EDUCATION POLITICS
Virginia Dems push bills to raise teacher pay

Virginia Dems push bills to raise teacher pay

A 2023 study from the Virginia Education Association (VEA) found that estimated average teacher pay in the commonwealth was just over $62,100 annually—more than $6,300 below the estimated national average for the job.

How Virginia Dems are talking about education

How Virginia Dems are talking about education

On Tuesday, Virginia voters will cast their ballots for all 140 seats in the General Assembly. Democrats currently have a razor-thin majority in the Senate, while Republicans control the House, so this election could result in either party having partial or full...

Op-ed: Northern Virginia in the crosshairs

Op-ed: Northern Virginia in the crosshairs

“Does [Gov. Glenn Youngkin] feel that fomenting outrage over manufactured crises will give him a political advantage? It worked for him in 2021, and soon we will know if it works for him in the critical election in November, when all legislative and many school board seats are up for election,” writes Marianne Burke.

How Virginia’s Budget Funds Fixes for School Struggles

How Virginia’s Budget Funds Fixes for School Struggles

As Virginia’s school year kicked off, districts were still struggling with issues such as teacher shortages. The commonwealth’s delayed-but-finally-approved budget agreement contains myriad potential fixes for K-12 school issues – some that could have an impact sooner...