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Editorial: A worthy project: internet to all of Virginia
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Jul 10, 5:49 AM: Without good internet service, education is at a disadvantage as well. Most public schools now have usable internet, but students who cannot do homework, research and other assignments at home often fall behind. Parents cannot visit >
Here’s how Hampton’s high schools are paving a pathway for student success
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Jul 6, 4:50 AM: Starting just three years ago, the Hampton School Board officially entered into a partnership with Ford Next Generation to create career academies in the public high schools, Woods said. Each high school had a focus and the students >
Richmond superintendent backs away from controversial teacher evaluation system he helped create in D.C.
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Jun 5, 7:15 AM: Launched in 2009, IMPACT’s key evaluative elements were student standardized test scores and the results of classroom observations from “master” teachers. Over the year, the emphasis put on each component changed and observations of >
EDITORIAL: Lifting the stigma, embracing CTE
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May 31, 6:19 AM: CAREER Technical Education, formerly known as vocational education, has been a neglected part of America’s educational system for decades. It used to be widely available to high school students who did not plan on attending college, >
Northam names Virginia’s new public schools chief
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May 25, 6:59 AM: The superintendent of Virginia’s fifth-largest school system is becoming the state’s public schools chief. James Lane, who leads Chesterfield County’s schools, was appointed state superintendent of public instruction Thursday by >
Richmond School Board approves charter school renewal for Patrick Henry
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Mar 20, 6:26 AM: The School Board on Monday unanimously voted to approve a five-year contract renewal for the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts. The Richmond Public Schools administration recommended its approval. A vote had previously been >
Some Monroe Tech Changes Reversed, Others Stand
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Mar 7, 7:06 AM: Monroe is considered one of the best vocational schools in the nation because it gives students a chance to earn the certificates they need to enter the workforce. The changes come as Monroe prepares to move into the new Academies >
Charter Schools’ Wait Lists Continue to Grow
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Feb 27, 6:57 AM: Loudoun’s charter schools, housed in two of the county’s smallest and oldest public school buildings, are seeing more students apply than they have space to enroll.
Local families make home-school choice
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Jan 30, 6:19 AM: One Franklin County group of families made the choice to enroll students in the Classical Conversations home-schooling program – just in time for National School Choice Week, Jan. 21 through Jan. 27.
Bills would give home-schoolers more access to programs
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Jan 29, 7:34 AM: The so-called Tebow bill has been a recurring piece of proposed Virginia legislation for nearly 20 years. Nicknamed after Heisman-winning football player and former home-schooled student Tim Tebow, the bill seeks to allow >
Richmond assembly celebrates National School Choice Week
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Jan 25, 7:44 AM: A group of elementary school students stood at the front of the Richmond Prep Christian Academy assembly room dressed in school uniforms and smiles from ear to ear. Around their necks were yellow scarves with graduation caps and the >
Senate bill aims to create more charter schools in the state
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Jan 24, 8:29 AM: Across the country, schools are participating in National School Choice Week creating awareness about the many different educational options for students. In Virginia, Senator Mark Obenshain is hoping to make charter schools a more >
Conservative Group Goes After Northam’s Opposition to School Choice
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Nov 6, 6:00 AM: A conservative group is seizing on Democrat Ralph Northam's opposition to pro-school choice legislation in recent years, as it makes its closing argument for why Virginia voters shouldn't put Northam in the governor's >
Report: Virginia's high-poverty schools don't have same opportunities for students
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Oct 31, 5:16 AM: Students in high-poverty schools, or schools where at least 75 percent receive free and reduced-price lunch, have less access to core subjects like math and science, lower levels of state and local funding for instructors, who are >
Virginia schools chief to retire
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Oct 24, 5:23 AM: Virginia’s top public schools official will retire at the end of the year, the Virginia Department of Education announced Monday.
HCLA founder vows to fight
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Oct 13, 7:07 AM: Speaking with what appeared to be measured emotion, Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy (HCLA) founder and Principal Dr. Kashi Bazemore Hall vowed to fight the recommendation of the Charter School Advisory Board (CSAB) of the >
How Hurricane Matthew helped spark a turnaround at an elementary school
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Sep 28, 5:26 AM: When the state released official results last month, Park View not only scored well enough to reach full accreditation, but students performed slightly better than expected, Flowers said. As of Wednesday, only 14 Virginia schools >
How Richmond school officials plan on turning around underperforming schools
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Sep 21, 5:13 AM: With less than half of Richmond public schools gaining full accreditation from the state, school officials are turning to individual plans to help turn around underperforming schools.
How the Richmond community feels about quality of education in city schools
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Sep 20, 5:38 AM: Fewer than one in five people in the Richmond community approve of the overall quality of education in Richmond Public Schools, according to a survey done by a consulting firm hired by the division.
Where do Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates stand on school choice and other education issues?
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Jun 13, 6:30 AM: Governors have a great deal to say about public education in the states they run, but voters don’t often cast their ballots with education as a prime issue.

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