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Math assessments for Virginia students will be harder under revisions adopted by the state Board of Education. Media outlets report that the board unanimously adopted more rigorous Standards of Learning math tests for grades three through eight on...
ReporterIt's time for change. That was the message behind a press conference held by several local school superintendents. In attendance were the superintendents from Roanoke City, Salem, Botetourt County, Montgomery County, Bedford, Floyd, and Craig County. A...
Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction is warning state lawmakers that Standards of Learning pass rates will fall sharply when new mathematics tests debut this Spring. Wednesday morning, Dr. Patricia Wright told members of the House Education...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefSome Bedford County students are getting their hands dirty in a new outdoor classroom. Moneta Elementary School is starting a school garden. Second graders are growing vegetables that will be harvested and served in the school cafeteria. Moneta's...
Ninety-six percent of Virginia's public schools are fully accredited for the 2011-12 school year. The Virginia Department of Education made the announcement Thursday. The accreditation is based on performance of students on Standards of Learning and...
Anchor/ReporterOn the ground and around the country, NASA's budget cuts are impacting space and science education including at a Southwestern Virginia school district. If ever there was a mission of greater importance, the teachers inside one classroom at...
New River Valley students are spending time out of the classroom this week. Four hundred 4th-graders are at Virginia Tech learning about the importance of agriculture. It's called the Junior Hokie Showcase. Students learn about different types of...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia education officials have approved 13 vendors that can provide online instruction to public school students. The state Department of Education said Monday that school divisions can contract with the approved providers to...
Tags: Schools, Public Schools, Bob McDonnell, Education
Weekend Anchor/ReporterSome Blacksburg High School students had a different choice for prom queen this year: the winner was a man. Jake Boyer was senior class secretary, a choir member, editor of his school's literary magazine, and now prom queen. "This was as much a social...
Tags: Schools, Blacksburg, Students, Lady Gaga, Teaching and Learning
ReporterAmazement Square in Lynchburg is marking a pair of exciting milestones. Guests will celebrate the museum's 10th birthday this week and one of them may be the one-millionth visitor. Amazement Square opened its doors on March 24, 2001. Housed in one...
ReporterTeen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, abstinence; tough topics included in a bill making its way through the General Assembly. The Senate passed a bill requiring each school district to adopt the state's Standards of Learning for family life...
HAMPTON — Hampton City Schools is considering adding access controls to enhance security at schools across the division. School Board members learned about the proposal Wednesday. School officials are working with vendors to gather more...
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