Virginia Department of Education announces adult literacy grants

Virginia Department of Education

Organizations with experience offering adult education and literacy services are invited to attend an upcoming conference hosted by the Virginia Department of Education where they will learn about competitive grant opportunities for 2018. The grants are available through three programs under the 2014 federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Corrections Education […]

Martin Luther King Day closings

Virginia Beach City Hall (Courtesy of

In observance of Martin Luther King Day, many schools, businesses, and city services will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16. Closings have been announced for the following: Virginia Beach  Virginia Beach City Public Schools Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation facilities Virginia Beach municipal center and all administrative offices Virginia Beach Department of Motor Vehicles centers Virginia Beach […]

Virginia Beach school board elects new leadership


The Virginia Beach school board elected a new chair and vice-chair to lead the board Tuesday night. At-large board member Beverly Anderson was named chairwoman after an 8-3 vote between her and Bayside board member Carolyn Weems. “I’d like to say thank you to my colleagues that voted for me. To those that did not, please […]

Virginia Beach schools to recognize great staff through appreciation campaign

Virginia Beach City Public Schools will celebrate its third annual employee appreciation campaign this year. (Photo courtesy of VBCPS)

For the third year in a row, Virginia Beach City Public Schools is conducting its We Are VBSchools: Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign., which celebrates teachers and staff. The campaign asks for students, parents and community members to share testimonials about exceptional teachers and staff members. The campaign is fully supported by the community through partnerships and donations that go […]

The latest Southside winter storm closings

Fire hydrant in Virginia Beach

Update: Virginia Beach and Norfolk schools will be closed again Wednesday. Tuesday for Norfolk and Virginia Beach will look different from their usual operating schedule. Most city offices, recreation centers and libraries will be open at 10 a.m. Waste collection has been suspended in Virginia Beach Tuesday, according to a city news release. But waste collection will still […]

VBCPS African American male summit at Princess Anne High canceled

Princess Anne High School will host the VBCPS annual African American summit. (Justin Belichis)

Update: The African-American male summit has been canceled due to the potential for inclement weather. Virginia Beach City Public Schools is celebrating its 10th year hosting the annual African-American male summit. This leadership event is Saturday, Jan. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Princess Anne High School. Young men in grades eight through 12 […]

Virginia Beach public school calendar approved for 2017-18

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach has approved the calendar for the 2017-18 school year. (Photo courtesy of VBCPS)

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach approved Tuesday a 181-instructional day calendar for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Included in the upcoming calendar are two professional learning days for staff members in August and October, and a winter break that will last eight-and-a-half days. In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen school closures, the superintendent will […]

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