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Innovation grant awarded

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) has received a $42,850 innovation grant which will help implement a career exploration program and promote Virginia’s 5 C’s. Cumberland ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Dos Passos Prize finalists announced

Longwood University is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 John Dos Passos Prize, the oldest literary award given by a Virginia college or ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

VCBF announces 2021 virtual lineup

The Virginia Children’s Book Festival (VCBF) invites teachers and families to register for free live sessions with bestselling authors and illustrators throughout October. With a ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Virus continues to affect schools

Area schools continue to see COVID-19 cases among students and staff, with 50 new virus cases identified in local schools since last month. According to ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Dumminger runs for school board

Dr. James Dumminger will be running a write-in campaign as the incumbent for the District 701 Prince Edward County School Board seat. He has been ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

New teachers and staff announced

Prince Edward County Public Schools welcome new teachers and staff for the 2021-2022 school year. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

SNHU announces Summer 2021 President’s List

Kassi Gray of Arvonia has been named to the Southern New Hampshire University Summer 2021 President’s List. Full-time students who have earned a minimum grade-point ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

University ranks in top 10

For the sixth consecutive year, Longwood University (LU) is able to add the title of top 10 public universities offering the highest percentage of small ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Students of the Month recognized

Each month during the monthly meeting, the Cumberland School Board recognizes the Students of the Month for each school. The following students were recognized at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Assessment to measure student recovery and progress

Students in grades 3-8 this fall will be the first to take new growth assessments to determine baselines for measuring individual academic progress in reading ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Thornhill appointed to Board of Directors

The Southside Virginia Community College Foundation recently announced the appointment of Dr. Ronald K. Thornhill to the Foundation Board of Directors. Thornhill has been involved ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Teachers recall 9/11 experiences

There are well-known pictures of then-President George W. Bush receiving the news that the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had just occurred. What’s notable ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Shannon Watkins.

Custodians, staff keep students healthy

In a time when in-person learning has perhaps never been so important, local custodians are rising to the challenge to keep schools clean and students ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

New staff members introduced

Each month, staff members are recognized at the Cumberland County Public School Board. The following new staff members were presented to Board members at the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID cases climb in schools

Local schools have been open for less than one month, but 111 COVID-19 cases have already been confirmed in students and staff of schools in ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

GRASP awards scholarships

GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.), a nonprofit, college and career access organization, headquartered in Richmond, recently awarded 50 College Success scholarships totaling $102,000 to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

9/11 symposium set

Hampden-Sydney College’s Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest will be holding a symposium titled “9/11: Twenty Years Later.” The symposium will include four ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

LIFE program offers growth for all

Longwood LIFE is a program designed to help prepare people with high functioning mental disabilities ages 18-25 for independent living. Dr. Karen Feathers, assistant professor ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Shannon Watkins.

SEC awards scholarships

Twenty-five graduating high school seniors across Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC)service area received Southside Opportunity Fund (SOF) scholarships this year. The SOF board of directors reviewed ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

SOLs reflect virus’ toll on learning

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released the 2020-2021 Standards of Learning (SOL) test results. With scores plummeting across the commonwealth and nation, state ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Schools looking to fill openings

By Shannon Watkins The Farmville Herald Local school systems are experiencing employment vacancies this year, but not all of them are worse than usual, according ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Lancers honored for academics

With representatives from all 13 Big South-affiliated programs, 129 Longwood student-athletes earned Big South Presidential Honor Roll honors for maintaining a grade point average of ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

VDOE receives $1 million to retain special ed teachers

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced recently that the Virginia Department of Education has received a $1 million grant from the U. S. Department ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Person arrested for assault of Longwood student

Longwood University Police officers responded to an alleged assault involving a Longwood student Tuesday afternoon on Main Street near the Longwood campus. According to an ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Historic enrollment in early childhood education programs announced

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced Tuesday, Aug. 17, that increased investment in Virginia’s two largest state-funded preschool programs is expected to result in historic enrollment ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Industrial maintenance student overcomes injury to achieve success

Shaun Phelps, a student in the industrial maintenance program at Southside Virginia Community College, will complete his Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at the ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Williams named assistant director at Governor’s School

The Maggie Walker Governor’s School Regional Board recently appointed Dr. Lisa Williams as assistant director of the school. Williams, a 1987 graduate of Cumberland High ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

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