Posts Tagged Virginia Schools

Effort to Implement Transgender Student Policies for Virginia Schools Moves On


Democratic Senator Jennifer Boysko of Herndon has a bill that would require the Department of Education to come up with a model policy. It passed in a subcommittee Friday. (Credit: Senate of Virginia)

Schools across Virginia may soon have a standard set of rules for how to deal with transgender students. Michael Pope reports.

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The Effort to Diversify Virginia’s Teachers

StateSeal00The vast majority of teachers in Virginia are white, a cause of concern for some who say more diversity is needed in the classroom. Michael Pope reports.

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Is Aid to High-Poverty Schools Distributed Fairly?


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School divisions with students who live in poverty are about to get some extra funding. Michael Pope is breaking down the numbers.


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Lawmakers Weigh Parental Oversight of Anti-Bullying Material

StateSeal00Should parents to able to veto some materials used in public schools when bullying or suicide prevention is on the agenda? Michael Pope reports.

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Virginia’s Schools May Soon Be Able to Decide Whether to Open Before Labor Day


King Dominion’s “Dominator” roller coaster. The Richmond-area amusement park has long been opposed to efforts to reverse a law requiring public schools to open after Labor Day weekend. (Credit: daveynin / Flickr)

School divisions across Virginia may be on the verge of starting classes before Labor Day, or least having that option. Michael Pope reports.

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Virginia Schools Have A Funding Gap New Report Finds

schoolspovertyIt’s back to school time in Virginia, and students are headed back to classrooms across the commonwealth. But those schools are not being funded at the same levels. Michael Pope has this look at the funding gap.

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Should Virginia Schools Focus on Security or Mental Health?

securitypollAs students are going back to school, administrators are faced with the difficult choice: how to make sure the classrooms are safe. And, as Michael Pope reports, opinions are divided about the best approach.

You can find the entire poll here.

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