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.

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...

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...
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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...

What happened this year in the General Assembly

Virginia’s General Assembly is gone for the year. Despite being engulfed by scandal, some things of note actually happened during this session. Below we've gathered the highlights of what got done, what...
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If the new General Assembly gets it done, ‘suddenly, college is worth it.’

As millions of students in the Commonwealth return to school this week, the coming months could define whether a new generation of Virginia college students are (or are not) saddled with historic...
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All clear? Chesterfield official says school HVAC systems that tested positive for Legionella bacteria...

A Chesterfield County official told the local school board that the 54 school cooling towers that tested positive for the bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease will be cleaned and inspected before school...

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...

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....
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High school voter registration challenge begins

Governor Ralph Northam announced today the start of the 2019-2020 Governor's High School Voter Registration Challenge. The challenge lets high schools across the Commonwealth jockey to register the highest...