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For Immediate Release
February 27, 2004
Contact: Charles Pyle
Director of Communications
(804) 371-2420
Julie Grimes
Public Information Specialist
(804) 225-2775

Department of Education Provides
TV News Feed on Project Graduation Expansion

The Virginia Department of Education will provide a video news release (VNR) this afternoon on today’s announcement by Governor Mark R. Warner of a significant expansion of Project Graduation.

The VNR will include cover video of the news conference this morning at Petersburg High School and sound bites from Governor Warner, Superintendent of Public Instruction Jo Lynne DeMary, and students who passed Standards of Learning (SOL) reading tests after participating in a pilot of the new Project Graduation Online Tutorial. The VNR will include footage of the featured students demonstrating the online tutorial.

Governor Warner launched Project Graduation last year to assist seniors in meeting graduation requirements that become effective with the class of 2004.

The video news release will be available between 4-4:15 p.m., on Galaxy 13, Channel 23 (C-Band), audio frequencies 6.2 and 6.8. The VNR will be fed at least twice during the window. Stations with technical questions during the feed should call the control room of WCVE at (804) 560-8155.