Stories tagged: "schools"


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Board of Education Member Raises Whitewashing Concerns: Virginia History Standards on Hold (Again)

Discussing the documents and their discrepancies, Board President Daniel Gecker pointed out that while the August document had approximately two years of work behind it, the November document on the table awaiting Board approval to move on to the next step had only been in front of the members for a matter of days. 

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Virginia History Standards Revised: They’re Teaching WHAT?!

The previous version of proposed standard changes while Gov. Ralph Northam was in office received a comprehensive review by experts including educators, historians, professors, museums, organizations, parents, teachers, and VDOE staff. The current version proposed under Youngkin’s governorship did not undergo the same checks and balances. 

Contributed Photo: Albert Harris Elementary School students in their pollinator garden
Martinsville Students Learn Outside of the Box —and the Classroom!

Elementary school students in Martinsville created a pollinator garden and a vegetable garden, while learning SOL concepts.

New “Become a Teacher” Campaign Prompts Career Switchers and Beyond to “Start Your Journey” to Teaching in Virginia’s Public Schools

The Become a Teacher campaign aims to promote careers in teaching, while also guiding potential educators to learn more about ways to enter the profession. 

Reading, PA - October 15: Reading School District Special Education teacher Leslie Esterly works with kindergarten student Levi Wilson, 6, outside in the 700 block of North 8th street in Reading Thursday afternoon October 15, 2020. The Reading School District is conducting school virtually during the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic, but some of the special education teachers are going to the homes of students to work with them one-on-one outdoors. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Special Education Students 3x As Likely To Get In-School Suspension In Fairfax County

FCPS students with disabilities were disproportionately suspended compared to their peers without disabilities.

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16,000+ Students, But 600+ Fewer Staff: That’s The Reality In Virginia Schools

The tardiness in approving the commonwealth’s funding framework created issues for schools, many of which across the commonwealth had already departed for summer break — and whose fiscal year loomed within single digits.

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Virginia SOL Scores Show Gains, But Still Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

Students did experience academic gains compared to the year prior, but student achievement was below pre-pandemic levels.