Category: Education News

Health Department Offers Training For School Nurses In What Diseases They Must Report

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) said it is “pleased” to offer the 2018 Disease Reporting Requirements training for School Nurses & Administrators. As we develop best practices for disease surveillance in the territory, it is important to maintain engagement and readiness with our key community healthcare […]

Hollywood Actor Danny Glover To Give Commencement Address To 2018 UVI Grads

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Danny Glover, award winning actor, producer, political activist, and humanitarian will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands 2018 commencement ceremonies. The ceremony will first take place on the St. Thomas Campus on May 17, 2018, then on the Albert A. Sheen Campus […]

Puerto Rican Teachers Union Files Lawsuit Against Education Department To Stop Charter Schools

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — A Puerto Rico teachers union filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the island’s education department seeking to stop the U.S. territory from creating charter schools and offering private school vouchers as part of an overhaul of the education system. The lawsuit filed by the Association of Puerto Rican […]

Three UVI Students Compete for Miss Ambassadorial Title on St. Croix

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands’ Student Government Association (SGA) Queens Committee invites the public to its annual Miss University of the Virgin Islands Ambassadorial Competition at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, in the St. Croix Educational Complex Gymnasium on St. Croix. “We are glad to continue the tradition […]

UVI PRESIDENT: Man Who Raped 19-Year-Old Girl Inside Her Dorm Room Was Not UVI Student

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — If it had been a student doing the rape, at least there would not have been a security breach. But UVI President David Hall admitted today that someone from outside the university got into a dorm room and raped a teen-age student. There was a security breach. […]

Police Provide Few Details About Rape of 19-Year-Old Girl in UVI Dorm on St. Thomas

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An unidentified man entered a University of the Virgin Islands student’s dorm room on St. Thomas and raped her. The 19-year-old victim told police that between midnight and 1 a.m. on Saturday the man entered her room and raped her. Police did not say if the woman […]

National Science Foundation Wants Puerto Rican Youths To Study Natural Disasters

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Scientists in Puerto Rico have secured grant funding from the National Science Foundation to teach students to develop their own scientific solutions to the challenges created by natural disasters affecting the region. Category four hurricanes Irma and Maria caused loss of life and mass devastation to the […]

UVI Crowns Two ‘2018 Miss Incredibles’ At Inaugural Event on St. Croix Campus

FREDERIKSTED — Alexandria Wozniak and Mackenzie Gross each walked away crowned Miss Incredible 2018 at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). The inaugural Miss Incredible Competition was held earlier in March in the Cafetorium on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Alexandria Wozniak is a junior early childhood education major. She was […]

UNICEF Gives $11.5 Million To Help Children in Eastern Caribbean After Hurricanes

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] PANAMA CITY — Thousands of children, adolescents and their families affected by the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, six months ago, in the Eastern Caribbean islands, Cuba and Haiti have been supported by UNICEF and its partners thanks to the $11.5 million raised through international donations during this time. […]

SUCCESS STORY: St. Thomas’ Jordan Knight Traveled 4,943 Miles To Alaska To Finish High School

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASILLA — Wasilla High School in Alaska opens the 2018 4A boys state tournament against East Anchorage on Thursday morning. It’s an expected return for a veteran-laden Wasilla program that finished as the 2017 runner-up in Alaska high school basketball. But for one member of the Warriors, the state tournament […]