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  • Congresswoman Plaskett to Host Seminars on Military Service Academies
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Veterans Affairs

    ST. CROIX– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett invites the public to a Military Service Academy Seminar in each island district. St. Thomas Friday, November 9, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm UVI ACC, 1st Floor Conference Room St. Croix Saturday, November 10, 2018 2:00 - 4:00 pm UVI Great Hall Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett's Service Academy Seminars are aimed at providing information on the application and nomination process to students interested in attending a military service academy. The semina... Read more

  • Plaskett Statement on National Farmer's Day
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Education, Economic Development

    ST. CROIX– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement commemorating National Farmer's Day: "We cannot overstate the importance of our farmers and local producers to our Virgin Islands economy and the health and well being of its residents. As we continue to grow our agricultural product and establish our sustainability, let us take this National Farmer's Day to not only thank our farmers and local producers but also to reaffirm our commitment to helping them to... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett and Congressional Democrats Host Forum on State of Public Education and Recovery Efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Education

    Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett and Congressional Democrats Host Forum on State of Public Education and Recovery Efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) and other congressional Democrats will host a Press Conference to discuss a Forum she will be hosting to examine whether recovery efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands are meeting the needs of local students, parents, and educators. The U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Education reported a drop of nearly 4,000... Read more

  • Congresswoman Plaskett Statement on Reopening of Public Schools in USVI
    Posted in Press Releases on September 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    ST. CROIX- I want to wish all of our students returning to school a safe and successful school year. While today represents a significant step forward for our students in the Virgin Islands most impacted by last year's hurricanes, it also serves as a reminder that there is much work yet in restoring an environment wholly conducive to the needs of our students. It is incumbent on all of us to put our shoulders in to push our children forward, whether that’s supporting access to infrastructure, ma... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett sends letter encouraging formal process for self-determination of Virgin Islands of United States
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Insular Areas, Education

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement concerning her letter to the Virgin Islands Legislature and the Board of Elections encouraging the formal process for self-determination of the Virgin Islands: “I have sent a letter to Senator Myron Jackson of the Virgin Islands Legislature and Arturo Watlington and Barbara McIntosh of the Board of Elections regarding my full sup... Read more

  • 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

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