The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce hosted the newly-elected Newport News Mayor Phillip Jones in a luncheon on Tuesday. The first-time mayor began his presentation by addressing the shooting at Richneck Elementary on Jan. 6. He recognized school board members that were present. Jones said that Newport News plays an important role in the region. He plans to grow … [Read more...] about Newport News Mayor Jones Addresses Chamber
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The school division’s on-time graduation rate increased from 94.5 percent in 2021 and has increased significantly from to nearly 73 percent in 2008. During the same period, the dropout rate decreased from 12 percent to less than 1 percent in 2022 according to data posted by the Virginia Department of Education. The Class of 2022 faced the unexpected closure of schools … [Read more...] about ￼Newport News Public Schools’ graduation rate increased to more than 95 percent with the Class of 2022.
The City of Newport News is tackling gun violence, with $1.78 million for 19 local organizations that offer programs, initiatives, and strategies to stop gun violence. Programs will begin immediately and run through June 30, 2023. “We are investing in strategies that interrupt the cycle of violence amongst individuals at the highest risk for perpetrating or … [Read more...] about Newport News Supports Ending Gun Violence
Lauren Francis, a senior at Woodside High School, earned the Newport News Education Foundation’s the Wayne D. Lett Scholarship. Lauren was notified during school;. Francis is a member of the Student Council Association, marching band, and Student Athletic Leadership Team. She volunteered with an organization that builds beds for children in the community. She said that her … [Read more...] about Lett Lauren Teach
The National School Boards Association selected Newport News Public Schools' TEaMS program as a 2022 Silver Magna Award winner. The Magna Awards recognize school divisions for efforts that support underserved students. Newport News Public Schools established Tiered Emotional and Mental Health Supports (TEaMS) in 2019. The program offers a continuum of social and emotional … [Read more...] about NNPS Social Emotional Support Program Earns National Award