Local Education News
New teacher store presents award during challenging year

Teachables Nova Recognizes Kathy Blanco as 'Teacher of the Most Ridiculous Year'

Teachables Nova, a new educational supply store in Bristow, presents 'Best Teacher of the Most Ridiculous Year Award' to Bristow Run Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kathy Blanco for excellence during an unprecedented year.
Prince William Schools makes plan for fall semester

'Normalcy' is the Goal for PWCS Return to Learning

While 95% of students intent to return to 5-day in-person learning in the fall, Prince William County Schools will make virtual learning an option at all grade levels.
Prince William School Board votes on one-time year end bonus

School Board Approves Equal Bonuses for All Employees

The Prince William County School Board unaniomously approved a one-time $1,600 bonus for all PWCS full-time employees. Those serving less will have their bonuses prorated. No one will receive less …
The Prince William County School Board will review start time options at their June 16 meeting

Poll: How Should PWCS Order Its HS, MS & ES Start Times

Should Prince William County Schools change their start times so that adolescents don not have to start school before 8 a.m.? You get to weigh in!!
Prince William County Schools will present "Return to Learning" June 16

PWCS to Consider Changing School Start Times

Prince William County Schools is considering alternative school start times for the 2021-22 year year as part of its “Return to Learning Plan," after ending COVID-19 mitigations end.
The following guidance was issued Friday by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE):

Masks are No Longer Required for Vaccinated Staff When Students Are Not Present

The policy allows more flexibility for vaccinated staff to remove masks when not directly in the presence of students or young people in their care.
County is still hiring lifeguards for its pools and waterparks

Prince William Parks & Rec. Seeks Lifeguards!

The Prince William Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (DRPT) is seeking lifeguards to staff County pools and waterparks this summer.
Prince William School Board addresses equity

School Board Passes Equity Statement

Despite resistance from some citizens, the Prince William School Board approved an equity statement, Wednesday.

The hospitality industry is hiring: Here's what to look for when job searching

(BPT) - As vacation destinations reopen across the country and the busy summer travel season approaches, the hospitality industry is poised for significant growth. According to the latest jobs …
Education

Redefining ‘Summer School’: How Year-Round Learning Can Shape K-12 Education

by Megan O’Reilly Palevich, M.Ed.  (NAPSI)—Each day, as people across the country wake up and check their phones, turn on their morning news broadcast, or unfold their local papers, one …

Want a better career? STEM online programs can help you get there

(BPT) - As the job market increasingly calls for STEM professionals (science, technology, engineering and math), more online programs are emerging that can help students study for such careers.While …

Kid-Friendly Ways to Learn About World History

Building an appreciation for history is one way to help kids understand and connect with the world around them.

Parents More Optimistic About Education

(NAPSI—According to a recent EdChoice and Morning Consult poll, half of parents of school-aged children said they were very or somewhat comfortable with their children returning to school “right …

Taking action: 3 ways businesses can support careers for women in STEM

(BPT) - There is a severe global shortage of women entering careers in Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM). According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women occupy just …

Prince William Board Adopts FY22 Fiscal Budge with 1.115% Tax Rate

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget on Tuesday, April 27. "This budget demonstrates our commitment to the residents of Prince William County," said …
Careers

3 issues many working women face today

(BPT) - Even though women make up nearly 51% of the world’s population, there is still a way to go when it comes to full, fair and equitable treatment.As part of International Women’s Day …

How to crush interviews and build relationships — even through a screen

(BPT) - Have you been on a recent virtual date or job interview and just not felt the energy you might have in person? You’re not alone — as the pandemic has taken away the ease and …

Why Women Benefit from Financial Planning

(NewsUSA) - As we celebrate Women's History Month, we take time to reflect on the important contributions women of different backgrounds have made to our country and on the importance of diversity …

5 key money moves to consider when transitioning out of the military

(BPT) - Each year, approximately 200,000 men and women transition from the U.S. military to civilian life.1 It can be a dramatic life change with financial implications that many people don’t …
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Step Up Your Financial Career with the CFP Mentor Program

(NewsUSA) - Congratulations! You have taken your first steps towards a career as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. As you prepare for your CFP® exam, consider connecting with a …

Small businesses & entrepreneurism

Entrepreneur Inspires Youth with Community Projects

(NewsUSA) - Young people in underserved communities in the United States have been especially hard-hit by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with many support systems and activities …