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Virginia lawmaker files bill to ban transgender procedures for minors

(The Center Square) – A Republican Virginia lawmaker introduced legislation for the 2023 legislative session that would ban any type of transgender procedures or drugs…

Parental rights candidate wins Loudoun School Board race, signals changes on board

(The Center Square) – A parental rights candidate who narrowly secured a spot on the Loudoun County School Board could influence how the school system…

Parental rights advocates leading in several Virginia school board elections

(The Center Square) – Parental rights advocates are leading in several local school board elections in Virginia, although each of the localities are still counting…

Report: Pandemic policies set average WV school district back 7 months in math

(The Center Square) – Every West Virginia school district saw significant learning losses between 2019 and 2022, with students being more than three-fourths of a…

Some Virginia school boards opposing new transgender policies that boost role of parents

(The Center Square) – Some school boards in Virginia are formally expressing their opposition to new transgender guidelines from the Virginia Department of Education, which…

Parental rights remain a concern in Loudoun and other school boards as election nears

(The Center Square) – With local school board elections approaching on Nov. 8, parental rights in education have remained a major point of concern in…

Five Virginia lab school applications in, many more being developed

(The Center Square) – As the Virginia Department of Education continues to accept applications for planning grants to create lab schools, five applications have been…

Youngkin urges education reforms after drop in math, reading proficiency

(The Center Square) – Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin is urging education reforms after data showed a reduction in fourth grade math and reading proficiency…

Enforcing new transgender school policies could be a bumpy road in VA

(The Center Square) – Although the Virginia Department of Education unveiled new guidelines on transgender issues they say give power back to parents, enforcing those…

Virginia superintendent wants to further delay history, science revisions

(The Center Square) – Revisions to Virginia’s history and science standards in the public school system could be delayed further following a request from Superintendent…

Loudoun County parents speak on transgender policy at school board meeting

(The Center Square) – Some Loudoun County parents are urging the school board to adopt the new transgender guidance issued by the Virginia Department of…

Some Fairfax parents celebrate VDOE transgender policy changes that respect parental authority

(The Center Square) – New guidance from the Virginia Department of Education that will divert authority on transgender issues back to parents and require students…

WV Supreme Court overturns school choice ban

(The Center Square) – A temporary injunction that blocked West Virginia from implementing a school choice program is no longer in effect, per a decision…

WV gets nearly $2.9 million in federal money for education, job training

(The Center Square) – West Virginia received nearly $2.9 million from the federal government to support education and job training programs through two grants from…

AG Morrisey argues for school choice program at WV Supreme Court

(The Center Square) – As the fight over the Hope Scholarship Program continues in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey…

Virginia’s high accreditation numbers don’t reflect huge learning losses, says Gov. Youngkin

(The Center Square) – Although almost nine in 10 public schools in Virginia earned full accreditation with the state Board of Education, Gov. Glenn Youngkin…

New Virginia DOE transgender guidelines affirm parental rights

(The Center Square) – The Virginia Department of Education updated its guidelines to shift the control of transgender issues back to parents, which has yielded…

Virginia DOE shifts control of transgender issues back to parents

(The Center Square) – Virginia public schools will no longer be allowed to provide gender affirming counseling services to students without first consulting with their…

Morrisey files WV Supreme Court brief in support of school voucher program

(The Center Square) – In the legal battle to expand school choice opportunities in West Virginia, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a brief with the…

Youngkin to cut red tape to reduce teacher vacancies

(The Center Square) – To reduce the number of teacher vacancies, Gov. Glenn Youngkin issued an executive directive that will cut red tape that is…

Virginia lawmaker may appeal ruling to prevent ‘obscene’ book sales to minors

(The Center Square) – A Virginia lawmaker who wanted a court to restrict the sales of two books to minors over accusations of obscenity lost…

Virginia ed board sets funding guidelines for lab schools

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s plan to establish lab schools throughout the commonwealth took another step forward this week with the Board…

Virginia Board of Education to hold first meeting with Youngkin appointees

(The Center Square) – The Virginia Board of Education plans to meet Wednesday, the first meeting since Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s appointees took their seats and…

Virginia schools reporting vacancies despite salary hikes

(The Center Square) – Despite Virginia teacher salaries continuing to rise, many school districts are reporting teacher shortages as students return to class for the…

Virginia to soon release guidelines on ‘sexually explicit’ material in education law

(The Center Square) – Now that the public comment period has come to a close, the Virginia Department of Education will soon finalize its guidance…

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,…