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Va. Gov. Youngkin hints at budget amendments on education, gas tax
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Jun 7, 9:30 AM: For the first time in about a half century, this rural community on the Tennessee border has scrounged up what it needs to build a new elementary school to replace three moldy, leaking campuses that are well past their >
They knew how expensive college was. So these siblings finished their degrees in 2 years.
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Jun 2, 8:42 AM: For Preston and Brooke Battle, there has been no greater joy during the pandemic than crossing the stage at Virginia Tech to get their college degrees during the same commencement ceremony. The siblings were also able to >
Virginia’s Sears says charter school expansion could yield college diversity
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May 31, 8:17 AM:

Lab schools would be public K-12 schools run by a university or other higher education institution, which would focus on testing different education models and studying how various models affect students.

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GOP seeks funding for Youngkin's lab schools push; Dems want per-pupil funds to stay with traditional schools
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Mar 15, 9:04 AM: Gov. Glenn Youngkin ran on a promise to expand school choice in Virginia. But after a series of proposals were defeated in the legislature, his current chances for success will come down to 11th-hour negotiations for money >
Details Unsettled for College-Sponsored 'Lab Schools' in Va.
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Mar 11, 7:08 AM:

A conference committee will have to work out the details on Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's plan to partner colleges with K-12 systems to create “lab schools” that proponents say would spark education innovation.

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The virtual future of CCPS: Next fall, Chesterfield opens its first stand-alone digital school
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Mar 10, 10:01 AM: In the age of COVID-19 and the Internet of Things, Chesterfield County Public Schools are meeting the moment – a rising demand for learning spaces that offer families the flexibility to better merge education with the >
‘Tebow Bill’ gets benched again in Virginia
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Mar 4, 9:24 AM: Supporters of the ‘Tebow Bill’ say parents continue to pay taxes for public school despite more students being homeschooled now because of the pandemic.
With new K-5 learning program, Hampton City Schools flex virtual learning muscles
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Mar 4, 9:08 AM:

The pandemic caused schools across the country to flex their education muscles very differently. Hampton City Schools decided to take that flex to another level by creating what it calls a virtual learning revolution.

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With new K-5 learning program, Hampton City Schools flex virtual learning muscles
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Mar 3, 7:17 AM: The pandemic caused schools across the country to flex their education muscles very differently. Hampton City Schools decided to take that flex to another level by creating what it calls a virtual learning revolution. >
Hampton schools will launch pilot K-5 online learning program
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Feb 24, 9:19 AM: Online learning didn’t work for everyone during the pandemic, but public educators said some students thrived academically.
Editorial: All Virginians stand to win with lab schools
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Feb 18, 9:10 AM: To be effective, charter school legislation must be smartly written to accommodate a range of issues that surround these nontraditional public schools. We previously raised several concerns about a number of these issues >
Arlington Public Schools may pause virtual learning program next school year
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Feb 17, 9:09 AM: School leadership said the current program is falling short of Arlington Public School’s vision of a “full range of academic and social-emotional services” for virtual students.
Survival of Youngkin’s school choice push may depend on bipartisan bill
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Feb 15, 9:50 AM: With some main parts of Governor Glenn Youngkin’s school choice agenda effectively dead, one pathway is gaining bipartisan support.
Editorial: All Virginians stand to win with lab schools
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Feb 15, 8:51 AM: How consequential Youngkin’s education agenda — on which he rode voter support to the governor’s mansion — will be, however, hinges on how precisely he and legislators define their terms. In particular, “charter schools,” >
Column: Support charter schools in Virginia
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Feb 14, 9:51 AM: Several myths about charter schools are being shared as part of an apparent attempt to defeat Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed legislation to expand charter schools.
Lawmakers pivot to ‘lab schools’ as Senate committee kills charter legislation
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Feb 11, 10:29 AM: Two separate bills in the House and Senate lay out different visions for creating new schools with colleges and universities.
VB charter school catches Virginia governor’s eye for future education plans
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Feb 11, 10:22 AM: Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has made school choice and charter schools part of his education agenda. He wants $150 million to establish 20 new charter schools, including “laboratory innovation” schools, in Virginia. The >
One charter school bill backed by the governor is most likely dead for this year's session
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Feb 10, 10:00 AM: Governor Glenn Youngkin wants 20 new charter schools in Virginia. Three major bills to get that done have been introduced. Jahd Khalil reports that one bill was sent to the full House of Delegates, but another of the >
Regional charter schools legislation passes House education committee
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Feb 8, 9:09 AM: Key pieces of Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Charter School agenda have been voted down by the state Senate, which is controlled by Democrats. But what about on the House side?
In push for school choice, Youngkin’s hope may lie in a lesser-known option
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Feb 7, 10:12 AM: The administration is touting ‘lab schools’ as another way to help struggling divisions. But not all lawmakers are convinced.

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