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Charlotte Amalie
Sunday, March 7, 2021

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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.

Students Want More Digital Content, Better Teachers

More digital study material and class content, more and better trained teachers, more activities and more sex-ed are some of the things students told legislators they need.

Peter Gruber International Academy Hosts 13 Students From Spain

Since the introduction of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, Peter Gruber International Academy has stayed true to its mission in building globally-minded students. With the support of parents, staff, students and the local community, the school has been able to raise funds each year to send students and teachers to every continent with the exceptions of Antarctica and Australia. Students from all over the world also come to St. Thomas as part of the IB program.

@ School: V.I. Cyber Kings Ready to Take on the World

A group of 11 to 13 year old girls at All Saints Cathedral School are learning skills that may save your life in the future. They are V.I. Kings Cyber Patriot team, the first and only V.I. team participating in the Cyber Patriot program. 

Students Speak Their Minds on Gun Violence, Discrimination and More

Three St. Thomas private school students shared their thoughts about discrimination, gun violence and marijuana legalization to the V.I. Legislature Wednesday, with greater clarity and seriousness than often seen by their seniors. 

New Innovation Center Gives UVI Students Chance to Give Life to ‘Revolutionary’ Ideas

A new innovation center in the UVI library on St. Thomas will give students access to the kind of technology needed to make ideas – such as generating three dimensional prosthetics – come to life.

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