Stories tagged: "Virginia Education"


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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. 

FILE - Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks prior to signing a bill that bans mask mandates in public schools in Virginia on the steps of the Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Richmond, Va. Virginians have used a tip line Youngkin set up to submit concerns about curriculum, remote learning, controversial books, mask policies, teachers and other topics, according to a sampling of emails provided to news outlets as part of a settlement agreement. While some positive feedback was included in the batch, the majority expressed anger or frustration with teachers, administrators and school policies.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Virginia Education Tip Line Sees Concerns From Parents

Virginians have used an education tip line Gov. Glenn Youngkin set up to submit concerns about curriculum, remote learning, books, mask policies, teachers and other topics, according to a sampling of emails provided to news outlets as part of a settlement agreement.

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LIST: 10 Virginia School Districts With the Slowest Internet

Nearly 28 million US students lack adequate internet speeds to effectively and regularly engage in digital classroom learning.

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.

Contributed photo - Rita Browning teaches math class at Laurel Park Middle School.
Over 1,000 COVID Outbreaks in Virginia Schools: How One Division Handles the Pandemic

There have been over 1,000 COVID-19 outbreaks in Virginia's schools since March 2020. Here's how one division handled the pandemic.

Logging On: Virginia Sets Up Online GED Test To Help Residents

RICHMOND-Virginia residents may now take the GED test online, as some people still don't feel comfortable doing it in person.

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Getting Involved: New Law Lets Virginia Students Take Time Off For Civics

FAIRFAX-Virginia students can take one day off from school to help with a political event, protest or otherwise get involved with civics.