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

Virginia students continue to improve in reading, math and science on 2015-2016 SOLs
Education / Virginia

Virginia students continue to improve in reading, math and science on 2015-2016 SOLs

RICHMOND, Va. — The percentage of students achieving at the proficient or advanced level on Standards of Learning assessments in reading, mathematics and science increased by one-point statewide during 2015-2016, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reported today. Eighty percent of students achieved proficient or advanced scores in reading, and the same percentage passed tests … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces $1 million in cybersecurity scholarships

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday, Aug. 10, that applications are now being accepted for a $1 million state scholarship fund for students studying cybersecurity. The Virginia Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program will award $20,000 a year to eligible Virginia students who are studying how to safeguard computer networks, data and electronic resources. In return, … Continue reading

Kaine brings steady hand, confidence to Clinton ticket
Business / National / Opinion & Editorial / Politics / Virginia

Kaine brings steady hand, confidence to Clinton ticket

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nerdy? Sure. Boring? Never. Hillary Clinton’s running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, has been described by critics as a snoozer of a choice who could fail to inspire the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party, blue collar workers and others. But friends and former staff say the caricature … Continue reading

Sheriff: Inmate dies at Richmond jail
Health / Local / Virginia

Sheriff: Inmate dies at Richmond jail

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at Richmond’s jail. Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. announced in a statement that an inmate, identified as Rashad Dandridge, was fond unresponsive at the Richmond City Justice Center Tuesday. The sheriff says the medical department treated Dandridge, but he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton announces campaign stop in Hampton Roads
Education / Politics / Virginia

Hillary Clinton announces campaign stop in Hampton Roads

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hillary Clinton has scheduled a campaign stop in Virginia’s Hampton Roads area. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign made the announcement Saturday. Clinton will be in Virginia on Tuesday, June 21. Her campaign says Clinton will “discuss her vision of an America that is stronger when it is united, and lay … Continue reading

Norfolk bringing free public Wi-Fi to neighborhood
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Norfolk bringing free public Wi-Fi to neighborhood

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk official has announced that the city will offer free public Wi-Fi across the Park Place neighborhood starting this fall as part of a broader effort to improve Internet access for businesses and residents. The city’s Chief Information Officer Steven DeBerry tells The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/22q8H5I ) that up to 7,800 … Continue reading