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New Va. data shows less than half of kindergarteners met benchmarks for school readiness after 2020-21 school year
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Oct 27, 8:35 AM: Virginia’s kindergarteners lost academic and social skills during the last school year. That’s according to statewide data from the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP).
Editorial: McAuliffe's diss of parents is a disqualifier
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Oct 27, 8:29 AM: Mr. McAuliffe’s shameful, condescending attitude toward parents has won him favor with the far-left leadership of the American Federation of Teachers, whose political action committee released an ad last week supporting >
School board meeting in Loudoun draws protests, angry speakers
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Oct 27, 5:36 AM: The scene Tuesday — upset parents, reporters’ flashing cameras, masked guards stationed at two corners of the mostly empty room — was bizarre but familiar for the county, a fact some speakers recognized. >
Virginia’s students are dropping out less often. Will the pandemic disrupt the trend?
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Oct 25, 8:54 AM: The number of students graduating on time in the commonwealth has steadily increased over the last few years, with positive effects that will reach well into the future, according to the Virginia Department of Education. >
Opinion: McAuliffe’s Gift to the GOP
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Oct 22, 9:26 AM: The moment illustrates again the power of education as a wedge issue. It crosses socio-economic lines, giving Republicans the opportunity to peel back crucial suburban voters who helped Joe Biden to the White House. And it >
Richmond Public Schools closing school two additional days in early November for employees' mental health
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Oct 22, 9:03 AM: Fearing that Richmond Public Schools employees are on the “brink of burning out — even leaving,” Superintendent Jason Kamras has announced that the school system will be closed the entire first week of November, including >
Opinion: Democrats' teachable moment
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Oct 22, 9:00 AM: President Joe Biden and Gov. Ralph Northam both decisively won Virginia in their last elections by about 10 percentage points. Yet with Election Day approaching, polling shows former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and >
Virginia saw homeschooling spike during the pandemic and many parents are sticking with it
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Oct 22, 5:58 AM: Virginia saw a huge spike in homeschooling during the coronavirus pandemic and many parents are planning to stick with it long-term.
Parents advocacy group launches $1M ad campaign against McAuliffe, invoking safety in schools
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Oct 22, 5:25 AM: A parents advocacy group kick-started a $1 million digital ad campaign targeting Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe by highlighting school safety in Virginia. Free to Learn Action released a TV advertisement >
Northern Virginia school systems fine-tune online learning, launch virus testing
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Oct 20, 9:12 AM: Unlike neighboring school systems, Arlington Public Schools decided to offer remote learning to any parents and students that preferred it. At a school board meeting last week, officials with the Northern Virginia district >
Opinion: There is no context missing from McAuliffe's anti-parent approach to education
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Oct 20, 5:55 AM: Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe seems to have finally realized that demonizing concerned parents who want to be involved in their children’s education is not exactly a winning electoral >
Top teachers union rolls out ad in support of McAuliffe in Virginia
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Oct 18, 9:49 AM: The American Federation of Teachers rolled out an ad on Sunday in support of former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) ahead of the state's gubernatorial election on Nov. 2.
The Unlikely Issue Shaping the Virginia Governor’s Race: Schools
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Oct 13, 8:49 AM: But the issue that transformed Ms. Yoder, a stay-at-home mother, from a reliable voter to the kind of person who brings three young children to an evening campaign rally wasn’t her Christian values or her pocketbook. It >
Editorial: Virginia Dad Takes On the School Board
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Oct 12, 9:16 AM: Mr. Jackson sees the school board protests as fallout from the Covid-19 lockdowns. “Because kids were home and learning online, parents got a look at what their kids were being taught in the classroom, and they didn’t like >
Richmond teachers rally in support of collective bargaining
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Oct 5, 8:08 AM: Dozens of teachers attended Monday night’s Richmond Public schools (RPS) meeting in support of a collective bargaining resolution on the agenda.
‘America is watching Loudoun County’: Virginia parents rally for reform, against McAuliffe
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Oct 4, 8:56 AM: Parents in Loudoun County, Virginia rallied on Saturday in support of having a stronger say in classroom curricula, encouraging people to take their grievances to the ballot box in November.
‘Making it up as we go’: Homeschooling on the rise amid pandemic
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Oct 4, 8:53 AM: "Homeschool happens literally everywhere at all times,” Higdon said. “Just because we’re not sitting down with me lecturing him and him taking notes does not mean we’re not actually homeschooling." >
Review & Outlook: A Brawl Over Schools in Virginia
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Sep 30, 8:34 AM: Virginia’s race for Governor in November could be a bellwether for the national midterm elections next year, and one emerging fault line is over school choice and whether parents have a say in the public-school >
New chance for old idea: Senators push historic tax credits to renovate schools
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Sep 30, 8:30 AM: Now a U.S. senator, Kaine is delivering on the promise by reintroducing legislation with Sen. Mark Warner, a fellow Virginia Democrat, that would allow use of historic tax credits to renovate public school buildings. It >
Livestreaming option for quarantined students begins in Fairfax County
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Sep 28, 8:58 AM: The virtual learning option doesn't give students the opportunity to participate during class.

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