Students who want to attend college but don’t have the money have hope through a program at Germanna Community College.
A bill introduced by Del. Bob Thomas that would allow Fredericksburg and Stafford County schools to open Aug. 12 passed both General Assembly chambers shortly before the 2019 session drew to a close.
Thanks to a pact signed Friday, Germanna Community College students who transfer to the University of Mary Washington will have a better shot at succeeding in their education and careers.
The General Assembly has approved a bill that chips away at the so-called Kings Dominion law requiring school districts to open after Labor Day.
Jason Kaiser, the son of Jason Kaiser Sr., and Larizza Kaiser, is a senior at Brooke Point High School. Jason is a member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. He established and is the current president of Future Conservative Leaders of America. He is a member of Boy…
School budget season began last week as the superintendents of Stafford County and Spotsylvania County public schools presented their proposed budgets for fiscal year 2020, which begins July 1.
The University of Mary Washington is inviting workers affected by the government shutdown to free professional development and personal enrichment sessions at its Stafford campus Thursday.
The University of Mary Washington’s College of Business has gained accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB International.
When Mary Jane O’Neill learned that she was to be the Germanna Educational Foundation’s Distinguished Philanthropist of the Year for 2019, her first thought was that it would be another opportunity to help more people earn degrees.
Key risk factors for kindergarten-unreadiness among local preschoolers have changed little over five years and several of the risk factors are higher for local children than they are statewide, according to a report released this week by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation.
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom has awarded mini-grants for educational projects to schools in Fredericksburg and four surrounding counties.
Deciding whether to send students back to school before or after Labor Day is a hot issue in Fredericksburg and Stafford—and not just due to a scarcity of air-conditioned buses.
Three local middle schools and one local high school have received grants from No Kid Hungry Virginia to support alternative breakfast programs.
All area public schools received full accreditation under the 2017 Virginia Standards of Education except Caroline Middle School, although some schools received waivers that allowed them to reach full accreditation status.
Three Fredericksburg-area early childhood education programs will benefit from grant funds from the state to improve the kindergarten readiness of their students.
The University of Mary Washington’s police department has become the fifth campus law enforcement agency in the state to achieve accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.
High school students from across Virginia interviewed staff members representing Germanna settlers and some of their descendants on Thursday at the site of the 304-year-old colony in Locust Grove.
The presidents of the University of Mary Washington and Northern Virginia Community College on Monday signed an agreement that will make the path smoother for students transferring from the community college to UMW.
There's a carving of a deer on the Japanese stone temple lantern that stands in the new zen garden at the University of Mary Washington.
A team of five Massaponax High School students have been studying all year, first for a state competition they won in February, and then for the National LifeSmarts Championship against 32 other teams in San Diego last month.
The Caroline County Public School system is beginning its search for a new superintendent by seeking input from the public.
Netflix shows such as “Stranger Things” have ushered in a new era of talented young actors, and that youth movement extends to students at A.G. Wright Middle School, who have been producing their own films in Stafford County.
Gaye Adegbalola asked her mother what she should say in her address to Germanna Community College’s Class of 2018.
The University of Mary Washington says it believes in freedom of the press, but apparently not at the expense of the environment.
Caroline County supervisors have approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that funds three new school resource officers and three new firefighter/EMTs.
About 80 representatives from local businesses, educational institutions, associations and government organizations gathered Friday morning at a symposium focused on improving career and technical education for potential employees throughout the region.
RICHMOND—Most students who graduated from Virginia’s public colleges and universities last year left not only with a degree, but also with a financial burden: an average student loan debt of about $30,000.
This week, students in University of Mary Washington sculpture professor Carole Garmon’s classes and local artists quietly finished up a large-scale sculpture project they’ve been working on for two years.
It has been the issue at the center of education since the middle of February after a teenager shot and killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla.
Barbecue-flavored bugs were being served at Old Mill Park on Saturday as part of the celebration of Fredericksburg City’s Earth Day on the Rappahannock.
Ten people - including eight William & Mary students and a professor - were arrested on narcotics distribution charges following a months-long investigation, Williamsburg police said Tuesday.
In 1957, Fred Eichelman began teaching seventh-grade history in Roanoke County. He was using a shiny new state-commissioned textbook.
Working with a group of four first-graders Monday at Hartwood Elementary School in Stafford County, national reading guru Dr. Jan Richardson was engaging but business-like, kind but expecting prompt obedience.
Hartwood Elementary Principal Scott Elchenko and reading specialist Leslie Lausten spent much of the day Tuesday in Northern Virginia being interviewed for a professional development video about how their school has implemented Jan Richardson’s new reading intervention program.
Second-grader Logan Ballou spotted his Heartfields Book Buddy and quickly claimed the chair next to her, eagerly laying out a selection of books on the table.
A Virginia Commonwealth University dean accused of harassment by former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder says he was removed from his post this week - not because the charges against him are true - but because top administrators were afraid "Wilder would make up unfounded and false claims of racism and discrimination" against them.
Thousands of community members chimed in on the proposed renaming of Lee-Davis High School and Stonewall Jackson Middle School near Richmond. The response was resounding: keep the names.
Aiming to open up classroom space in Stafford elementary schools as well as add a preschool and Head Start location in the northern part of the county, the Stafford County School Board is considering the purchase of the former Fredericksburg Christian School at 101 Shepherds Way.
I graduated from college in 2006 with $89,000 in student-loan debt. With no family help, I relied on a blend of federal and private loans to earn the journalism degree I desperately wanted. In those days, education debt was characterized as a casual nuisance. Like many of my peers, I signed …
Stafford County school Superintendent Bruce Benson’s impending departure caught his bosses by surprise.
The Virginia General Assembly will reconvene next month to carve out a budget, an act that will have major impact on education in the state.
Mylah Leverette, age 6, was sitting quietly with her class as Heidi Goodwin talked to students in an all-school assembly at Cornerstone Life Academy about what it means to be a Good Samaritan.
The Culpeper County School Board on Monday put to rest the issue of public prayer before its meetings and expressed support of its current moment of silence, preferring, as several members said, education over litigation.
A major exhibition on 400 years of African–American history—from the arrival of the first Africans in English North America in 1619 to the present day—is in the planning stages at Richmond’s Virginia Museum of History and Culture. The exhibition will open in June 2019.
When Joe Gibbs is asked to speak at coaches clinics and business organizations, the former three-time Super Bowl-winning coach of the Redskins and current owner of Joe Gibbs Racing never has enough time to cover all 11 of the team-building principles he's lived by throughout his legendary ca…
MECHANICSVILLE, Va. - In more than 50 years, Nannie Davis has hardly worn her high school class ring. She bought it unaware that engraved into the metal would be the images of Robert E. Lee, a Confederate general, and Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, flanked by the Confederate flag.