation of black and Hispanic students at high-poverty K-12 public schools. These schools often offered fewer math, … Continue reading

Gov. McAuliffe announces new state-wide higher ed spending at Norfolk State
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Gov. McAuliffe announces new state-wide higher ed spending at Norfolk State

In a speech before faculty and staff gathered in the rotunda of Norfolk State University’s library on Wednesday morning, May 11, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced record-setting spending initiatives for higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. “While other states are cutting, we’re investing in education,” McAuliffe told the crowd. “We were able to secure more than a … Continue reading

Thank you 24,000+ visitors!
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Thank you 24,000+ visitors!

The Spartan Echo website had 24,242 visitors this semester, January through April, and published 1,332 stories which had 31,093 views.  Essentially, this means Spartan Echo’s 24-thousand-plus visitors came into the site to read a specific story.  That’s probably because Spartan Echo content is shared on Twitter and Facebook and draws readers into the website as … Continue reading

Pakistan university attack shatters dreams, stokes fear
Asia / Campus Life / Middle East

Pakistan university attack shatters dreams, stokes fear

CHARSADDA, Pakistan (AP) — When Islamic militants stormed the university campus in this Pakistani town, chemistry professor Hamid Hussain was carrying a concealed pistol. Locking his students in his classroom he opened fire on the assailants, buying his pupils enough time to escape before he was gunned down. The survival of Hussain’s students in a … Continue reading

Business / Campus Life / Education / Virginia

Warner, Kaine claim breakthrough on student loan program

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) welcomed legislation that passed the Senate this afternoon, Dec. 16, 2015, to renew the Federal Perkins Loan Program, a critical lifeline for 7,800 low-income college students in Virginia. Though the program had the support of a bipartisan majority of Senators, including Sens. Warner and Kaine, … Continue reading

Sen. Tim Kaine discusses education standards and sexual assault education
Local / Politics / Virginia

Sen. Tim Kaine discusses education standards and sexual assault education

Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine spoke to the Spartan Echo on current issues relevant to education nationwide. Senator Kaine touched on many topics including his current works in the U.S. Senate, as well as campus safety, sexual assaults, and upcoming revisions to the No Child Left Behind Act. The senate is expected to pass the Every Student … Continue reading