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Report on Virginia public education standards and policies overdue

Over a four-month period in 2022, Virginia leaders in education and workforce development held a series of meetings to provide recommendations to Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration on improving state K-12 education.  However, a report on recommendations from those meetings, which were convened to fulfill the requirements of a 2022 law known as House Bill 938, remains six months overdue, with no explanation for its delay.

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How Republicans’ Student Debt Plan Would Uniquely Hurt Public Workers

A Republican effort to reverse President Joe Biden’s student loan debt relief plan could cause more than 250,000 public workers to lose out on already-canceled loans, according to a new report.

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The Virginia ‘Book Lady’ Is Only 23,000 Books Away From Meeting Her Next Benchmark

Pittsylvania County teacher Jennifer Williams, known as "The Book Lady," is on a mission to give away one million books. She’s spreading the joy of reading, while also creating an inclusive community dedicated to fostering a love for literature

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School Board Candidates Speak Out: What Does Teacher Appreciation Week Mean to You?

Here at Dogwood, we’ve been celebrating teachers all week. As Teacher Appreciation Week draws to a close, here’s what some candidates for Virginia’s local school boards have to say about, well, appreciating teachers.

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5 of the Best Public Colleges in Virginia

For the next phase in your or your kid's education, you may want to consider staying home in Virginia: We've got some of the best colleges and universities in the nation.

Virginia Teachers: Save Big with Our Comprehensive 2023 Teacher Discounts List

It's fair to say that teachers deserve all the breaks they can get. Here's a list of every discount we could find.

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Youngkin Diversity Chief Dismisses Diversity Efforts

Virginia’s Chief Diversity Officer Martin D. Brown’s comments highlight a growing trend of dismissing the value of diversity not only in the commonwealth, but also all across the United States.