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  • Congresswoman Plaskett announces $2 million grant to V.I. Department of Education
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Education

    ST. CROIX - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement announcing a $2 million grant to the Virgin Islands Department of Education: “I am pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded the territory a $2 million SERV grant to assist our local Department of Education in restoring the learning environment following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This funding, which is larger than the SERV funding typically awarded to the U.S. Virgin Islands, is welcomed news fo... Read more

  • College Board Reverses Decision to Cancel June SAT Testing in the Virgin Islands
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Students in the U.S. Virgin Islands may now take the SAT in June, following Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett’s outreach to the College Board regarding a prior decision to cancel the examination in the territory. Read more

  • GOP Voucher Bill Worries Francis, Plaskett
    Posted in In the News on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    St. Croix Source GOP Voucher Bill Worries Francis, Plaskett March 06, 2017 by Source staff Even as multiple recent studies show school voucher programs producing worse student performance than public schools, GOP voucher legislation is moving forward in Congress. And that worries some V.I. senators and Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett. Sen. Novelle Francis, (D-STX) recently wrote to Plaskett, saying he is concerned the voucher plan will drain money from the public schools and from the school... Read more

  • Plaskett wishes VI students a safe and successful school year
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    “This week marks the beginning of another school year for our students in the Virgin Islands. I’d like to offer my best wishes to all of the returning students, their parents and the faculty and staff of all our schools in the territory. As a lifelong learner, I urge each and every student returning to school to take on new challenges and to make the most of their learning experience. As a parent, I urge the parents and guardians of our school children to continue to be engaged and involved in t... Read more

  • St. Croix Student Accepted to U.S. Naval Academy
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    St. Croix student Kobe A. Sutton will be the latest in a distinguished group of Virgin Island students attending U.S. Service Academies after receiving news of his acceptance to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Sutton said he is elated by the news of his acceptance and credited his parents for inspiring and motivating him to pursue the endeavor. "I am humbled by being accepted to the academy. It is not every day that someone has this experience. I have always had an interest in military ... Read more

  • Plaskett thanks Virgin Island teachers for their continued commitment to their students, community
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    In Commemoration of National Teacher Day, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement: “This National Teachers Day I want to thank all teachers across the country, especially the teachers in the U.S. Virgin Islands for their continued efforts in preparing our young people for a next generation economy. Often we take for granted the importance of the work teachers do everyday in—and sometimes out of the classroom. In my view teaching is one of the most noble and important profess... Read more

  • Julian Bishop wins Virgin Islands District Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Good Hope Country Day freshman Julian Bishop took first place in the Virgin Islands District 2015 Congressional Art Competition April 17 at the Whim Museum in Frederiksted, St. Croix. Bishop, along with 22 students from schools throughout the territory competed in this year’s art competition. Bishop’s winning-art, a portrait of St. Croix native Oceana James, will represent the territory in the national competition and will be showcased in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year. “I... Read more

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