NORFOLK School wasn't Spencer Buckle's "thing," so he didn't stick it out to graduation at Norfolk Collegiate. The 20-year-old, though, found a solid footing for the future. Since 2011, he has served as an apprentice with Norfolk Plumbing Inc., working 40 hours a week and going to school two nights a week to learn the ins and outs of the trade.
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VIRGINIA BEACH Word could come as soon as June 4 on whether Superintendent James Merrill will take the reins of a North Carolina public school system.
WASHINGTON Passion for geography runs deep in Sathwik Karnik's family. When he was about 6, his mother began challenging Sathwik and his older brother, Karthik, to her own version of hide-and-seek — using an atlas. The boys would comb through the book, trying to be the first to find a city or landmark.
Delays in processing applications are creating financial hardships for veterans seeking higher-education benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, according to a new government report.
CHESAPEAKE The city's public schools are being asked to do more with less, and it's taking a toll, Superintendent James Roberts said Wednesday. Roberts told a breakfast gathering of business, city and education leaders that his school division remains high-performing. But state funding cuts and a growing number of government mandates could jeopardize that success.
VirginiaBeachBeacon.com hosted a live web chat about a new grading system with Jeanne Crocker, lead director of elementary education in Virginia Beach, pictured near right. The chat was moderated by Virginian-Pilot education reporter Elisabeth Hulette, pictured far right.
MANTEO, N.C. Sgt. Greg Padilla of the Dare County Sheriff's Office plays soccer and kickball with Manteo Elementary School students while armed with a pistol, pepper spray and handcuffs.
VIRGINIA BEACH Schools Superintendent James Merrill is strongly in the running to become head of North Carolina's second-largest school system. He's one of three finalists for superintendent of Wake County, a district where he once was an associate superintendent.
NEWPORT NEWS The Christopher Newport University Police Department’s Emergency phone line is back in service. The line was out of service briefly this morning for maintenance, according to an alert sent to the campus community. Anyone who needs assistance from campus police can call 757-594-7777.
CHARLOTTESVILLE William H. Goodwin Jr. will become vice rector of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors in July. The university says in a news release that board members elected Goodwin on Monday to replace George K. Martin. Martin will become rector when Helen Dragas' term ends on June 30. Goodwin's two-year term as vice rector begins July 1. He will become rector in 2015.