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Three big budget issues still unsettled in Virginia

Virginia's lawmakers are heading toward the end of their 45-day legislative session with big decisions to make on the three big items that directly affect people's lives: transportation, education and health care

Tags: Virginia Senate , Virginia House of Delegates , Bob McDonnell , budget , Transportation , health care , Mark Rozell

Sunday - 02/20/2011, 02:13pm EST

Marshall is wary of boosting college funding

Delegate Bob Marshall may agree with Gov. Bob McDonnell, a fellow Republican, on a lot of issues. But the veteran lawmaker from western Prince William has raised questions about McDonnell's call to pour more money into higher education.

Tags: Bob Marshall , Bob McDonnell ,

Monday - 01/17/2011, 06:00am EST

Smithsonian ARTLAB+ promotes digital art education

Ryan Hill, the director of digital learning programs at Hirshhorn Museum, discussed the ARTLAB+ program that combines arts education with technology.

Tags: Hirshhorn Museum , Smithsonian , ARTLAB+ , technology , Ryan Hill , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 12/10/2010, 02:30pm EST
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G.W. University offers gender-neutral housing

"It's not intended for romantic couples, and that's something the students actually spoke to us pretty loudly and vigorously about," says George Washington's Dean of Students Peter Konwerski.

Tags: George Washington University , G.W. , gender-neutral dorms , Peter Konwerski , Dick Uliano , Colleen Kelleher ,

Friday - 12/03/2010, 10:42am EST

Transforming Education through technology

Education's plan addresses technology trends that could transform education, such as mobility and accessibility, the rise of digital content, and the rise of online social networks for information, collaboration and learning. We learn more from Education's Karen Cator.

Tags: Federal Drive , EDU , technology , Karen Cator , management , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 10:31am EST
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More agencies move toward the cloud

The Library of Congress and the Department of Education are just two of the agencies that have moved their process management to the cloud. Samir Gulati, vice president of marketing and a senior executive at Appian, tells the DorobekINSIDER why he thinks more are likely to move in this direction.

Tags: cloud computing , technology , Appian , Samir Gulati , business process management , LOC , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 05:03pm EDT
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Athletic fees top $1K at 9 Virginia universities

Three other Virginia colleges and universities charge more than $500 in sports fees. Seven colleges in Maryland have fees that top $500.

Tags: Universities , colleges , sports fees , College Parents of America

Monday - 10/25/2010, 11:05am EDT

Rhee offered job as N.J. education commissioner

Former D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee is seriously considering the offer, a Newark news site reports.

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Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 11:01am EDT

Hispanic education initiative expands interagency collaboration

President Obama signs an Executive Order updating a 20-year-old order trying to improve educational opportunities for Latinos. The mandate requires multiple agencies to present their offerings to the Hispanic community more coherently.

Tags: management , Juan Sepúlveda , White House , interagency collaboration , executive order , Hispanic education initiative , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 07:18am EDT
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How does your system compare to neighboring ones?

Washington Area Boards of Education Guide lets you compare the area's largest school systems, except Montgomery County.

Tags: Washington Area Boards of Education Guide , WABE , Kate Ryan

Friday - 10/08/2010, 08:28am EDT
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