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.
Graphic: House Speaker Kirk Cox (R) and Democratic Nominee Sheila Bynum-Coleman (D)

In tough re-election fight, Va. House Speaker releases misleading attack ad

As the race for Virginia's 66th District house seat continues to heat up, Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox has released an attack ad that his Democratic opponent says intentionally mischaracterizes her positions.
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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...
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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...

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.

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.

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...
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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...
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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...