Education


Reading, PA - October 15: Reading School District Special Education teacher Leslie Esterly works with kindergarten student Levi Wilson, 6, outside in the 700 block of North 8th street in Reading Thursday afternoon October 15, 2020. The Reading School District is conducting school virtually during the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic, but some of the special education teachers are going to the homes of students to work with them one-on-one outdoors. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Special Education Students 3x As Likely To Get In-School Suspension In Fairfax County

FCPS students with disabilities were disproportionately suspended compared to their peers without disabilities.

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6,200 Virginia Students in Danger of Losing Rights and Protections Against Discrimination

Virginia schools will have to adopt the new transgender guidelines—or more comprehensive policies— after a 30-day comment period beginning on Sept. 26. 

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin gestures as he delivers remarks during opening ceremonies for the new offices of Empower AI Wednesday July 20, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Teacher Shortage: Youngkin Seeking Career Switchers, Military Veterans, And Other Professionals

The executive directive aims to address the commonwealth's teacher shortages. The directive poses a nine-step method to remove obstacles that those seeking their own classroom might face. 

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16,000+ Students, But 600+ Fewer Staff: That’s The Reality In Virginia Schools

The tardiness in approving the commonwealth’s funding framework created issues for schools, many of which across the commonwealth had already departed for summer break — and whose fiscal year loomed within single digits.

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Virginia SOL Scores Show Gains, But Still Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

Students did experience academic gains compared to the year prior, but student achievement was below pre-pandemic levels.

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Virginia History Standards On Hold

The state public schools superintendent also requested that the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a right-wing education policy think tank, review the draft standards.

Have You Heard About Virginia Schools’ ‘Sexually Explicit Material’ Guidelines?

Senate Bill 656 held multiple objectives, including that the Virginia Department of Education develop model policies, that each local school board adopt those policies, and then that parents receive notification of any instructional material including sexually explicit content.