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Area resident awarded Pamplin Leadership Award at Va. Tech

The Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech awarded Brian S. Odenwald of Chesterfield, Va. the Pamplin Leadership Award offered through University Honors for the 2013-14 academic year.

Area residents honored at Va. Tech commencement

The following Virginia Tech students were among those honored at the university’s spring graduate commencement ceremony held May 17, 2013, in Cassell Coliseum.

Back-to-School: Chesterfield faith and community groups partner with schools to feed students

As parents head out the door to start buying the endless amount of supplies necessary for their little darlings to start the school year, the air is charged with the excitement of the impending school year.

Back-to-School: Are vision problems harder to detect in children?

Routine comprehensive eye exams are an important part of preventative eye health. Oftentimes, patients feel that if they are seeing well enough, then having their eyes regularly checked is not necessary. This is not always true.

Back-to-School: CCPS Edmodo opens new doors for teachers, students and parents

One way to stay in touch with your child’s teacher, their assignments and communicate with their teacher would be through Edmodo - introduced during the 2012-2013 school year; a computer program designed to make digital curriculum easily accessible to students and teachers.

Back-to-School: Teachers make recommendations for parents

Age of Learning, Inc. released today the results of a nationwide kindergarten preparedness survey to coincide with the opening of this year’s National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

Back-to-School: Meadowbrook’s Success Program jumpstarts productive years from students

As the start of school approaches for the 2013-2014 academic year, getting a good start is essential for any student. Many schools have what is a called a “Success” program, which typically identifies potentially at-risk youth and provides them with an opportunity to get off to a good start, along with learning valuable lessons through helping their community.

Back-to-School: How college-bound students should approach the letter of recommendation process

While your teen’s academic record is the most important component of his or her college application, there are a few things that can certainly help set him or her apart, including compelling recommendation letters.