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Remote Learning Doesn’t Mean Spirit Week Is Canceled at This Virginia School

Even though schools have closed their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers in Dinwiddie, Virginia are still trying to engage and excite their students remotely.  In mid-March Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ordered all K-12 schools in the Commonwealth to close for the rest of the academic year to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The...

Gov. Ralph Northam, left, speaks, accompanied by state Secretary of Health and Human Resources Dr. Daniel Carey. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia Governor Closes Schools Through The Summer

Virginia public schools will remain closed for the rest of the current school year and certain types of businesses, like bowling alleys, gyms and theaters, must close in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday. Northam’s order would not apply to businesses deemed essential, including grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations. His...

A student walks past a mural in the library at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
VCU Students Grapple With Online Classes and 'Inevitable' Recession

One of Virginia’s largest universities, Virginia Commonwealth University, has officially canceled in-person classes for the rest of the semester and moved graduation celebrations to December. VCU made the announcement on Wednesday in the wake of the novel coronavirus epidemic, after first telling students to extend their spring break and not return to campus last week....

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, front, gestures during a news conference as House speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, right, and Secretary of Public safety Brian Moran, left, look on. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Some Virginia Schools Can't Decide When to Close For Coronavirus

Richmond public schools close for two weeks starting Monday, but some northern Virginia school systems remain open as others shut down. FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s largest school system defended its decision to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic only to capitulate hours later in the face of angry parents, exemplifying the difficult decision...

Updated: All the Virginia Schools and Universities Closed For Coronavirus

Gov. Ralph Northam ordered all K-12 schools to close from March 16 to 27th “at a minimum.” UPDATE — Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday ordered all K-12 school in Virginia to close starting Monday, March 16 until March 27. In a statement Northam said they were closing schools to “keep Virginians as safe and healthy...

How This Virginia School System Is Getting Ready For Coronavirus

Alexandria City Public Schools explains how they are preparing for a potential coronavirus outbreak.

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What Collective Bargaining Would Mean For Virginia’s Public Sector Employees

The Commonwealth is one of only three states that don’t allow collective bargaining for public sector employees. Public sector employees in Virginia could soon gain collective bargaining rights. In a move that would affect teachers, firefighters and police officers, legislation granting public sector employees expanded bargaining rights has passed the House and is under consideration...