Education

Virginia standardized test scores spur concerns over achievement gap

Virginia standardized test scores were released yesterday, and education officials were disappointed with the results. The Washington Post reports that 78%...

All clear? Chesterfield official says school HVAC systems that tested positive for Legionella bacteria will be cleaned on time

A Chesterfield County official told the local school board that the 54 school cooling towers that tested positive for the bacteria that...

Richmond area schools have significant racial disparities in school discipline, report finds

Richmond-area schools suspend black students four times more often than white students, a gap that exceeds the national average, according to a...

Black and Latino college graduates struggle with ‘unsustainable’ debt

Black and Latino college graduates often struggle with higher levels of student loan debt and borrowing terms that are more predatory when...

Report: Diversity in teachers boosts grades, lowers dropout rate. But Virginia is falling behind.

When black students learn from black teachers, good things happen — attitudes toward school improve, cutting class becomes less enticing, and grades...

Twitter users swap stories of gross conditions in Virginia schools

A Dogwood news story about mold in a Northern Virginia classroom that made students sick underwhelmed many Virginians on Twitter, who said...

Virginia’s schools take on 55,000 more students since recession, but with fewer staff

Counselors, custodians, and other school support staff jobs withered in Virginia after the state imposed a funding cap on those positions during...

Teenage students’ fight for mold-free schools underscores Virginia’s education funding woes

It must be tough to focus on the whiteboard at the front of the classroom when inauspicious splotches of green, blue and...

Nearly 200 Virginia Tech freshmen to live at a Holiday Inn Express

If you’re attending Virginia Tech University as a freshman in the fall, you might live at a Holiday Inn.

Danville Public Schools buy food truck to feed students over the summer

The Danville Public School district is stepping up to make sure its students get lunch during the summer, even though schools aren’t...

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