Tag: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE)

SENATOR DONNA FRETT-GREGORY OP-ED: On Establishing A School Authority In The USVI

It’s no secret that our public-school student test scores have shown little to no improvement over the past few years. To make matters worse, the children of the U.S. Virgin Islands have experienced additional academic setbacks after surviving both Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, and most recently, the current COVID-19 pandemic that has further […]

Students, Teachers Wear Red In October To Show Support For A Drug-Free USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — RED RIBBON WEEK, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program.  Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico.  As a […]

Education Promotes 2021 District Teacher of the Year Candidates Online

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education has announced the top five teachers in each school district for 2021. One teacher from each of the two school districts will be named “Teacher of the Year” at a virtual recognition ceremony streamed live on the department’s Facebook page. The VIDE virtual ceremony begins online […]

‘2 Minors’ Detained After Shooting On Moravian Highway Leaves 17-Year-Old Boy Injured: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A minor is in stable condition after a shooting on the Moravian Highway in St. Thomas on Sunday night, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to the Moravian Highway after a report of shots fired came in about midnight, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Officers on the way […]

Youth Virtual Learning Support Grants Up To $10,000 Available From CFVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE— In recognition of the challenges faced by many families with children enrolled in schools with distance learning requirements, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is pleased to offer grants to support virtual learning for school-based academic programs. The purpose of the CFVI’s Virtual Learning Support Grants is to encourage and bolster […]

Families Receiving SNAP Should Get $379 Per School-Age Child In P-EBT Benefits In 2 Weeks: DHS

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes a benefit called Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) for children who received free or reduced-price school meals in the 2019-2020 school year, but their school is or was closed during a public health emergency. “The Department of Human Services (DHS) apologizes for the delay in the issuance of Pandemic EBT benefits,” […]

EIGHT YEARS! USVI Public Schools Won’t Be Fully Repaired From 2017’s Hurricane Maria Until 2025

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. recently announced the completion of the education facilities master plan for the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education. “Today is a good day as we celebrate a major milestone, especially in the department of education,” Bryan said. “It gives me great pride and a real sense of accomplishment to […]

FEMA: Arthur A. Richards Junior High School Can Be Replaced After Hurricane Maria Damage

FREDERIKSTED — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Public Assistance Program officially approved the replacement of the Arthur A. Richards Junior High School due to the extent of damages caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  This approval allows the Virgin Islands Department of Education to begin negotiating costs for the construction of a […]

Education’s ‘No V.I. Child Goes Hungry’ Program Begins Tomorrow

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education said late Tuesday that it is distributing breakfast and lunch to students attending territorial public, private and parochial schools in its “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” feeding initiative beginning tomorrow. The action comes amid efforts being taken by the Bryan administration, which has closed schools among […]