Tyler Arnold

Virginia colleges, universities eager to establish K-12 lab schools

(The Center Square) – Higher education institutions from across Virginia have begun the initial planning stages to establish K-12 lab schools as they await guidance…

WV AG wants Supreme Court to let school choice program go into effect

(The Center Square) – After a West Virginia school choice scholarship program was halted by the courts, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is taking the fight…

More than 3,000 West Virginia students could miss out on school choice program

(The Center Square) – More than 3,000 West Virginia students could miss out on a school choice scholarship following a court ruling that failed to…

Virginia school board members back firing of teacher over pronoun dispute

(The Center Square) – Eight school board members from five school divisions filed a brief with the Virginia Supreme Court in support of West Point…

VA’s Miyares urges Google not to censor crisis pregnancy centers

(The Center Square) – Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares wants Google not to censor crisis pregnancy centers in search results in a pushback against Democratic…

WV abortion clinic will resume abortions following court ruling

(The Center Square) – West Virginia’s only abortion clinic has begun scheduling abortion procedures after a court ruling temporarily halting the state’s pre-Roe law banning…

Loudoun schools mulling next option in continuing probe

(The Center Square) – Loudoun County Public Schools is considering its legal options after a court ruled the state can continue its investigation into how…

Virginia Republicans face uphill battle on abortion restrictions

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and some legislative Republicans intend to push a “pain threshold” abortion restriction during the next legislative session,…

Virginia colleges can get up to $25 million to start up lab school

(The Center Square) – Private and public colleges and universities in Virginia can receive up to $25 million to establish a plan and cover the…

Judge blocks West Virginia school choice program, state to appeal

(The Center Square) – A circuit court judge is blocking West Virginia from implementing a school choice program intended to provide more options for parents…

VA education laws over sexually explicit material, mandatory sexual assault reporting going into effect

(The Center Square) – Two new Virginia education laws are going into effect July 1 – one will give parents the authority to opt children…

Group opposing school choice in Ohio attacks West Virginia’s voucher program

(The Center Square) – An Ohio group that has been fighting against school choice vouchers in its own state is expressing support for a lawsuit…

Report: Four public West Virginia colleges ‘substantially’ restrict free speech

(The Center Square) – Four public West Virginia colleges have at least one policy that “clearly and substantially” restricts free speech and every college has…

Final Virginia budget includes school choice support

(The Center Square) – The final budget for Virginia included full funding for a school choice scholarship program and funding for the creation of laboratory…

Court dismisses lawsuit against previous West Virginia COVID-19 restrictions

(The Center Square) – The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit filed against West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice for his previous COVID-19 lockdown…

Virginia budget deal would allocate $100 million for lab schools

(The Center Square) – The Virginia House and Senate passed budget compromise legislation that would allocate $100 million for university-run and publicly funded K-12 lab…

Virginia budget deal cuts school choice program by more than half

(The Center Square) – The Virginia budget deal, which passed both chambers of the General Assembly, would cut funding for a school choice tax credit…

Virginia rep intends to sue to stop store from selling explicit books to minors

(The Center Square) – A Virginia lawmaker is heading to the courts to prevent Barnes & Noble from selling the controversial books “Gender Queer” and…

Virginia report: lower education standards, lockdowns caused decline in achievement

(The Center Square) – A reduction in achievement standards, the COVID-19 school lockdowns and a lack of transparency have contributed to a decline in student…

Virginia lab school bill still being debated, for-profit provision among disagreements

(The Center Square) – Virginia legislation to create K-12 laboratory schools is still being debated by House and Senate lawmakers with one of the primary…

Proposed federal charter school rules could add roadblocks to Virginia expansion

(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden is proposing stricter rules for charter schools that apply for federal funding, which could add more roadblocks for…

Virginia ranks low in charter school school policy, but could be improving

(The Center Square) – With National Charter School Week underway, Virginia still ranks as one of the worst states for charter schools in the country,…

Virginia lab school proposal still in limbo amid budget negotiations

(The Center Square) – A proposal to establish university-run schools in Virginia, known as lab schools, is still in limbo while lawmakers debate the specifics…

One count dismissed for Virginia father arrested at school board meeting

(The Center Square) – An appeals court dismissed one conviction for the father of a Loudoun County Public School sexual assault victim after the father…

West Virginia legislature approves Justice’s bill amendments, including on education

(The Center Square) – The West Virginia House and Senate approved Gov. Jim Justice’s amendments on bills that addressed economic development, expanding education options, combating…

SCOTUS: Virginia school accused of Asian discrimination can keep policy for now

(The Center Square) – A Virginia-based charter school that has been accused of having an admissions policy that discriminates against Asians can continue its policy…

Court blocks public access to Loudoun County sexual assault review

(The Center Square) – The Loudoun County Public School Board will not have to release any information concerning an independent review about how the school…

Google to invest $300 million in Virginia, joins education partnership

(The Center Square) – Google has pledged to invest about $300 million into Virginia and joined a computer science partnership with Virginia’s K-12 public school…

Youngkin amends bills to prevent tax increase, force school board election

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin proposed amendments to more than 100 bills that passed the General Assembly, including amendments to prevent a…

Youngkin signs bills on education, health and transportation

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed nearly 50 bills over the weekend, addressing education, health, transportation, public safety and other policies. “We…

Virginia Education Department reviewing how Loudoun County handled sexual assault

(The Center Square) – The Virginia Department of Education is reviewing an accusation that Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler purposefully misled the public by failing…

Virginia Lab school funding remains topic of budget negotiations

(The Center Square) – One of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s school choice proposals, the creation of university-partnered laboratory schools, will remain part of the budget…

Youngkin disputes several Virginia media reports on divisive concept tip line

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is disputing several news reports that claimed every school superintendent in the state opposed his tip line…

Virginia prohibition on school mask mandates to be determined by courts

(The Center Square) – A new Virginia law prohibits school divisions from enforcing face mask mandates, but at least one school district and some parents…

Bill giving Virginia parents power over sexually explicit coursework heads to governor

(The Center Square) – Legislation that would allow Virginia parents to opt their children out of assignments that include sexually explicit content has passed both…

Amendment for legislative oversight of WV Board of Education one step away from voters

(The Center Square) — A proposed constitutional amendment, which would give the West Virginia General Assembly oversight of the state’s Board of Education, is one…

Court: Virginia county can’t enforce mask rules, must expunge punishments

(The Center Square) – A court ordered that Loudoun County, Virginia Public Schools cannot enforce its mask mandate on students and will need to expunge…

Youngkin signs bill to ban mask mandates in Virginia schools

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed legislation Wednesday afternoon that allows parents to opt their children out of public school mask requirements,…