LOCAL EDUCATION NEWS

Children Ride OmniRide Free with Adults, April 25

OmniRide Express bus returns to service on March 7, 2023.

WOODBRIDGE, VA –   In support of national Take Your Child to Work Day, children aged 17 and younger can ride any OmniRide bus for free on Thursday, April 25. Great …

Prince William School Board Gives High Praise for Student Vision Profile Reports

The key to succeeding at anything in life begins with knowing what you want to do but selecting a career path is a daunting task for students and families. …

PWEA Ratifies 1st Collective Bargaining Agreement in Virginia

Prince William County Education Association [PWEA] members gather at the Kelly Leadership Center to demonstrate their support of fair contracts for Prince William County School employees.

Prince William Education Association [PWEA], the largest public-sector education local representing over 11,000 educators in Prince William County Schools [PWCS], has announced the ratified the first …

Be a Lifeguard this Summer at SplashDown Waterpark

Be a Lifeguard this Summer at SplashDown Waterpark. Free training is offered.

Jobs and employment information

Rethinking teacher absenteeism: How to be more proactive and prepared

(BPT) - By Nicola Soares, president, Kelly EducationChronic absenteeism has become a pervasive issue across multiple employment sectors driven by several factors, including personal and family health …

Reinventing Services with Customers at Heart

(BPT) - For consumers, it’s the ‘experience’ that counts. According to PwC, 73 percent of all customers place experience near the top of their checklist when making purchasing …

Forging a Path: Women Welders

Six of the 94 female welding students at Texas State Technical College who are about to enter the primarily male-dominated industry of welding. (Photo courtesy of TSTC.)
(NAPSI)—“It is not for the faint of heart,” Erica Bridges said.   Bridges is a Welding Technology student at Texas State Technical College (TSTC). She was referring to her field of study …

Big Tips for Small Businesses

Small businesses, vital to the country’s economy, can get expert help keeping their own economy afloat.
(NAPSI)—Small businesses are the backbone of our society and play a critical role in our economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Association, firms of 500 employees or fewer make up 99.9% of …

Are most employers tracking diversity in hiring and recruitment?

Revelo analyzed how employers are tracking diversity, equity, and inclusion using data from SHRM, Harvard Business Review, and news reports.

Who's counting? A glimpse into the world of math teachers

Study.com examines the demographics of math teachers today and what may be driving the national teacher shortage.

U.S. colleges that have employed the most Nobel Prize-winning professors

Study.com identified the 10 universities that have employed the most Nobel Prize winners across the United States since the inaugural award in 1901.

More education and careers news

(BPT) - By Irana Wasti, Chief Product Officer at BILLBuilding a business is an incredible journey — and like all journeys, every stage is different. Running a startup, for instance, is very …
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Education & Careers

How tech advances inspire one company to upskill entire communities

(BPT) - How can you assess the impact of a technological advancement like AI, which has raced at lightning speed across every sector of the globe? While the opportunity of AI is still evolving, some …
The top 10 most common jobs for Hispanic and Latino scientists and engineers
Revelo used data from the NCSES to identify the most common occupations for Hispanic and Latino scientists and engineers.
20 metro areas with the most income and work opportunities for HVAC technicians
HVAC Gnome ranked 2024's best metro areas offering the most training and income opportunities for current and aspiring HVAC technicians.
Fewer people are enrolling in RN-to-BSN programs. Here's what that means for the future of nursing.
Vivian Health examined data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to see what's behind the decline in nursing school enrollment.
States with the highest rates of teacher attrition
Where are teachers leaving classrooms at the highest rates? HeyTutor analyzed data from NCES and the RAND Corporation to find out.
The SAT is going digital. Here's what to know.
Chalkbeat looks at the new digital SAT exam: shorter reading sections, fewer questions and sections that adapt to each student's performance.
As fewer students seek teaching degrees, universities close undergraduate programs
TeacherCertification.com used data from the National Center for Education Statistics to examine why fewer students want undergrad education degrees.
The top reasons teachers give for leaving their jobs
HeyTutor analyzed teacher attrition data from the National Center for Education Statistics to shed light on how teachers feel about leaving their jobs.
20 of the highest-paying cities for travel nurses
Vivian Health analyzed its proprietary data to find the 20 cities where travel nurses earn the most.
Thousands of schools at risk of closing due to enrollment loss: An exclusive report
An exclusive report from The 74 finds that school districts from Philadelphia to Los Angeles have large numbers of schools that lost at least 20% of their students during the pandemic and are in danger of closure.

Family Teacher Conference Topics Beyond Academics

Family Teacher Conference Topics Beyond Academics

(NewsUSA) - Raising a family is overwhelming enough; add in milestones, routines, challenging behavior and keeping an eye on academic progress, and you’re in for a spin. However, your child’s …

100% of Latino Grads Start Trades Careers With Centro Educativo Latino's Workforce Development Program

100% of Latino Grads Start Trades Careers With Centro Educativo Latino's Workforce Development Program

(NewsUSA) - Development ProgramNew Partnership Offers HVAC Training in SpanishThe US Census Bureau reports that approximately 20% of the US population is Hispanic and the US Bureau of Labor …

School Choice is the "New Normal"

School Choice is the "New Normal"

(NewsUSA) - What do parents really think about school choice in 2024? A new survey by the National School Choice Awareness Foundation sheds light on what they're thinking, and looking for, as …

The Rise of Microschooling and Educational Innovation in America

The Rise of Microschooling and Educational Innovation in America

(NewsUSA) - Every child has potential, and all children deserve the opportunity to learn, thrive, succeed, and pursue their dreams. However, following the COVID-19 pandemic, America’s students are …

Districts where student-teacher ratios are still behind pre-pandemic levels

TeacherCertification.com used data from the National Center for Education Statistics to show how student-teacher ratios have changed.

How to build, maintain and improve your credit

(BPT) - At first glance, building credit can seem like a challenge. How can you get the credit you need when you have little or negative credit history to start with? Don’t get discouraged, …

Workplace fatalities on the rise: These are the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America

FVF Law Firm examined data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics's 2022 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries to identify the 10 occupations with the highest rates of fatal injury.

When teachers quit for other jobs, how is life outside of the classroom?

How do teachers really feel about leaving their education careers? HeyTutor analyzed National Center for Education Statistics data to find out.

CAREER

Changes in the Labor Market: What to Expect in the Next Quarters of the Year?

Individuals work at computers in a modern office environment.
We have teamed up with experts from job aggregator Jooble to outline the trends, challenges, and opportunities in the labor market in 2023.
PWEA members advocate for fair contracts for teachers via collective bargaining.

PWEA Teacher Claims PWCS Seeks to Curtail Association's Bargaining Power

The Prince William Education Association is working to firmly establish its role in the contract negotiation process, but its leadership alleges Prince William County Schools does not want to concede power to employees beyond what is mandated by the state.

I-66 EMP and SPARK Mark Continued Partnership With Check Presentation

Manassas, Va.  – Symbolizing its steady commitment to supporting education in Prince William County, today I-66 Express Mobility Partners (I-66 EMP), builder and operator of the 66 Express …

PWEA Contract Negotiations Bring Teachers New Hope

PWEA members meet to discuss the upcoming school year.

The beginning of the year brings a mix of giddy anxiety, but with unfilled positions, PWCS teachers wonder what they will be up against.