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...

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 compared to their white counterparts, according to a new report...

Parents speak out against seclusion and restraint policies

We wrote yesterday about the backlash over Fairfax County schools’ use of seclusion and restraint, and shortly after that, parents and advocates shared their outrage with the Virginia Board of Education.

Teachers and parents alarmed by rat, mold, and roaches at Sherwood Forest Elementary School

Teachers and parents at Sherwood Elementary in Norfolk have expressed concerns that administrators are not taking enough steps to combat the mold, insect, and rodent infestations currently beleaguering the school.

Virginia students endure “inhumane conditions” in buildings that are “borderline criminal”

Virginia’s public schools are crumbling and in massive need of renovation and repair, according to a new Washington Post report. From mice-infested classrooms to schools with faulty heating...

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...

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 new study from the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium, the local...

Only 7% of foster children in Virginia are placed with family members

Somewhere in Virginia right now, there’s a child waiting to be placed with a foster family. To minimize stress and instability, the best resolution for foster children is placement with a family...

Virginia Board of Education seeks nearly $1 billion in new K-12 funding

The governing body for K-12 education in Virginia will review a proposal on Thursday to spend an additional $950 million on the state's public schools. The money is tied...

Virginia public colleges freeze their tuition for the first time in almost 20 years

Virginia has seen a 79% increase in the average cost of public college tuition in the past ten years, but this year, in-state tuition at every state school will remain the same....