Virginia Real Estate Living In History

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Virginia has played a central role throughout the history of the United States. With reasonable prices, you can live in the middle of it with Virginia real estate. Virginia The historical significance of Virginia is simply unmatched in the United States. Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson resided in the state as did many of […]


West Virginia Real Estate Forget Old Notions

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West Virginia is nicknamed the “mountain state” for good reason. Situated in the Appalachians, the West Virginia real estate market has peeks and valleys as well. West Virginia West Virginia is somewhat of a misunderstood state when it comes to national recognition. Occasionally shown in a negative light, the state is actually a tremendous location […]


Try White Water Rafting West Virginia Style

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Famous rivers are not the only areas for rafting and ride the big rapids. You can find many areas that have just as fast and high moving rapids when you go white water rafting West Virginia style. Yes, even Virginia has some awesome river rapids with classification I to IV. The spectacular New River Gorge […]


Virginia Bird Watching

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Virginia is among the premier bird watching spots in the mid-Atlantic region of the USA. Virginia has a wide variety of environments and is visited by many species of birds. Song birds Virginia is home to large numbers of song birds. Along the coast, marshes, wildflowers, fields and areas of brush provide ideal nesting and […]


Adventures With Virginia White Water Rafting

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Have you heard about the adventures in Virginia white water rafting? We hear about the historical points in Virginia, but very little about white water rafting. A few great places in the area are the James River and the Flathead River; both have excellent adventures for white water rafting. Looking around the area, you have […]


Rising Cases Of Staph Infection In The Us Schools

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Staph infections have forced some schools in the United States to temporarily end classes. According to officials from the one county in Southern Virginia, a total of twenty-one schools were closed down to prevent the spread of a dangerous bacterial infection that led to the death of a 17- year old high school student. The […]


Virginia Schools Signs Agreement With Sacs Casi For School Division Accreditations

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The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) was founded in 1895. It is a voluntary, nongovernmental agency with more than 13,000 accredited colleges, universities, secondary, middle and elementary schools. The Council on Accreditation and School Improvements (CASI) is a division of SACS and accredits pre-kindergarten, K-12 and vocational schools in 11 southern states, as […]


Virginia Schools Focus On Literacy Problem

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Literacy has always been a problem for school systems throughout the United States. In the past, however, the impact was minimal compared to today’s workplace, which requires an ever-higher level of literacy to achieve success. Good reading skills are the foundation for students in any subject. You cannot learn mathematics or science without being able […]


George Washington The Best President

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George Washington was the first president of the United States and considered one of the best. George Washington is a much-admired person in many respects. As the first president of the United States, he set the course upon which the current three-branch system of federal government is based. George Washington is perhaps the one person […]


Virginia Schools Hail Successes And Fund Challenges

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Virginia Schools recently received national acclaim for some of its successful schools. Newsweek released its list of the top 5% of schools in the nation, and 87 Virginia Schools made the cut. Eleven Virginia Schools made the top 100, and an additional two were included in the list of the “public elites.” Those two were […]


Virginia Schools Introduce Kids To Award Winning Author

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Middle school students attending two Virginia Schools have had the opportunity to meet an award-winning author. Sharon Flake has written a work of fiction about a 13-year-old African American girl who struggles to fit in with her peers. The book, Skin I’m In, has universal appeal to students as well as adults. Kids like those […]


Home Schooling On The Rise In Virginia Schools

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Over the years, the Virginia schools (like many school systems across the nation) have been losing their public school students to home schooling. Henry County, for example, has seen an increase in home-schooled students from eight to 99 over the past 11 years. In April 1999, the nation watched in horror the news reports on […]


Virginia Schools Offer Summer Programs

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An article about the various summer programs available to students in Virginia Public Schools was written recently. The school system is to be commended for recognizing the needs of its students and implementing programs that will best serve their needs. But how does a summer program truly meet the needs of the students? Well, the […]


New Testing Requirements For Children With Disabilities A Plus For Virginia Schools

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Previously, the Virginia schools were required to test, under the No Child Left Behind Act, many of its children with disabilities in reading, math and science, regardless of their ability to do so. Unless they were severely disabled, the children had to take state-required tests for their grade level


A Guide To Virginia Beach Hotels

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If you’re traveling to Virginia Beach, consider yourself lucky. People who’ve never been there have no idea what they’re missing, and you’re about to experience it. Long expanses of white sand stretch as far as you can see from dozens of beautiful, waterfront hotels. The breathtaking ocean views will make you lose track of time, […]


Put The I In America S 400th Anniversary

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It was nearly four centuries ago that three small ships, battling the roaring waves and turbulence of the Atlantic Ocean, carried 104 intrepid adventurers from Blackwall, England, to the shores of Virginia and what the Europeans called the “New World.” Here, on the banks of the James River, they established Jamestown as the first permanent […]


Sea Scallops

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Sea Scallops Sea scallops are popular seafood items. Prized by cooks and diners, they are considered by many to be the most appealing of the shellfish. The premium products among scallops are the largest specimens, which have a delicate flavor and tender texture. Scallops are at their peak flavor when fresh, but may also be […]


How To Get Low Cost Health Insurance In The Commonwealth Of Virginia

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Did you know your credit score could be affecting your chances of obtaining low cost health insurance in the Commonwealth of Virginia? It’s true. Many health insurance companies look at a potential policyholder’s credit score when determining how much that person will pay for a health insurance plan. Be careful not to confuse your credit […]


How To Get Affordable Health Insurance In Virginia

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In order to obtain affordable health insurance in Virginia, you must become a smart, conscientious consumer. Take these tips into consideration before you commit yourself to any health insurance program in Virginia. Avoid scams. Insurance fraud can go both ways; not all health insurance companies or agents have your best interest in mind. Many health […]