National Merit scholar
Virginia progressives push teachers’ union clout in district mired in controversy

The embattled Fairfax County School Board ensured more controversy this week when it voted to allow unions to bargain for teachers in Northern Virginia. The vote comes two… Read More

March 14, 2023
School officials’ maniacal focus on equity should shift to academic preparation

(The Sentinel) – Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin recently blasted Fairfax County school officials for their maniacal focus on equity after they withheld national merit award information from students until scholarship… Read More

January 30, 2023
Public Education
School district claims ‘oversight’ led to delay of National Merit notifications

(The Center Square) – Stafford County Public Schools is the latest to join a growing list of Virginia school districts who have acknowledged providing delayed notification of National Merit commendations… Read More

January 24, 2023
Public Education
Gov. Youngkin backs student merit notification bill for Virginia schools

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is backing a legislative proposal requiring schools to promptly inform students and parents of awards, including from the National Merit… Read More

January 23, 2023
Public Education
17 northern Virginia schools withheld Merit awards from mostly Asian students as Gov. Youngkin calls for legislation

(Daily Caller) – At least 17 northern Virginia schools have admitted to withholding National Merit awards from their students as the governor calls for legislation to require that students and… Read More

January 20, 2023
Public Education
‘Maniacal focus on equal outcomes’: Gov. Glenn Youngkin slams liberal educators for withholding merit awards

(Daily Caller) – Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Sunday slammed liberal educators’ “maniacal focus on equal outcomes” after a number of schools in the state withheld merit awards from… Read More

January 17, 2023
Public Education
Virginia attorney general expands civil rights investigation to all of Fairfax County Public Schools

(The Center Square) – Virginia’s attorney general announced Monday that he will expand his investigation into Thomas Jefferson High School to the entire Fairfax County Public Schools system, after… Read More

January 10, 2023
Public Education
Virginia AG launches two civil rights investigations into high school

(The Center Square) – Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares announced Wednesday civil rights investigations into allegations Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology withheld national awards from students, potentially costing… Read More

January 5, 2023
Public Education
Youngkin calls for investigation into Virginia high school after allegations

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is calling for an investigation into the leadership of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology following recent allegations school… Read More

January 4, 2023
Public Education
High School for the gifted withholds notification of National Merit Scholar awards in the name of ‘equity’

Parents with children attending a top-ranked Virginia high school were shocked to discover administrators withheld notifications of National Merit Scholar awards for years. Thomas Jefferson High School for… Read More

December 29, 2022