Stories tagged: "education"

Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., speaks during a House Committee on the Budget hearing on the Presidents fiscal year 2023 budget, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Washington. (Rod Lamkey/Pool Photo via AP)
Rep. Bob Good Wants Cameras In Classrooms

GOP Rep. Bob Good suggested that there should be cameras in public school classrooms for "accountability" purposes, even though critical race theory isn't taught in Virginia schools.

Students Return To Class, But Will Teachers?

A 2021-22 survey by the American Federation of Teachers reported the lowest job satisfaction ratings for paraprofessionals and school-related personnel ever recorded.

Workers begin digging a tunnel to connect the new General Assembly building to the Capitol Wednesday March 2, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia Senate Democrats Kill “Divisive Concepts” Bill

Even though HB 787, a bill about "divisive concepts," passed through the Virginia House, it was ultimately killed in the Senate by Democrats.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, seated center, signs a bill that bans mask mandates in public schools in Virginia on the steps of the Capitol Wednesday Feb. 16, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
SB 739 Making Masks Optional In Virginia Passes, Effective By March 1

School divisions across Virginia will have to redo their COVID-19 mitigation strategies to comply with the newly-signed state law.

In this Sept. 27, 2017 photo students learn about searching for books and keeping track of what they've read in their school library. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno)
To Ban or Not To Ban? Virginia’s Schools Caught in a Battlefield

Across Virginia, there are at least nine school divisions that have either tried to enact book bans and failed, have successfully banned books from their schools’ libraries.

Virginia Senate Slashes SB 20: Transgender Student Policies Remain

Senate Bill (SB) 20, which would’ve put transgender student protections under attack, didn’t make it very far.

Contributed photo - Jennifer Williams reads to children at a local elementary school.
Tipped Off or Ticked Off?: Youngkin’s Teacher tip Line Faces Backlash

In Gov. Glenn Youngkin's first two weeks in office, a "tip line" for concerned parents to report any "divisive practices" was met with a lot of negative reactions.