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'This is just outrageous': Richmond high schools plagued with course credit problems, state investigation finds
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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
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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
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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Editorial: Lots of Virginia schools are outdated.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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >

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