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Virginia College Fall 2020: Your Guide To Reopening Amid Coronavirus

UPDATE: University of Virginia: UVA plans to reopen their campus for the 2020 fall semester as planned on August 25. Assuming that state and federal public guidelines allow, students will be allowed back on school grounds and in-person classes will be held.  However, some classes will be held online in respect to students who cannot...

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Virginia Summer Camps: All Of The Spots That Are Closed For the Summer

Many summer camps in the commonwealth have decided not to host campers this year in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. The decision is sure to have an impact on families in Virginia that depend on camps for school age children while parents are working through the summer months.  And according to the...

Cafeteria worker, Estell Swain, center, loads food packs along with school nurse, Mary Hovermale, left, as cafeteria manager David Anderson, right, distributes meals to students at Fairfield Middle School Wednesday March 18 , 2020, in Richmond due to caronavirus. Henrico county public school system is distributing lunches for low income students. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Betsy DeVos Could Cost Low-Income Virginia Students Millions

Richmond Public Schools and others in the state are already suffering from budget shortfalls due to the coronavirus pandemic, and now officials say new guidelines from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos could make matters worse. Congress approved about $13.5 billion in relief funding for elementary and secondary schools, which was primarily meant for public schools....

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Why Obama’s 2020 Commencement Speech Means So Much to High School Seniors

Obama’s office acknowledged that requests for him to speak played a role in his decision to address graduating seniors.

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Virginia Beach Public Schools Decides Not to Grade Students For the Final Academic Quarter

Students attending Virginia Beach Public Schools will not be graded on their academic performance for the final quarter of the school year.  The announcement from the schools’ superintendent, Dr. Aaron Spence, doesn’t mean that students can slack off in the final quarter of the school year though. To move on to the next grade level,...

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WATCH: After 39 Years as a Teacher, This “Rock” Superfan Got Her Wish

Bristol County school teacher Carol Propst is scheduled to retire in 70 days. But before her retirement, Propst wanted to fulfill one thing on her bucket list: Get an autograph from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.  Recently, she had that dream come into true…and then some.   After 39 years as an educator, Propst is an inspiration...

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Goochland High School’s Class of 2020 to Celebrate Their Graduation in a Drive-In Theater

With the coronavirus pandemic putting many Virginia high schools graduations on hold, Goochland High School has found a creative solution. Announced in a video via Facebook, the GHS class of 2020 will be celebrating their graduation at the Goochland Drive-In movie theater on June 16.  “This will be a memory of a lifetime,” the school...