The $6 million facility includes several welding stations, a robotic welding room and a virtual welding room, among other offerings.
Mary Pope Hutson, who has been interim president, was involved in the movement that helped keep the school open eight years ago. She’s also the first alumna to lead the school.
Some tech leaders are acknowledging the “techtopia” we dreamed of in the 2000s hasn’t come to fruition. The humanities are a “path to a healthier civic life,” a Virginia Tech professor believes.
Martha Hooker claims she was terminated from a part-time position in the school division in retaliation for a vote she made on the board of supervisors to change how school funding is allocated.
Roanoke County’s school board retained its conservative majority in last week’s election. Fifteen-year-old Keely Meadows wants to keep LGBTQ+ rights in the spotlight.
Eleven teams of elementary and middle school students from Martinsville will participate in a regional Lego robotics competition on Saturday. Last year, three teams from the city went on to the state contest.
Conservative school board candidates succeed in Roanoke, Pulaski, Bedford counties but appeared to be shut out of close contests in Montgomery County.
After arrests at a July school board meeting, the U.S. Department of Justice offered to mediate discussions about new transgender student policies in Roanoke. The school system rejected the offer, but continued to add more police to meetings.
The reduction will be available for new and returning students in an ongoing effort to attract a shrinking pool of potential applicants.
The state military college announced in August it would handle an investigation of its relationship with The Cadet internally, after the nonprofit that operates the independent publication called for an external review of the fraught relationship between VMI and the newspaper.