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A private school in Richmond is changing the way parents pay for school
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Dec 21, 7:35 AM: Saint Gertrude High School in the city’s Museum District is rolling out a flexible tuition model, where families pay what they can afford rather than having to apply for financial help. The all-girls school has an $18,500 >
Gov. Northam proposes $269 million in new funding for Virginia schools
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Dec 12, 8:11 AM: Gov. Ralph Northam would boost K-12 spending by nearly $269 million, increasing teachers’ pay raises to 5 percent and plowing more money into school construction, per-pupil spending and programs for at-risk students under >
Making it personal: Pilot program looks to create better learning environment
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Nov 26, 7:35 AM: Officials with Bedford County Public Schools said schools involved in the division’s personalized learning pilot program are “definitely on the right track” in creating a better learning experience for students. >
New private school opens in Roanoke, aims to break poverty cycle
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Nov 19, 6:45 AM: The brainchild of the local nonprofit McLeod Family Foundation, the school provides full scholarships, free transportation and three hot meals per day to its 10 kindergartners. And the foundation’s trustees, John and Kathy >
Editorial: Virginia turns it attention to rural revival
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Nov 16, 6:24 AM: Rural Virginia lags the more developed urban crescent in nearly every measure. Higher unemployment. Lower high school and college graduation rates. More poverty. Much more illegal drug use. Declining population, especially >
Achievement, teacher pay lag in predominantly African-American city schools
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 >

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