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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Island Therapy Solutions Partners With Camps to Create First Inclusive Program for Autistic Children

This year, Virgin Islands children with autism enjoyed a typical summer camp experience alongside peers without disabilities thanks to a partnership between St. Croix-based Island Therapy Solutions (ITS) and several camps on St. Croix and St. Thomas.

V.I. Hosts Pilot Freedom Schools

Five of the territory's schools are participating in a six-week pilot of a nation-wide "Freedom School" project this summer, thanks in part to Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter. According to Government House, Potter helped bring

U.S. Geological Survey Grants Over $90,000 to UVI’s Water Resources Research Institute

The Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) received $92,335 this spring from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to fund three projects across the territory.

Education Still Facing Teacher Shortage

V.I. public schools are still struggling with a shortage of teachers and inadequate maintenance budgets and need more money for textbooks, Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum told senators during budget hearings Monday.

@ School: All Saints Senior Well Versed in Hard Work

When Irvin Mason Jr. says 'I keep myself busy,' he’s not exaggerating. The All Saints Cathedral School senior, the territory champion in the 2016 Poetry Out Loud contest, spent much of last week in Washington, D.C., where he represented the Virgin Islands in the national competition.

Teachers Shut Down St. Thomas Schools Over Retro Pay, School Conditions

St. Thomas-St. John schools were dismissed early, classes canceled and students sent home Tuesday afternoon as teachers protested for retroactive pay and better conditions in the schools.

@School: Students Take On Challenge to Improve Environment

Who better to improve marine conditions by controlling land waste than students who live on an island? That’s a question Howard Forbes Jr. asked himself when he learned about the 'Go Green and Think Blue' 2016 Students for Zero Waste Week.

Gifft Hill Students Star in Documentary

Gifft Hill School students and St. John have a turn in front of the camera this week as a documentary company films at the school and around the island for a piece to air on PBS.

UVI Welcomes New Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

This spring, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) welcomed a new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLASS). Emily Williams Ph.D. brings a wealth of experience in teaching, writing and editing within the humanities. Her specialty focuses on Afro-American and Caribbean Literature.

Poor Planning a Factor in School Lunch Deficit

Poor planning cost the Education Department hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal lunch reimbursements, which was a major factor in why the school system needs $3.2 million more or it will run out of money for school lunches in March.





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