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Hylton High School Teacher Awarded Full Scholarship to Walden University

Ruth Tenney Walden University scholarship

Provided by Prince William County Public Schools Ruth Tenney, special education teacher at Hylton High School, has been awarded a full scholarship to Walden University’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program. Tenney, a 15-year veteran teacher at Hylton, was chosen based on her academic merit, response to essay questions, and her personal statement. A representative from Walden University presented Tenney with …

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Workshops Answer Questions about Special Education

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) The PWCS Parent Resource Center is hosting a series of evening workshops for parents, educators, and community members on the special education process. Those interested may attend one, two, or all three sessions. Sessions of this series will take place from 7:00–9:00 p. m. at the Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas.   Thursday, May 17, “Understanding …

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Life after High School Looming? Fair Helps Students with Disabilities

PWCS important date

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Finishing high school can be an exciting time, but it can also bring anxiety about what’s next and how to plan for the future. To assist students with disabilities and their families in planning for life after school, the Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park Transition Council will host its Annual Transition Fair. This free event will be held …

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Freedom High School Celebrates Bistro & Bakery: A Recipe for Success

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Students with “exceptionalities,” multiple talents and skills, are thriving from their experience in Freedom High School’s Bistro & Bakery, a mini-restaurant within the school that is a vocational training component of the special education program. Managed and staffed by the students, the Bistro serves four lunches a day to teachers three days a …

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25 Years After ADA: How Does Prince William Stack Up?

By Emma Young Dr. Mary Lopez knows the challenges of living with a disability. Prior to being diagnosed in the 1970s with multiple sclerosis, she went to her physician when one entire leg went numb. Shockingly, the doctor dismissed this alarming symptom, saying, “What you need is a good man to come home to and give you a massage.” She’s been fighting for the rights …

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