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Aug. 2, 2006

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Andy Mink  
U.Va.’s Center for Digital History Partners in $1M Grant to Enhance Teaching of American History

THE EVOLUTION AND GROWTH of democracy in America is deeply rooted in Virginia. Through a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Teaching American History Grant Program, teachers in five Central Virginia public school systems — partnered with University of Virginia cohorts including the Virginia Center for Digital History — will have an opportunity to explore ways to teach this history. The three-year program, “The Virginia Experiment: Growing Seeds of Democracy in Four Hundred Years of American History,” will foster a deeper understanding of the evolution of traditional democratic ideals, according to Andy Mink (left), director of outreach and K-12 education at VCDH. Full story.

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More Data Needed on Federal Agencies, Says U.Va. Law Professor

Each year federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency or the Food and Drug Administration make thousands of decisions that affect Americans. But little comprehensive data is collected about their practices. University of Virginia law professor Elizabeth Magill testified before the House Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law July 25 on the need for more empirical analysis of administrative agencies’ actions. Full story.

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School Enrollment Growth to Cost Virginia Millions

The number of K-12 students in Virginia public schools is projected to rise by nearly 30,000 over the next five years, according to a study by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. The additional number of students would add at least $275 million to educational costs, assuming the cost per student remained the same as the current level of $9,202, according to Michael Spar, a Weldon Cooper Center researcher who conducted the study. Full story (including audio).

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C-Ville Weekly Clarification — 6/27/2006
Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to the Editor — 5/24/2006
U.Va. Unveils Schematic Design for South Lawn Project
U.Va. Leads Public Universities with Highest African-American Graduation Rate for 12th Straight Year
Web Calendar   The Garden in the Library
On exhibit daily through Aug. 31, First Floor Gallery (downstairs), Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library • Information: 924-6040.

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Car Crashes Are More Deadly for Seniors; Traffic Fatalities Expected to Rise as Baby Boomers Age

Students Develop Software Solutions For Medical Problems

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