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Achievement, teacher pay lag in predominantly African-American city schools
Nov 12, 7:01 AM: Teachers at Charlottesville’s elementary schools with a predominately African-American student population are paid less and students perform worse on state testing than at primarily white schools.
Bullying, school threats have more students going to school online
Nov 9, 7:50 AM: More families are turning to online school to protect their children from bullying and threats on campus, like school shootings. One Lynchburg family fears for their daughter's safety, so she goes to school online. >
More Virginia students going to school online instead of in the classroom
Nov 8, 7:00 AM: The Virginia Virtual Academy reports record enrollment this year of about 2,000 students. Students across the Commonwealth take classes online.  They have homework assignments, tests and still take SOLs at the end of the >
Keeping teachers from quitting focus of UVa summit
Oct 24, 6:30 AM: A summit last year at the University of Virginia on teacher retention resulted in legislation that allowed teachers to get certified after four years of school, instead of a five-year master’s program. >
When ‘the heartbeat’ stops: Rural schools close as opportunity and residents flee
Oct 22, 6:58 AM: School closures and consolidations are a familiar story in cash-strapped, rural corners of the country — places where schools are integral to a sense of identity and belonging. In many cases, rural schools are burdened by >
Editorial: Why not give charter schools a chance?
Oct 22, 6:16 AM: It wouldn’t be a school year in Richmond without someone wanting to start a new charter school. The proposal of the moment is from parents at the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts, itself a charter elementary school >
A tale of ‘two Virginias’: Baliles believes education can rebuild local area
Oct 18, 7:15 AM: There are two Virginias, according to former Virginia Governor Gerald Baliles, and education is the key to raising them both to the same level.
Editorial: Richmond gets a disappointingly timid report on rural Virginia
Oct 5, 6:17 AM: There are actually lots of ideas floating around on how to build a new economy in rural communities. You just won’t find them in this report.
92 percent of Virginia schools win accreditation despite achievement gap
Sep 28, 5:42 AM: Most Virginia schools met or surpassed the state’s expectations for student achievement last school year, but achievement gaps persist in many schools, data released Thursday shows.
How schools are revolutionizing vocational training
Sep 20, 4:52 AM: Educators no longer refer to the skill-based education as “vocational.” Instead, the name “career and technical education” is a better fit for all students, particularly those who may want to further their education after >
'This is just outrageous': Richmond high schools plagued with course credit problems, state investigation finds
Sep 6, 6:36 AM: More than 1,000 Richmond Public Schools students received credit for high school courses when they shouldn’t have, a state investigation has found.
U.Va. grads help Fredericksburg-area high school students follow in their footsteps
Sep 4, 5:04 AM: Rollins is the first Virginia College Advising Corps member assigned to Fredericksburg’s high school. She’s one of 36 advisers being sent to 40 high schools this year, including those in Caroline, Louisa, Orange and >
Bursting at the seams, Alexandria seeks solutions to high school overcrowding
Aug 15, 6:16 AM: When students return to Alexandria’s only city high school in three weeks, enrollment is expected to swell to more than 4,000 students.
Editorial: Lots of Virginia schools are outdated. Why that matters.
Aug 15, 5:59 AM: For those who find that too airy and high-minded, here’s the more practical answer: Economic development. Here’s where Stanley really gets fired up. “We talk about bringing jobs into our communities. We won’t do that >
Inaugural Academies of Hampton class makes career pathway picks
Aug 13, 5:29 AM: The pathways fall under 16 small learning communities, collectively known as the Academies of Hampton, the effort to transform the city’s four high schools using a loose blueprint from Ford Next Generation Learning, the >
Kaine’s bill aims to combat teacher shortage in rural areas
Aug 6, 7:33 AM: Danville’s school superintendent called Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine’s bill introduced last week to address teacher shortages “an economic development initiative for our entire country.
How should schools be defined as successful in an age of inequity? Virginia's education leaders discuss changes
Jul 26, 6:06 AM: The changes to the definition of school success come at a time when the region’s student population continues to diversify, but schools and housing remain segregated. According to a report released last year by a group of >
Editorial: A worthy project: internet to all of Virginia
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 >
Here’s how Hampton’s high schools are paving a pathway for student success
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 >
Richmond superintendent backs away from controversial teacher evaluation system he helped create in D.C.
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 >



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