Stories tagged: "Virginia Schools"

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21 Books Banned at Madison County High School Library: Did Any of Your Favorites Make The List?

The Madison County School Board recently voted to ban nearly two dozen titles from the local high school library.

Are Your Notifications On? Virginia Parents to Receive Communications About Sexually Explicit Classroom Content

While a notification process will now be in place statewide, the law does not require or provide for the censoring of books in Virginia’s public schools.

Report Blasts Virginia Schools’ Handling of Sex Assaults

The grand jury report accuses the Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent of lying to the public to cover up what occurred, and authorities of ignoring multiple warning signs that could have prevented an assault.

Emergency Or Not?: Virginia Board of Education Discusses Potential Major Changes

Members of Virginia Board of Education discussed the possibility of changing Virginia’s current system of school accreditation to school accountability. Beyond nomenclature changes to the Code of Virginia, the proposed adjustment could implement school grading systems, per se, as seen in some states like Florida.

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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. 

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.