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Celebrating Brilliance

Celebrating Brilliance

During a week in which the sobering news headlines just wouldn’t quit, Virginia’s Community Colleges took time out to celebrate some bright stars in our midst. Philanthropists Cheryll and L. T. Simmons (center left) with New River Community College community First there were the 24 individual donors and groups that were recognized with the Chancellor’s Award... More »

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Celebrating Brilliance

Celebrating Brilliance

During a week in which the sobering news headlines just wouldn’t quit, Virginia’s Community Colleges took time out to celebrate some bright stars in our midst. Philanthropists Cheryll and L. T. Simmons (center left) with New River Community College community First there were the 24 individual donors and groups that were recognized with the Chancellor’s Award... More »

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Celebrating Brilliance

Celebrating Brilliance

During a week in which the sobering news headlines just wouldn’t quit, Virginia’s Community Colleges took time out to celebrate some bright stars in our midst. Philanthropists Cheryll and L. T. Simmons (center left) with New River Community College community First there were the 24 individual donors and groups that were recognized with the Chancellor’s Award... More »

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General Assembly Starts Today; Governor’s Budget Looks Favorable for Community Colleges

The “short” session of the General Assembly begins today and is scheduled to adjourn on Saturday, February 23. The Governor introduced his amendments to the biennial budget adopted in 2012 on December 17, and the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee will report out their... More »

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Veteran-friendly policies help veterans achieve academic goals

One of several blog reports from the Chancellor’s Planning Retreat 2012 co-posted on this site. Be sure to check out Rethink for complete coverage of the Planning Retreat including audio, presentations and video interviews of selected sessions.     By Steve Vehorn, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Special Correspondent... More »

General Assembly 2013 Welcome to the VaHigherEd blog site for Legislative Line 2013. Look here frequently for updates on legislation related to Virginia's Community Colleges and all legislative news.

For specific legislation of interest to Virginia's Community Colleges and the higher education community, see Legislative Tracking. We've collected a number of links below that are good legislative resources:

Legislative Resources
General Assembly 2013 General Assembly Calendar
Legislative Information System Legislation tracked by SCHEV
Senate Finance Committee House Appropriations Committee
Senate Finance Members House Appropriations Members
Contact information for GA members Committees with membership, meeting times
Commonwealth of Virginia Governor's Budget Detail at DPB

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30 Ways in 30 Days Virginia's Community Colleges Elevate Virginia

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Did you catch our "30 days in 30 ways" series?

We celebrated National Community College Month this April by launching a blog series about some of the things you might not know about Virginia's Community Colleges -- but should.

Hopefully, we revealed a little more light on some incredible opportunities that benefit all Virginians, as well as the economic vitality of the commonwealth.

Each day in April, a new blog was posted highlighting some of the cool stuff happening throughout our colleges - and beyond.

Choose the category, "30 ways in 30 days," to see all the posts on this topic.