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A blog dedicated to the latest news and information about Virginia’s Community Colleges. We have a stable of great contributors who will offer legislative updates, workforce updates, and an inside look at Virginia’s Community Colleges and the work we do.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Virginia’s First Community College Chancellor Helps Kick Off 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Dr. Dana Hamel was large and in charge back in 1966. You could say that he helped give birth to Virginia’s Community Colleges. Like a proud father, he was there to cut the cord. Hamel was chancellor when Northern Virginia Community College was christened in 1967 – the first of nearly two dozen community colleges that […]

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Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 5

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

January revenue numbers due next week will influence revenue reforecast for the bienniumAt some point during the latter part of next week, state officials will receive the January revenue report. The week of February 8, the Secretary of Finance will announce a revenue reforecast for the upcoming biennium, based upon the January report. The Senate […]

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Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Excellence in Education Award Finalists Selected

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

The VCCS Office of Professional Development and the New Horizons Executive Committee have announced the 2016 Excellence in Education (EIE) Award finalists. Thirteen projects were chosen by the New Horizons Awards Committee as finalists out of a total of 27 projects nominated (the largest number of entries ever received). A special congratulations goes out to Blue Ridge […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The State of Education In Virginia According to Anne Holton

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*Article and photo reprinted with permission – rvanews, January 27, 2016 by Susan Howson Well, it happened again. Virginia Secretary of Education, the Honorable Anne Holton, agreed to have coffee with me and fill me with education knowledge. On the heels of the Governor’s 2016 budget announcement, Holton is about to enjoy a lot of things going […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 4

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Despite the record snowfall, college presidents and their supporting business and industry delegations came to Richmond this week to visit with legislators and explain the importance of funding and legislation to support workforce credentials delivered through the Virginia Community College System.  The time and effort spent to make these contacts and advocate for our workforce […]

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Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 3

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

It’s been a busy and interesting first week in the General Assembly.  Procedural and organizational matters have dominated the first three days; committee memberships have been announced, and many bills will start to be considered in committee next week. As of this morning, 2,169 pieces of legislation have been introduced, and only 81 have begun […]

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Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 2

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

As typically happens in a “long” session of the General Assembly, committees geared up this week, but very few bills moved forward. To date, 2421 bills have been filed, and 2167 are still pending.  The deadline for bills to be filed is at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow. That means that there will be a flurry of […]

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