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Richmond Public Schools Gave Teachers the Power to Negotiate. Here’s Why That Matters for the Rest of Virginia.

Richmond Public Schools became the first district in Virginia to adopt a collective bargaining resolution for teachers.

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Winter Break Activities: Ways to Promote Learning at Home

Learning doesn't have to stop when your kids aren't in school! Here are some fun activities to do with your kids over their winter break.

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From Tinkering to Teaching: Virginia Educator Wins National Cybersecurity Award

Kristina Rice, a teacher at Spotsylvania High School, has been recognized by the US Department of Education with a prestigious cybersecurity award.

In Alexandria, Gov. Ralph Northam continued his efforts to increase teacher pay by proposing a 10% raise in his upcoming two-year state budget plan.
Gov. Northam Proposes 10% Raise for Teachers

During a stop on his "Thank You, Virginia" tour, Gov. Ralph Northam proposed a ten percent increase in teacher salaries in the commonwealth.

Contributed photo - Rita Browning teaches math class at Laurel Park Middle School.
Over 1,000 COVID Outbreaks in Virginia Schools: How One Division Handles the Pandemic

There have been over 1,000 COVID-19 outbreaks in Virginia's schools since March 2020. Here's how one division handled the pandemic.

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Virginia’s Report Card on School Performance During COVID

Last year was hard on schools. The Virginia Board of Education's report breaks down the new challenges schools faced, and familiar issues the pandemic made worse.

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Virginia Teachers Finally Got a Raise. Whether That Happens Again Depends on Who Wins in November.

Teachers in the state remain some of the worst-paid in the country. We look at how different candidates for governor plan to address that.