Tag: Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum

MAPP: ‘Big Celebration Party’ For Public Students Who Complete Reading Challenge

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Education in partnership with the Office of the Governor announces the launch of the 10th Annual Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge, which runs Monday, June 4 through Friday, September 2, 2018. The annual activity challenges students in grades K-6 to read five or more books during the summer in […]

BIG FAT LIAR! McCollum Says She Moved School’s Generator To Keep It From Being Stolen … Senator Says: Resign!

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix Senator is calling for the immediate resignation of Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum over her alleged “misuse of government equipment.” Sen. Novelle Francis Jr. (D-St. Croix) said that he wrote to Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Monday asking him to urge McCollum to resign over her “abuse of power.” “I read with […]

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education Jason Botel Weighs in on State of Territory’s Schools Following Devastating Hurricanes

By ACTING ASSISTANT U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION JASON BOTEL SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Two trips to the U.S. Virgin Islands opened my eyes to the enormity of the challenges students, educators and families there face, and what lies ahead to reverse the impact of two catastrophic hurricanes on the […]