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Richmond School Board approves charter school renewal for Patrick Henry
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 >
Some Monroe Tech Changes Reversed, Others Stand
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 >
Charter Schools’ Wait Lists Continue to Grow
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
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
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
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 >
Senate bill aims to create more charter schools in the state
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 >
Conservative Group Goes After Northam’s Opposition to School Choice
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
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, >
Virginia schools chief to retire
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
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) >
How Hurricane Matthew helped spark a turnaround at an elementary school
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 >
How Richmond school officials plan on turning around underperforming schools
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
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?
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.
Richmond education advocates raise questions about mayor's education compact
Jun 8, 6:35 AM: More than a half-dozen advocacy groups asked elected leaders on Wednesday to delay implementing Mayor Levar Stoney’s signature education initiative until a new Richmond Public Schools superintendent is hired. >
Local, state reps rail against votes hurting public schools
May 18, 6:03 AM: Local and state Virginia Education Association leaders criticized lawmakers for voting for bills they said could harm public education funding during the Pittsylvania Education Association’s annual meeting Wednesday. >
Governor vetoes Republicans' 'educational choice' legislation
Mar 27, 5:26 AM: Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday vetoed several bills that Republicans say would have increased school choice but McAuliffe said would have undermined public schools.
McAuliffe vetoes legislation on charter schools, virtual schools
Mar 24, 5:10 AM: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Thursday vetoed legislation sponsored in the House of Delegates by Del. Steve Landes that would have allowed the state Board of Education to create regional charter school divisions. >
In York County appearance, governor hopeful Gillespie backs charters, tax cuts
Mar 22, 6:35 AM: During his trip, Gillespie promised to back legislation expanding charter schools. York River Academy is one of just nine charters in Virginia due to rules that require local school systems to approve charter schools in >



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