Education


People are registered for COVID-19 testing in a walk up line outside of Annandale High School (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
No Standardized Tests Mean Virginia Schools Won’t Get Accredited Though 2022

Department of Education says there won't be enough data without SOL results.

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Virginia College Fall 2020: Your Guide to Reopening Amid Coronavirus

UPDATE (June 11): Gov. Ralph Northam announced that colleges will reopen in the fall with comprehensive public health plans in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The guidelines differ from the ones put in place for K-12 schools, which are focused on three phases for reopening.  The college reopening guidelines require schools to monitor...

Virginia Has the 4th Best School System in the Country, Even With Nationally Low Teacher Pay

Virginia was the highest Southern state ranked in the study.

Fairfax County Public Schools in Merrifield, Va. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat, File)
‘Remember The Titans’ High School Is Still Named After a Segregationist

Alexandria's only public high school is named after T.C. Williams, who tried to stop the school system from integrating

A little girl is tested for COVID-19 at Annandale High School, in Annandale, Va. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Virginia Teachers Push for Remote Learning in the Fall

Petitions are cropping up from teachers in school systems throughout the state As school systems try to figure out how to start the upcoming school year, several Virginia educators from across the commonwealth have formed petitions urging school officials to take students, teachers and staff’s physical safety and budget cuts into greater account in their...

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Virginia Public Schools Will Be Opening This Fall. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Virginia schools will be back in sessions this fall, but not before many task forces in cities and towns throughout the state figure out exactly how to do that safely.  Gov. Ralph Northam and his administration issued guidance in June for reopening K-12 schools in three phases. Schools will be required to come up with...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam listens as he prepares to speak to a group of volunteers to distribute supplies at health equity community event Tuesday May 12, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Northam: Schools in Virginia Will Reopen This Fall

Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Virginia schools will reopen in the fall, but the school day will feel different due to modifications for social distancing. “The school experience will look very different,” Northam said. “Phases will allow in-person instruction, but slowly. We’ll start with small groups [of students] which will give schools the flexibility they...