Virginia schools still lack funding, teachers, and support staff

Virginia Board of Education's annual report finds school funding from the state is 8% lower than it was in 2009. The Virginia Board of Education presented its annual...

You could get $24,000 to pay off student loans by moving to rural Virginia

The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission has officially approved a program to help pay off recent college graduates' student loan debt if they move to one of 40 localities in Southside and...

A “life changing” program at George Mason University helps first-gen students attend college

Angelica Felder’s dream of going to college were in jeopardy, and with them, so was her hope of becoming a nurse. But then she received a scholarship to George Mason University through...

Richmond City Council to decide fate of Mayor Stoney’s education plan

Eighteen million in public school funding is on the line tonight in Richmond, where the City Council will hold a public hearing on Mayor Levar Stoney’s proposed real estate tax increase.

What Democrats hope to tackle first in Virginia

Gov. Northam's spending plan highlights Democratic priorities ahead of taking over the General Assembly next month. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam has started to roll out pieces of...

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 in session. WDBJ reports that the...

How much does college cost in Virginia? A lot.

This is part two of our Back to School Week series. Check out part one, where we focused on a program at George Mason University that helps first generation students transition to college.

Richmond City Council still split on school funding

After a nearly three-and-a-half-hour public meeting, the Richmond City Council is no closer to a decision on Mayor Levar Stoney's budget proposal, deciding to delay a decision on the issue until a...

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. The university has agreed “in principle” to lease out the...

The Virginia teachers turning to crowdfunding for school supplies

As the start of the school year approaches, thousands of Virginia teachers have turned to crowdfunding sites to buy necessary school supplies not covered by state and local budgets.