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Education Secretary Arne Duncan WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 335 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high

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“Drug-resistant lice” sounds like something from a zombie apocalypse, but not to fear. There are several ways to kill the annoying little bugs. Hold onto your scalps, Virgin Islands. Super lice are upon us. The time for panic is not yet at hand, however. Planning for mass head-shavings or the

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                      Jarvon Stout of UVI SAN DIEGO – Twenty-three ambitious college students from across the United States spent their time in labs and in the field conducting research in earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences as part of the Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. SURF

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     UVI’s Glenn Metts CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Every parent who sends their child off to college is aware of the fact that their child is likely to experiment with their own sexuality once they are away from home – if the child hasn’t already done so in high school. But

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Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Division of Personnel Offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas will be closed one day each so employees can participate in a wellness program sponsored by the government, according to Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter. The St. Croix office of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – At least 1,000 Virgin Islands residents will take part in the 30th annual Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup Sept. 19 – Oct. 31. ridding the territory’s beaches of waste, from soda cans and plastic bags to tires and home appliances. The Coastweeks cleanups on selected St. Thomas,

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              UVI President David Hall FREDERIKSTED – The University of the Virgin Islands claims it puts $80 million into the local economy on a yearly basis. So you’d think UVI President David Hall wouldn’t have to accept a $70,000 donation from Cane Bay VI LLLP’s David Johnson, Kirk Chewning and Richard

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Head Start Program begins again anew on Tuesday. Started in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. The program has been administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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      Louise Wrensford ALBANY, Georgia – A graduate of the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus has been named the dean of the graduate school at Albany State University.  Louise Wrensford is also the new associate provost for Research and Sponsored Programs, the university said in a statement.

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FREDERIKSTED — Students at the Queen Louise Home for Children will start the new school year with the tools they need to succeed, due in part, to the University of the Virgin Islands “Backpacks for Success” outreach project. University students, faculty and staff donated school supplies to the 18 residents

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