Richmond School Board approves policies to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination

The Richmond School Board has passed new policies aimed at protecting LGBTQ students from discrimination, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The new Student Code of Responsible Ethics says that...

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....

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...

Lynchburg City schools consider giving employees a ‘living wage’

Virginia’s Republican-controlled General Assembly may have blocked multiple attempts to raise Virginia’s low minimum wage, but increasingly, companies, localities, and academic institutions are taking matters into their own hands and raising employees’...
Teachers protesting for more pay in Virginia (eduation)

Virginia teachers are among the lowest paid in the nation. Don’t be surprised if...

CHESTERFIELD, VA — At Falling Creek Middle School, students spend 15-minutes a day reading a book of their choice under a program called Sustained Silent Reading. In theory, it is "a great...
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Four Northern Virginia school systems stand up for transgender students

Four Northern Virginia school systems are taking a stand in support of Gavin Grimm, a transgender teen who sued the Gloucester County School Board after he was barred from using the boys’...
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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,...

Virginia teachers some of the lowest paid in America

Virginia’s teachers are the third most underpaid in the nation when compared to other college-educated workers, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal-leaning think tank.

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...

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.