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...

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...

5 Virginians Making News Today

If you love ice cream (you better) and live in Virginia Beach (lucky!), then you should familiarize yourself with the story of Joey Launi, whose ice cream parlor Lolly’s Creamery, will...
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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 they've seen far worse in their state's public schools. Below,...

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.

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.
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James Madison and William & Mary won’t raise their tuition

James Madison University and the College of William & Mary are the latest public universities in Virginia to freeze their tuition rates for in-state undergraduate students. Earlier this year,...

In Virginia, black students more likely to be penalized for the same conduct as...

A new report from a legal advocacy group for low-income Virginians found black students made up a disproportionate share of the disorderly conduct charges filed by Virginia public school officers.
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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% of students passed the state reading exam — about the...

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 back are colonizing on the walls to the left and...