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Want to Go to College for Free? There’s a Program in Virginia for That.

“These are all high-demand, for the most part high-wage, fields and career pathways. And so [students are] going to come out, no debt, be able to go into a great career, start making really good money right away."

Contributed photo - Staff members at Axton Elementary School check students' temperatures daily before entering the classroom.
Virginia Keeps Mask Rule For Summer Classes, CDC Guidance On Hold

RICHMOND-Already in the middle of summer school, district and VDOE officials say the mask mandate remains in place until July 25.

How Can Virginia Schools Protect Against Cyberattacks?

RICHMOND-Virginia schools need a number of changes in order to protect against cyberattacks. The question is how will they pay for it?

Contributed photo - Rita Browning teaches math class at Laurel Park Middle School.
Yes, Virginia, Face Masks Are Still Mandatory in Local Schools

COLLINSVILLE-Yes, the emergency order's gone. But face masks are still mandatory in all Virginia schools, at least for this summer.

Virginia’s Officials Detail Plans to Help Foster Children Post-Pandemic

COLLINSVILLE-Foster children faced a variety of difficult circumstances during the pandemic. Virginia officials have a plan to help.

Contributed photo - The Stratford Commemorative Trail in Arlington traces the steps of four brave seventh graders as they desegregated Arlington Public Schools in 1959.
The Stratford Commemorative Trail Tells Arlington’s Desegregation Story

ARLINGTON-In 1959, four Black students desegregated Arlington Public Schools. Now the Stratford Commemorative Trail stands in tribute.

LEARNS grants will help schools recover from the pandemic
LEARNS Grants To Help Schools Recover From Learning Loss

To help combat learning loss in Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam announced in May that districts could apply for part of Virginia’s $62.7 million LEARNS fund. LEARNS or Leading, Engaging, Assessing, Recovering, Nurturing and Succeeding, is a grant program that the Virginia Department of Education manages.