Welcome to Virginia’s Community of Learning, an education portal for the Commonwealth of Virginia, created and supported by the Virginia Society for Technology in Education. We are currently in development but the site will eventually include an events calendar, a job board, and links to important resources of interest to Virginia’s education community.

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

  Looking for advice on integrating iPads in K-2 classrooms? This curated guide of compiled resources is created to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities. See link below: Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

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VSTE Content Archives

Capturing content to be shared later has been an important goal of the Virginia Society for Technology in Education. From webinars to newsletter to conference presentations, VSTE provides access to an impressive archive that can be used for professional development. While the materials are posted various places, this page is the best place to start your browsing: VSTE Content Archives

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News and Information

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Senate HELP Committee’s Markup of the No Child Left Behind Act

I applaud the leadership of Chairman Alexander, Senator Murray and the members of the HELP Committee on the important steps taken this week to advance a bipartisan proposal to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It is long past time to replace No Child Left Behind with a law that ensures continued progress and opportunity for America’s children. The bill now honors the widespread bipartisan call to expand access to high quality preschool. The bill also makes a critical investment in innovation and scaling what works.

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4 Must-DOs Before Repaying Your Student Loans

Congratulations, Class of 2015! Your hard work paid off. You did it! There’s a lot to think about as you begin the next chapter. Let me help you with the student loan part. Here are four things you should do now, before you make that first student loan payment: Find out what you owe Start […]

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Mrs. McAuliffe and Virginia Council on Women Announce the 4th Annual STEM Essay Contest Winners April 10, 2015 Governor …

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Obama Administration Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Rules to Implement Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The departments of Education and Labor today announced that they are seeking comment on five Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs), proposing rules that would implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The act, signed by Preside…

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U.S. Department of Education Fines Corinthian Colleges $30 million for Misrepresentation

The U.S. Department of Education took additional steps today to protect students and taxpayers and crack down on abuses within the for-profit sector by continuing its enforcement actions against Corinthian Colleges Inc. After a comprehensive review, th…

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Teacher Leadership on the Global Stage

During the last weekend in March, union leaders, state education leaders, teacher leaders, one of ED’s Principal Ambassador Fellows and I joined delegations from 15 high-performing education systems across the globe for the 5thInternational Summit on the Teaching Profession in Banff, Canada. As countries around the world share a common desire to give every child […]

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Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Returns

Cross-posted from Let’s Move! The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is back! This year, First Lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with PBS flagship station WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host the fourth-annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge to promote cooking and healthy eating among young people across the nation. […]

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VSTE Day @RPDIT, 2015

July 7-8, 2015 Gereau Center Rocky Mount, Virginia VSTE continues its partnership with the Franklin County Public Schools to support its Regional Professional Development Institute. The full Institute will be held Monday, July 6, through Thursday, July 9, 2015. VSTE will sponsor the opening session which will be held Tuesday, July 7, 8:30 AM to … Continue reading VSTE Day @RPDIT, 2015

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Googlepalooza 2015, June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015 Corron Community Development Center Lord Fairfax Community College Middetown Campus 173 Skirmisher Lane Middletown, Virginia All thing Google! For the second year, we bring you Googlepalooza, a day of Google-related workshops as well as the chance to network with others around GAFE and Chromebooks. Just $30 includes breakfast, lunch and all the … Continue reading Googlepalooza 2015, June 16, 2015

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VE PLN, April 13, 2015, 8 PM

VE PLN Tonight at 8 PM What are you reading? VSTE members read books, blogs, magazines, journals, newspapers, websites, and more, from novels to the backs of cereal boxes. Join Beth Ghostraven as we discuss what we’re reading, and how we get news about education in virtual worlds. Meet at the VSTE Island Community Center … Continue reading VE PLN, April 13, 2015, 8 PM

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