Stories tagged: "schools"

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GOP Bill Establishing a Federal Parental Bill of Rights Passed in U.S. House

U.S. House Republicans passed a bill designed to empower parents to inspect books and other teaching materials in local public schools, but Democrats sharply criticized the measure, saying it would censor teachers and ban books.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, speaks to members of the media after the General Assembly adjourned for the year inside the Rotunda of the State Capitol Building, late Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. Youngkin said he was disappointed that the 15-week pain threshold abortion bill failed to pass the Senate, stating that a majority of Virginians support the bill. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
Youngkin Scrambles to Re-Staff His Education Department After High-Profile Departures

On Tuesday, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced three new education-related appointees to his administration: Dr. Lisa Coons, Superintendent of Public Instruction; Dr. Jeremy Raley, Chief of Staff for Virginia’s Department of Education; and Dale Sturdifen, Board of Education.

Lynchburg City Schools Gets the Biggest Grant in Virginia for School Bus Electrification

A total of $9.8 million will help Lynchburg City Schools purchase 25 zero-emission school buses, which will hit the road later this year.

FILE - Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow gestures during news conference, May 19, 2022, in Richmond, Va. Balow, Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's superintendent of public instruction, announced her resignation Wednesday, March 1, 2023, in a letter to the governor that did not offer a specific reason for her departure. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Youngkin’s Top Education Official to Receive Full Year of Pay Despite Sudden Resignation After Disastrous Tenure

After suddenly and inexplicably resigning just 14 months into her tenure as Younkgin’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jillian Balow will be paid her full salary and compensated for benefits for the next year.

Emmitt Glynn teaches AP African American studies to a group of Baton Rouge Magnet High School students on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 in Baton Rouge, La. Baton Rouge Magnet High School in Louisiana is one of 60 schools around the country testing the new course, which has gained national attention since it was banned in Florida.  (AP Photo/Stephen Smith)
3 Virginia School Districts To Offer AP African American Studies Amid Youngkin Review

Despite an ongoing review of the course ordered by Gov. Glenn Youngkin earlier this year, officials in Fairfax, Arlington, and Caroline counties have said that they plan to offer AP African American Studies in high schools next school year.

Virginians Respond to Youngkin’s CNN Education Town Hall With Fact-Checking, Skepticism

Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Virginia’s policies should be a “playbook for education” on a national level, but educators, legislators, activists, and even students in Virginia who watched the town hall didn’t think that was the case.

Del. VanValkenburg: Why Gov. Youngkin’s Administration is Full of “Missed Opportunities” in Education

Education is a hot topic in the commonwealth, so Dogwood sat down with Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg to discuss the issue–not just from a legislator’s perspective, but from an actual teacher’s point of view.