Education


Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., speaks during a House Committee on the Budget hearing on the Presidents fiscal year 2023 budget, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Washington. (Rod Lamkey/Pool Photo via AP)
Rep. Bob Good Wants Cameras In Classrooms

GOP Rep. Bob Good suggested that there should be cameras in public school classrooms for "accountability" purposes, even though critical race theory isn't taught in Virginia schools.

Students Return To Class, But Will Teachers?

A 2021-22 survey by the American Federation of Teachers reported the lowest job satisfaction ratings for paraprofessionals and school-related personnel ever recorded.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin gestures as he speaks to Chari Baker, who confronted him at a restaurant, Wednesday June 22, 2022, in Woodbridge, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Youngkin Majority on Board of Education: Governor Names New Appointees

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has appointed five people to sit on Virginia's Board of Education, where if approved, they will have power to shape what the state's education policies could look like.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, center, signs executive orders in the Governors conference room as Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears, left, Suzanne Youngkin, second from left, Attorney General Jason Miyares, second from right, and Secretary of the Commonwealth, Kay Cole James, right, look on at the Capitol, Jan. 15, 2022, in Richmond, Va. Virginia's Department of Education is conducting a review designed to root out critical race theory in schools. The review is the first thing Gov. Youngkin ordered after his inauguration and is expected to conclude later this month. Education officials have been reluctant to discuss what they've found thus far. While critics of the governor say critical race theory is a nonissue, others say there is ample evidence that the concepts have been embraced by administrators. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
“It’s A Mixed Bag”: Analyst Weighs In On Virginia Education Budget

It's been a week since Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed Virginia's budget into law, so what does that mean, exactly? A lot, especially on the education front.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks during news conference announcing the Department of Education report on education Thursday May 19, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia Education Report: “Where We’re Starting Is Not Where We Thought We Were”

The report sought to demonstrate specific steps to raise standards in order to close the achievement gap in K-12 education, as well as ensure that every Virginia student demonstrated college-readiness upon graduation.

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Virginia Teacher Pay Hasn’t Topped National Average In Over 50 Years

Virginia teachers made more than $6,000 less than the national average in the 2019-20 school year.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin works in the old Governor's office at the Capitol Wednesday March 2, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Republican Governor Criticizes Republican-led Budget for Early Childhood Education

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has stated he wants a "bigger investment" when it comes to getting Virginia's kids kindergarten-ready.