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Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom: Winter on the Farm

All ages/families. Join Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom as we read, “A Farm Prepares for Winter, Sleep Tight Farm” by Eugenie Doyle. After story time, make a “farm charm” craft to take home to remember all the things that farmers …

School Board Votes on 2023-24 Calendar

The Prince William County School Board has adopted the 2023-24 school calendar. The approved calendar aligns with community and staff survey results, providing a shorter winter break in favor of an …

Virginia Board of Education Rejects Youngkin Administration's New History & Social Science Standards

A new revision of Virginia's K-12 History and Social Science standards was widely criticized for being inaccurate and Eurocentric.

T. Clay Wood And Vaughan Elementary School Students Find Thoughtful Ways To Bring Cheer To Young Cancer Patients

T. Clay Wood and Vaughan Elementary Schools found compassionate and creative ways to bring cheer to young cancer patients in observance of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

New VDOE Policy Says Parents Will Decide if Schools Recognize their Students as Transgender

Governor Glenn Youngkin administration and the Virginia Department of Education released a new model policy (2022), which will prevent teachers from addressing a student with transgender pronouns …

PWCS Superintendent Notes Some Positions Remain Unfilled

Message from Prince William County School Superintendent, Dr. La Tanya McDade  August 5, 2022 Dear PWCS Families, Employees, and Community,  I hope you and your family are enjoying a …

Tips for Planning Winter Getaways

(Family Features) Whether you're planning a trip far from home or taking advantage of nearby attractions during a staycation, you can get more out of your adventures when you plan ahead with tips like these.

Shop for Your Favorite Teachers & Students at Teachables

Kids don't realize they're learning with Teachables educational toys. To them, it's all fun.

Gainesville Artist & Entrepreneur Makes Gifting an Art Form

Whether you want prepared gifts for friends and family or colleagues and clients, SimaVisions has you covered.     Sima Button of SimaVisions is an artist, illustrator, business …

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CRNAs are the solution to delayed surgical care for veterans

(BPT) - As we honor veterans this month, it can be easy to forget about the challenges some continue to face at home: challenges that include undergoing critical medical procedures in a timely …
(BPT) - Farmers have always been dedicated stewards of the land and invested in the sustainability of their operations. However, they haven't always successfully shared these stories with the public. …
(BPT) - Rice is one of the most popular grains in the U.S. According to Statista, Americans consumed 4.6 million metric tons of rice in the 2021/2022 fiscal year, and that trend doesn't seem to be …
(BPT) - The pandemic catalyzed a new way of learning and an increased need for upskilled employees across a number of industries emerged. As a result, many high school graduates are pursuing …
Best Universities analyzed ACT and College Board data to compare trends between SAT and ACT test-takers.

Budgeting for college? Ways your bank can help you navigate your finances

(BPT) - Millions of college students are making a budget for school for the new year and taking charge of their finances for the first time. Managing money and homework can be stressful, especially …

5 tips for building an online profile to land a skilled trades job

(BPT) - Across the U.S., there is a strong, growing need for highly skilled tradespeople. According to the Home Builders Institute, more than 300,000 skilled labor job openings remain unfilled. There …

How employees' hours are being tracked in today's workforce

Buddy Punch curated a list of five ways employers use new, technologically enhanced employee tracking software to monitor remote workers' hours.

Union activity declined over the last decade even as public support for unions reached a modern high

Stacker analyzed data from the National Labor Relations Board and Gallup to investigate the relationship between union activity and public opinion.  

These skilled trades jobs pay more than $50K

Careers in the skilled trades can bring median annual salaries of around $56,287. ServiceTitan found 10 jobs that might be the right fit for you.

From accountants to loan officers: The 25 highest-paying business and finance occupations

Which are the highest paying jobs among the business and financial occupations? Santa Clara University turned to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to find out.

Lessons in leadership: 3 ways to overcome impostor syndrome

(BPT) - As a woman in business, it's common to feel like you're out of your league, don't belong or are failing even when you have evidence to the contrary. Impostor syndrome is hard to shake, but …

Online higher education remains a compelling, affordable option for a degree

(BPT) - Increasing tuition and mounting student debt is making a college degree more difficult to achieve. While policymakers are implementing debt forgiveness, nothing is addressing the root cause …

Studies show dogs offer multiple workplace perks

(BPT) - Businesses of all types and sizes are increasingly recognizing how the presence of their furry friends in the work environment can contribute to their employees’ engagement, commitment …

In Global Race for STEM Leadership, Private Investment is Necessary for the U.S. to Win

(BPT) - As America races to accelerate innovation across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), public and private sector investments are essential to advancing new technologies. …

Product Design, the Start of the Consumer Experience

(BPT) - By Chung Wook-jun, vice president and head of H&A Design Lab at LG Electronics’ Life Innovation Design CenterHome appliances, like furniture items, art and decorative objects, are …

The best school district in every state

Stacker takes a look at the best school district in every state based on 2022 data from Niche.  

Bristow Beat, Bill DePugh Announce Teachers of the Year 2022

Bill DePugh of Century 21 and New Millennium and Stacy Shaw of Bristow Beat announce the winners of their 2022 Teacher of the Year Contest.

Prince William County Schools Announces Its 2022 'Outstanding Educators' 2022

PWCS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021-22 Outstanding Educators Awards.

Seven Prince William County Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

Congratulations to the PWC students who won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships, funded by NMSC.
Education

3 Great Resources to Kick-Start Your Financial Planning Career

(NewsUSA) - Finding a rewarding career that offers growth potential, work-life balance and the satisfaction of helping others is a key priority for many job seekers. With those goals in mind, a …

How Young Workers Can Optimize Employee Benefits

(NewsUSA) - Young adults who are new to the workforce have a lot to think about. But when it comes to compensation, there are many ways to make your salary and benefits work for you. Taking full …

Campaign Inspires Interest in Technician Careers

(NewsUSA) - The need for skilled technicians in the workforce continues to rise, but many people are unaware of the degree of financial success and personal satisfaction that skilled technicians …

What free college looks like in the US

Study.com collected information on every state that offers some form of free college tuition from state government sources, news reports, and the Campaign for Free College Tuition.

Why many colleges are treating entrance exams as optional

Study.com analyzed recent trends in universities adopting test-optional admission policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, using statistics from the SAT, ACT, FairTest, Common App, and news reports.

Jobs where you're most likely to be single at 40

Can an occupation influence your marital status? Stacker analyzed Census Bureau data to find jobs where you're most likely to be single at 40.

Best public colleges in every state

Stacker compiled a list of the best public colleges in every state using Niche's 2023 Top Public Universities in America ranking. 

What HR workers make in 18 major industries

Pyn uses Bureau of Labor Statistics data to rank the median annual salaries for human resources workers across 18 major U.S. industries.  
Conquer Campus Life with Top Tech
(Family Features) Make each day in the classroom or lecture hall an educational success with technology that makes learning more enjoyable and managing all of life's little details easier.
Tech Time: Technology-enabled devices for parents and children
(Family Features) From wearables to virtual reality headsets and beyond, the latest tech-enabled devices let families enhance classroom experiences while engaging in downtime together after the final school bell rings.
Americans are Turning to Side Hustles to Combat Inflation
(Family Features) As inflation increases, many Americans are looking for ways to make some extra cash. The rise of the gig economy and a variety of side hustle options may be a solution for some.
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5 strategies to make note-taking better—and more productive

ClickUp breaks down the best strategies for improving virtual and in-person note-taking and making it more productive.