Kaine Introduces Legislation To Expand Quality Preschool Programs

tmi kaineThis week, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced the Strong Start for America’s Children Act, legislation that would expand quality preschool programs. The Strong Start for America’s Children Act is a 10-year innovative federal-state partnership to expand and improve early learning opportunities for children from birth to age five. Continue reading

Virginia Wins 2015 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship

uva tennisThe third-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team captured its second NCAA Championship in the past three years with a 4-1 victory over top-seeded Oklahoma in Tuesday’s final at the Hurd Tennis Center. The Cavaliers (29-3), who also won the title in 2013, become the sixth program in NCAA history to win multiple men’s tennis championships. Continue reading

Virginia Defeats Georgia Tech in ACC Opener, 11-0 in Seven Innings

uva baseballBehind a one-hit shutout from right-hander Josh Sborz (Jr., McLean, Va.), the Virginia baseball team blanked Georgia Tech, 11-0, Tuesday in the opening game of the 2015 ACC Baseball Championship at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. The game concluded after seven innings because of the tournament’s 10-run mercy rule. Continue reading

U.Va. Board of Visitors Approves Contract Extension for President Teresa A. Sullivan

uva rotundaThe University of Virginia Board of Visitors approved an extension of President Teresa A. Sullivan’s employment contract on Tuesday during a special meeting in Charlottesville.

“President Sullivan has been and will continue to be a force for positive change that benefits the University of Virginia,” Rector George Keith Martin said. “Her successes are many, from strategic vision to academic quality to enhancements to the exceptional student experience. President Sullivan leads with integrity and determination.” Continue reading

Warner & Paul Introduce Bill to Reduce Wasteful End-of-Year Federal Spending

Warner, Mark-020209-18425- 0011U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have teamed up on a bipartisan proposal to empower federal workers to identify and cut down on unnecessary federal spending. The Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2015, introduced today, would build on existing law by expanding a program that allows U.S. government inspectors general to reward federal employees with a bonus for finding and reporting wasteful or fraudulent spending. Continue reading

Springfield Elementary School represents Page County on VA Index of Performance Awards

PCPSGovernor Terry McAuliffe and the state Board of Education announced today that 252 schools and four school divisions earned 2015 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement. The VIP incentive program recognizes schools and divisions that exceed state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and the board. Continue reading

U.Va. and State Police Partner to Prevent Car Hacking

UVAA string of high-profile hacks – the most recent on President Obama’s personal email account – have made cybercrime an ever-growing concern in the United States. Despite the publicity, most people still think of hacking as something that is done only to information systems like computers and mobile devices. Continue reading

Virginia Department of Health Offers Tips for Recreational Water Use

VDHlogoThe weekend before Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and the beginning of visits to swimming pools, water parks, lakes and local beaches. As warm days arrive the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reminds Virginians to take precautions to keep you and your family healthy and safe while enjoying the water this summer. Continue reading