Gov. Youngkin vows to sign largest education budget

An email from Governor Glenn Youngkin reminded us that this is school choice week in Virginia.

The governor’s proclamation highlights the importance of school choice for students and parents in Virginia.

The governor states in the email that he will stand up for students and parents and sign the largest education budget in Virginia history.

The budget includes $150 million to kick start 20 new charter schools in the Commonwealth.

The governor states he will offer students and parents choice and innovation in K-12 public education.

The governor hopes to raise standards and pay for teachers with the budget as well.

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LFCC honors staff faculty and retirees

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Each year Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) honors distinguished staff and faculty members.

Fauquier Campus provost Chris Coutts was given the Distinguished Administrator Award.

Professor Bill Lewis received the Distinguished Full-Time Faculty Award.

Marie Beeler was the recipient of the Distinguished Classified Staff Award.

Patricia Fox was named the Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Member.

Chelsea Conrad received the Distinguished Part-Time Staff Award.

Four retirees were also honored at this year’s virtual ceremony.

They include Bill Lewis, Eunice Myers, Marie Beeler and Annie Cato.

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SU names a new Provost

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Cameron J. McCoy, PH.D, has been named Shenandoah University’s (SU) new provost.

McCoy comes to SU from Lehigh University of Pennsylvania where he served as vice president and vice provost for strategic initiatives.

McCoy will begin July 15 as he takes over for retiring Adrienne Bloss.

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