Education


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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.

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Here’s How Virginia Schools Are Getting Ready for Child Vaccinations

“We have been preparing for a long time, and when approval comes for kids [under 12] to be able to receive their shots, Virginia will be ready,” Gov. Ralph Northam said last week.

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Want to Go to College for Free? There’s a Program in Virginia for That.

“These are all high-demand, for the most part high-wage, fields and career pathways. And so [students are] going to come out, no debt, be able to go into a great career, start making really good money right away."

Glenn Youngkin's Culture Wars
Two-Thirds of Virginia Parents Support Mask Safeguards in Schools. Glenn Youngkin Doesn’t.

In order to motivate the conservative base, Republican Glenn Youngkin has increasingly embraced manufactured controversies and taken positions that risk inflaming tensions rather than addressing the many crises facing Virginians and their children. 

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Here’s Why Glenn Youngkin’s Embrace of the School Choice Movement Has Some Worried

Republican candidate for governor Glenn Youngkin has embraced charter schools and “school choice.” Here’s why that has some concerned.

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Taxes, Teacher Pay, and Achievement Gaps: Where Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe Stand on the Issues

A wealthy private equity baron who built his wealth by investing in companies that outsourced jobs and laid off workers, Republican Glenn Youngkin’s tax plans could take money away from Virginia public schools.