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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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GUEST OP-ED PIECE By Soraya Diase Coffelt Candidate for Governor On June 30, 2017, the V.I. Inspector General issued a 76 page written report with scathing findings entitled Audit of the Department of Education’s Inventory Controls Over the School Lunch Program. Among these findings was that $920,000 had been spent

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SCHOOL ON LOCKDOWN: Alfredo Andrews Elementary School was placed on lockdown as a safety measure when gunfire broke out at a nearby housing project. [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix elementary school was placed on lockdown Monday due to the proximity of gunfire coming from a local housing project

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  Joseph Gomez Elementary School CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas elementary school holding summer programs was put on lockdown and in “active shooter” status when gunmen exchanged gunfire on the campus Tuesday afternoon. Police said the shooting incident occurred on the Joseph A. Gomez Elementary School campus about 12:26

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MID-ISLAND — A hoax bomb threat temporarily closed St. Croix’s Central High School just before classes were set to begin on Wednesday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said the adminstrative staff at CHS received a phone call at 7:53 a.m. on Wednesday from a man who said

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  CRUZ BAY — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday that his Administration remains committed to establishing after school and other programs for St. John’s youth. The governor and staff toured the shuttered Guy Benjamin School in Coral Bay, where plans are now underway to develop it as a multi-purpose community

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CHRISTIANSTED — The American Federation of Teachers wildcat strike that began on St. Thomas Tuesday spilled over to St. Croix today. Teachers say they are outraged that the Virgin islands government is demanding that they give up claims to retroactive pay owed to them in return for promised raises. Education

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Teachers went out strike without warning on St. Thomas today, according to the Virgin Islands Department of Education. In light of the “unscheduled job action,” the Education Department dismissed all public schools in the St. Thomas St. John district early today. At least 300 disgruntled teachers blocked

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