The committee will hold its first virtual work session Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
There is nothing like getting into a class and finding out the price of the textbook — oftentimes a single university textbook can cost anywhere from $200 to $400.
Adequate school funding has remained a perennial challenge in Virginia, according to Census data.
The Charlottesville and Albemarle school divisions overhauled their approaches to school security in the last year after the School Boards voted to end the use of school resource officers in buildings following nationwide protests about police brutality.
Dominion is also focusing on sustainability back on the mainland by contributing $35 million dollars to historically Black colleges and universities through its six-year HBCU Promise program.
One student’s sign read “our earth is hotter than my imaginary boyfriend." While the messages were clever, the topic could not be more serious to local young climate activists.
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In Albemarle County, 79% of children 12 to 17 years old are already fully vaccinated, and 87% have received at least one dose. To play ball, high school students have until Nov. 8 to become fully vaccinated.
If school reconfiguration is a priority, as most agreed should be the case, then how will the school division pay for such a large undertaking?
In a Monday update on the situation, Tim Sands backed up his comments with recent data.
The Stafford County Board of Supervisors are scheduled Tuesday to take up a resolution that would deny funding to the school division if it is tied to the practice of requesting students to identify their preferred pronouns or the teaching of critical race theory or the 1619 project.
NEWPORT NEWS — Two students were wounded in a shooting at a Virginia high school Monday afternoon, police said.
The Greene County School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Despite a rowdy crowd and lively public comment and discussion from those in attendance (nearly 100 people), the board was able to recognize student and staff member achievements from the past year and hear updates on summer school, professional development, the Sheriff’s office memorandum of understanding and the process for the upcoming fiscal year 2023 budget process.
The county school division also is asking families to drive their children to school, if possible, and is planning to expand walk zones around schools, which would mean more students walking or biking to school.
Because it's a new role, the schools and counselors have flexibility to define it. So far, the middle school counselors are focused on staying in touch with students who are quarantined because of a possible exposure to COVID-19, while others are working in the classrooms, teaching social-emotional skills.
The decline in enrollment is expected to cause a nearly $8 million budget deficit.
Spring SOLs already account for the testing at the end of the year, so these new growth assessments will be used for the fall testing during this school year, and then the fall and winter testing in 2022-23.
Richard Kyte and Scott Rada also discuss why more young men are not attending college and whether students should be allowed to take mental health days.
As expected, the results of Virginia’s 2020-21 Standards of Learning (SOL) tests reflect the extraordinary circumstances faced by students and schools last year. Overall, 64% of Greene County students passed their English/Reading SOLs (given in grades 3-8), while 40% passed the math exams (grades 3-8 plus geometry and algebra 1 and 2) and 56% passed in science (grades 5 and 8 as well as biology, chemistry and earth science). By comparison, pass rates in 2019 were 70% for English, 77% in math and 76% in science.
The voluntary program will include regularly scheduled COVID tests at each school of people who aren’t currently showing symptoms.
Standards of Learning test results are data points that catalogue the disastrous loss of learning that occurred statewide during the COVID-19 lockdowns that began in March 2019.