Education

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $700,000 GRANT FOR HEAD START PROGRAM IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $700,000 GRANT FOR HEAD START PROGRAM IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding a $700,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Head Start in the U.S. Virgin ... Read more »

Congresswoman Plaskett to Host Seminars on Military Service Academies

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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 applicati... Read more »

Plaskett Statement on National Farmer's Day

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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 n... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett and Congressional Democrats Host Forum on State of Public Education and Recovery Efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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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... Read more »

Congresswoman Plaskett Statement on Reopening of Public Schools in USVI

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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 o... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett sends letter encouraging formal process for self-determination of Virgin Islands of United States

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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 Le... Read more »

Congresswoman Plaskett announces $2 million grant to V.I. Department of Education

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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, whi... Read more »

GOP Voucher Bill Worries Francis, Plaskett

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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, ... Read more »

Plaskett wishes VI students a safe and successful school year

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“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,... Read more »