Prince William Fire & Rescue graduating recruit class of 23-1

Prince William Fire & Rescue Announces Recruit Graduation Class 2023-1

  On Wednesday, September 13 th , at 10:00 a.m., the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue will hold its graduation ceremony for Recruit Class 2023-1 at the Grace Life …
Students in Mr. Dan Krotzer's Invention & Innovation class at Metz Middle School in Manassas City show off a model airplane they made through the Build It Better Program that simulates real day-to-day working conditions for inventors and engineers.

MCPS Integrates Innovative STEAM Program that Simulates Real-life Workday Environment

Mr. Krotzer's Invention & Innovation class at Metz Middle School simulates a 9-5 workday environment for its student innovators.
While many students bike to school daily, on Oct. 4, bus and car riders, who lived in the neighborhood, also rode their bikes to school.

Local Students Walk & Roll on Walk to School Day

  Firefighters of the Prince William County Fire and Rescue System will join students, from selective schools around the county, to celebrate International Walk to School Day.

Halloween Safety Measures for Haunted Houses & Carnivals

Lit candles on the ground near dry leaves create a fire hazard.

Halloween season is a fun time of the year, yet it is a time when life-safety issues surrounding the public become a concern.


Changes in the Labor Market: What to Expect in the Next Quarters of the Year?

Individuals work at computers in a modern office environment.
We have teamed up with experts from job aggregator Jooble to outline the trends, challenges, and opportunities in the labor market in 2023.
PWEA members advocate for fair contracts for teachers via collective bargaining.

PWEA Teacher Claims PWCS Seeks to Curtail Association's Bargaining Power

The Prince William Education Association is working to firmly establish its role in the contract negotiation process, but its leadership alleges Prince William County Schools does not want to concede power to employees beyond what is mandated by the state.

I-66 EMP and SPARK Mark Continued Partnership With Check Presentation

Manassas, Va.  – Symbolizing its steady commitment to supporting education in Prince William County, today I-66 Express Mobility Partners (I-66 EMP), builder and operator of the 66 Express …

How to Make a Difference This Halloween

(Family Features) This year, you can make Halloween more than just a festive holiday by making a difference for children worldwide through purchasing gifts such as education supplies, soccer balls, immunization supplies and more.

PWEA Contract Negotiations Bring Teachers New Hope

PWEA members meet to discuss the upcoming school year.

The beginning of the year brings a mix of giddy anxiety, but with unfilled positions, PWCS teachers wonder what they will be up against.

Halloween Story Time and Costume Parade

All Ages/Family. Get you Halloween costume on early and celebrate the spooky season at Central with a story time! Costumes encouraged! For more information about this program visit:

Halloween Dance Party and Trick-or-Treat

All Ages. Put on your costume and join us for some Halloween fun! We’ll read a spooky story or two, dance to some festive tunes, and finish up with a trick or treat through the library. For more information about this program visit: …

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Book explores how colleges seek to increase racial diversity without relying on race in college admissions

Will commitments to diversity be enough? fstop123 When the Supreme Court outlawed the use of race in college admissions in June 2023, it forced colleges and universities to rethink how to maintain …

Philadelphia reduces school-based arrests by 91% since 2013 – researchers explain the effects of keeping kids out of the legal system

A change in policy means more Philly students are staying in school and out of the legal system. AP Photo/Matt Rourke Across the United States, arrest rates for young people under age 18 have been …

Online 'likes' for toxic social media posts prompt more − and more hateful − messages

Posting a hateful message online can have a lot to do with how like-minded bigots will respond. Thitima Uthaiburom/iStock via Getty Images Plus The rampant increase of hate messages on social media …

Do you know how to reduce holiday stress? One university focuses on giving back

(BPT) - If you feel stressed around the holiday season, you are far from alone. Between busier schedules, long to-do lists and high expectations, what should be a joyful time of year can instead …

Is your employer the secret to living longer and healthier?

(BPT) - It’s that time of year when many Americans review their health care benefits to see if they have the coverage they need during open enrollment. If you don’t enjoy this annual …

Bill DePugh with winning teachers (L-R) Kelly Nichols, Emily Steveson and Audrey Baldwin.

Bristow Beat, Bill DePugh Announce Teachers of the Year 2022

Bill DePugh of Century 21 and New Millennium and Stacy Shaw of Bristow Beat announce the winners of their 2022 Teacher of the Year Contest.
Prince William County Schools' 2022 Principal of the Year Rhonda Jeck of Bristow Run Elementary School and Teacher of the Year Todd Robbins from Osbourn Park High School.

Prince William County Schools Announces Its 2022 'Outstanding Educators' 2022

PWCS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021-22 Outstanding Educators Awards.
Prince William County Schools 2022 National Merit Scholarship Winners.

Seven Prince William County Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

Congratulations to the PWC students who won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships, funded by NMSC.
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How hospital employment has changed in 20 major metros
Medical Technology Schools used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to see how employment at hospitals has changed among 20 major U.S. metros.
5 effective studying methods for every kind of student
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What every state received to support education for youth experiencing homelessness
Using Department of Education data, HeyTutor investigated U.S. federal funding allocations to support education for youth experiencing homelessness.
Not all teachers want to be principals, but what comes next otherwise?
Teachers who don't want to be administrators have limited opportunities for career advancement. explored what this means.

Forging a Path: Women Welders

Six of the 94 female welding students at Texas State Technical College who are about to enter the primarily male-dominated industry of welding. (Photo courtesy of TSTC.)

(NAPSI)—“It is not for the faint of heart,” Erica Bridges said.   Bridges is a Welding Technology student at Texas State Technical College (TSTC). She was referring to her field of study …

New film follows journey of public defender and client with disabilities

(BPT) - The new short film Forgiving Johnny, directed by Oscar-winning director Ben Proudfoot and produced by the digital consultancy Publicis Sapient, follows Los Angeles County public defender Noah …

Interactive Training Technology Prepares Students to Confidently Enter Skilled Trades Careers

Interactive Training Technology Prepares Students to Confidently Enter Skilled Trades Careers

(NewsUSA) - How a Pennsylvania Trade School Achieved a 100% graduation and pass rate on the NOCTI state examAs the U.S. workforce struggles to fill a massive labor gap in the skilled trades …