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Public Schools Won’t Reopen Until 2021

Education officials informed senators Thursday that public schools will not be reopening in the fall as planned, and will be entirely virtual for at least the first semester of the school year from September to December. 

90 Percent of Board of Education Student Loans are Delinquent, Senators...

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Monday expressed sharp disapproval of the V.I. Board of Education's student loan collection efforts after learning that 90 percent of such loans are delinquent.

Senators Alarmed by Shortage of Teachers, Laptops for Online Learning

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Monday expressed concern about 119 vacant positions within the Department of Education, a shortage of teaching aids and supplies, and a shortage of laptops for online learning.

Senators Push to Abolish Corporal Punishment in Schools

The Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services moved forward legislation Wednesday that, among other things, would strictly prohibit corporal punishment in school settings.
Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin urged families to stay at home and not socialize while schools are closed. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Plans in Place for Start of the School Year – and...

Questions were flying at a rate of 12 per minute as close to 700 viewers tuned into The Press Box on Thursday night to hear the V.I. Education Department’s plans for safely reopening schools amid the ongoing pandemic.

Live and in Color: Government House Reaches Out to the Community...

When Government House launched its weekly “The Press Box” live broadcasts in January, the words COVID-19, pandemic and social distancing were yet to become a part of the everyday lexicon of Virgin Islanders.

Broadway Comes to St. John on April 5 and 6

Fourth and fifth graders on St. John will sing and dance their way into the audience’s hearts when Broadway Comes to St. John for...

March 23: Gifft Hill School Auction

Gifft Hill School will be holding its annual auction again this year with the theme “Starry Night,” which reinforces the bright futures made possible...

Love City Pan Dragons Fundraiser This Friday

The Love City Pan Dragons will be performing this Friday, January 4 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Mongoose Junction in the former...

CFVI Announces Librarian Legacy Scholarship From Friends of Sprauve Public Library

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is offering a new scholarship thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Elaine I....