Black and Latino college graduates struggle with ‘unsustainable’ debt

Black and Latino college graduates often struggle with higher levels of student loan debt and borrowing terms that are more predatory when compared to their white counterparts, according to a new report...
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Report: Diversity in teachers boosts grades, lowers dropout rate. But Virginia is falling behind.

When black students learn from black teachers, good things happen — attitudes toward school improve, cutting class becomes less enticing, and grades go up, according to a report from The Commonwealth Institute,...
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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,...

Virginia’s schools take on 55,000 more students since recession, but with fewer staff

Counselors, custodians, and other school support staff jobs withered in Virginia after the state imposed a funding cap on those positions during the 2008 recession. But even as the economy has bounced...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....