Emily Carder failed to recognize an awful lot approximately Japanese subculture or language. That modified drastically this summer time.

Carder, a junior at Douglas S. Freeman High School, participated in a cultural exchange software at Princeton University known as High School Diplomats. The software brings 40 students from throughout the U.S. And pairs them with Japanese counterparts.

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Carder and the opposite college students spent their days with everything from cultural discussions and language instructions to standard Japanese ceremonies and dances, and U.S. Vacation-themed celebrations.

“I left now not most effective with a deeper understanding of ways humans from internationally think and stay, however additionally the first-rate group of friends who constantly encourage me to are seeking for diplomacy and reflection in the whole lot I do,” she said.

Next year’s software runs from July 24 to Aug. Four. Applications from excessive faculty sophomores and juniors are open until Jan. 8.

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RICHMOND — The University of Richmond and the American Civil War Museum are co-hosting a lecture on Confederate records this week.

The lecture, scheduled for 7:30 p.M. Thursday in the Ukrop Auditorium on the Robins School of Business, will recognition on what historians have discovered approximately society’s expertise of the Confederacy.

It will function two outstanding Civil War historians – Edward Ayers, the UR Tucker-Boatwright Professor of Humanities, and Gary Gallagher, the John L. Nau III Professor within the History of the American Civil War on the University of Virginia.

At press time, the lecture becomes offered out, however, there may be a waiting listing.

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RICHMOND — A Virginia Commonwealth University program aimed at supporting prepare instructors for the school room has received almost $five million from the federal government to expand and to provide STEM training.

The U.S. Department of Education has presented a $four.97 million provided to amplify the Richmond Teacher Residency application, that is housed within VCU’s School of Education. Through this system, residents train in local schools underneath the mentorship of a veteran teacher while earning a graduate diploma at the university. It was given its begin in Richmond Public Schools earlier than expanding to Chesterfield County and Petersburg Public Schools.

RTR plans to extend to Henrico County Public Schools subsequent yr.

The furnish will assist provisionally licensed technology, generation, engineering, and math instructors flow towards complete licensure, and provide math and technology schooling to elementary and special schooling instructors in the area.

As part of the furnish, which lasts for three years, however, comes with the possibility of a -year extension, this system will also add some other 190 teachers into nearby school districts. The overall possible funding quantity is $9.15 million.

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RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam has announced the addition of 13 individuals to Virginia’s School Readiness Committee.

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The committee, established through former Gov. Terry McAuliffe in 2016, addresses early life education. The first assembly of the committee under the Northam administration is scheduled for Nov. Eight.

Here are the brand new members of the committee:

Suja Amir, fitness care coverage representative and Henrico discern representative;
Laurel Aparicio, director, Early Impact Virginia;
Maryam Ben-Omran, important, Washington International Academy;
Nora Bryant, early childhood unique educator; adjunct school, University of Richmond; proprietor, Little Nomad;
Lisa Specter Dunnaway, president, and CEO, Families Forward Virginia;
Shikee Franklin, director, Head Start at Hampton Roads Community Action Program; president, Virginia Head Start Association;
Kim Hulcher, executive director, Virginia Child Care Association;
Aleta Lawson, director, Virginia Head Start State Collaboration Office, Virginia Department of Social Services;
Hughes Melton, commissioner, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services;
Hunter Moore, proprietor, and delivery doula, The Mindful Birth LLC;
Cecilia Suarez, director, and owner, Creative Learning School;
Maria Williams, Bright Stars circle of relatives coordinator, Albemarle County Department of Social Services; and
Saadia Yasmin, owner, Saadia’s Juicebox and Yoga Bar.
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STAUNTON — Enrollment at Mary 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley University is on the upward thrust.

The college has 428 new first-year college students on the Staunton campus, a 222 percentage boom over final fall. MBU also stated a 39 percentage boom in the number of students residing in campus houses as compared to the last yr.

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CHESTERFIELD — The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking out applicants for a gap on its special training advisory committee.

The county has a gap for the Clover Hill District. Members of the advisory committee serve two or 3-12 months terms. Applications may be executed online earlier than the Oct. 30 deadline.

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RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Virginia has received a nearly $4 million furnish to improve mastering in schools impacted by means of the opioid epidemic.

The governor announced final week that the nation got a five-yr, $3.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to in particular help the agricultural college districts most stricken by the opioid crisis.

The Virginia Department of Education will acquire $750,000 each year of the supply, beginning this college year, to extend its assist device into 12 rural faculty districts. It may even pay for schooling in 15 other districts.

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RICHMOND — Mayor Levar Stoney has introduced appointments to a newly created Teacher Advisory Council.

The council, produced from 19 teachers, met for the first time remaining week. The instructors on the council are:

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Coretta “Cory” Adkins, G.H. Reid Elementary School;
Derrick Bates, George Mason Elementary School;
Joshua Bearman, Franklin Military Academy;
Victoria Carll, Open High School;
Brian Condit, Community High School;
Christal Corey, Boushall Middle School;
Giles Harnsberger Garrison, Albert Hill Middle School;
Marvin Gilliam, George Wythe High School;
Mary Gresham, Richmond Technical Center;
Stephanie Hooks, Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School;
Keisha King, Woodville Elementary School;
Chris Lombardi, Mary Munford Elementary School;
Luis Luna, Huguenot High School;
Catherine Marchetti, Maymont Preschool Center;
Ester Orellana, Huguenot High School;
Kerry L. Richardson, Barack Obama Elementary School;
Darrell Turner, Blackwell Preschool Center;
Elizabeth Wait, Armstrong High School; and
Mayzie Zecchini, J.L. Francis Elementary School.

RICHMOND — A University of Richmond professor has received a provide for a project on Latin American politics.

Jenny Pribble is one in all eight scholars to acquire a $20,000 provided from the University of Costa Rica for an assignment that ambitions to improve studies on Latin American social policy. Pribble has taught at UR because of 2008.

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RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam has provided extended-year and yr-round faculty presents for seventy-one colleges in 15 Virginia faculty districts.

The presents, totaling greater than $7.7 million, are intended to assist pay for the development and implementation of yr-spherical and extended-yr instructional packages.