Spartan Echo multimedia editor wins HRBMP scholarship for third time
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Spartan Echo multimedia editor wins HRBMP scholarship for third time

NORFOLK, Va – Winners of the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals’ 2015 Journalism/Media Scholarships were officially announced. Seven students won scholarships totaling $4,500. Five are local college students while the high school seniors attend school in Hampton and Chesapeake. The monies will go toward furthering or starting their studies in the fields of journalism or … Continue reading

Thank you for a wonderful summer semester!
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Thank you for a wonderful summer semester!

Our summer semester has come to an end.  We’d like to thank our web content producers for their tireless work.  Each one had their own beat and was responsible for choosing which Associated Press stories to post on our website.  We hope you enjoyed their work, which rivals the daily productivity of most small-to-medium sized … Continue reading

Education Dept. extends more No Child Left Behind waivers
Education / National / Politics

Education Dept. extends more No Child Left Behind waivers

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is giving seven more states and the District of Columbia continued flexibility from the requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law. Besides the nation’s capital, Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday, June 23, announced the renewal of waivers for Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New … Continue reading

Hemingway’s Havana home to get $900,000 in US improvements
Books / Education / Latin America & the Caribbean

Hemingway’s Havana home to get $900,000 in US improvements

HAVANA (AP) — A U.S. foundation will ship nearly $900,000 in supplies to build a state-of-the-art facility to preserve Ernest Hemingway’s books, letters and photos — the first major export of construction materials to Cuba since President Barack Obama loosened the trade embargo on the island. The Boston-based Finca Vigia Foundation has been trying for … Continue reading

Business / Campus Life / Education / Local / Opinion & Editorial / Virginia

Brown Bag Lunch with President Moore July 8 and August 12

Faculty and Staff Brown Bag Lunch Discussions   Mark your calendars! Faculty and staff are invited to join President Eddie N. Moore, Jr. for Brown Bag Lunch Discussions each month this summer. Bring your lunch to the Faculty/Staff Cafeteria on the following Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.   July 8 August 12   Let us know … Continue reading

Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college
Campus Life / Education

Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college

Prominent alumnae of Sweet Briar College are rejoicing over a mediated settlement to keep the 114-year-old Virginia women’s college open, a rescue deal that caps frantic monthslong efforts to stave off a planned August closure. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced the settlement Saturday, saying $12 million raised by determined alumnae to keep the women’s … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education

Va. students find flooding fix for Mountain Run, park

When four Eastern View High School students learned about the recurring flooding of Mountain Run throughout Yowell Meadow Park at the intersection of Sperryville Pike and Blue Ridge Avenue, ideas to fix the problem began to flow. With the guidance of Stephanie DeNicola-Turner, education/information coordinator for the Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District, the team’s … Continue reading

Education

Virginia School for Deaf and Blind names new superintendent

The Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind has named Pat Trice as superintendent. Trice had served as interim superintendent since longtime superintendent Nancy Armstrong retired last summer. The News Leader (http://bit.ly/1eAN6od ) reports that the school’s Board of Visitors unanimously approved Trice’s appointment on Friday. The board has been discussing the school’s direction to … Continue reading

Clinton seeks ‘high quality preschool’ for all 4-year-olds
Education / National / Politics

Clinton seeks ‘high quality preschool’ for all 4-year-olds

  ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton promised Monday, June 15, to dramatically expand education opportunities for young children, vowing to make “high quality preschool” available for all 4-year-old children in the next ten years. The Democratic candidate for president focused the first major policy proposal of her campaign on universal pre-K education — an … Continue reading