Public Education
Teachers at a Virginia school district can again give zeros to students who do no work, but 50% remains the bottom for any effort

A school district in Virginia reversed a change to its grading policy, allowing teachers to again give students zeros for not turning in assignments. Last year, Fairfax County Public Schools… Read More

September 20, 2023
Public Education
School district bucks parental rights, votes against Gov. Youngkin’s policy

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The Amherst County School Board (ACSB) voted against adopting Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s parental rights policy regarding transgender issues in schools Thursday, according to… Read More

September 18, 2023
Initiative to combat human trafficking launched in Virginia

(The Center Square) – Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares announced this week during a press conference the launch of an initiative to combat human trafficking in partnership with businesses across… Read More

September 15, 2023
‘Parents matter’: Gov. Youngkin pardons father arrested at school board meeting following his daughter’s sexual assault

Gov. Youngkin granted a full pardon on Friday to a Virginia father arrested for disorderly conduct at a 2021 school board meeting after his daughter was sexually assaulted in the… Read More

September 11, 2023
Public Education
Youngkin announces new education initiative after pandemic learning loss

(The Center Square) — Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced his ALL IN VA plan, intended to help Virginia students recover from COVID-19 learning loss and return to higher academic standards, on the… Read More

September 8, 2023
Public Education
Virginia parents have the right to sue after district adopts transgender ‘rights’ violating Youngkin policy, AG says

(The Daily Signal) – A Northern Virginia school district just outside of Washington, D.C., appears to be in flagrant violation of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s model policies on transgender… Read More

August 31, 2023
Christian Schools
In woke wars, faith-based Virginia schools see enrollment jump

(The Daily Signal) – Schools rooted in a biblical worldview are seeing increased enrollment in Virginia, while public schools are faltering. According to a recent report, Catholic schools in Northern… Read More

August 25, 2023
Public Education
‘Making themselves judge and jury’: Winsome Sears calls out school districts defying parental rights policies

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Republican Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears of Virginia said Tuesday that school boards who defied parental rights policies were “making themselves judge and jury.” “These are… Read More

August 23, 2023
Public Education
A Virginia school district upheld parental rights on trans issues. Why is the Biden DOJ getting involved?

(The Daily Signal) – America First Legal is demanding answers after the Justice Department under President Joe Biden intervened in a Virginia school district’s adoption of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s policies… Read More

August 22, 2023
Public Education
‘Expected to follow the law’: Virginia governor calls out school district for vowing not to change its transgender policies

Virginia’s largest school district said Tuesday it doesn’t legally need to change its gender policies, including its practice of hiding information from parents. The governor disagrees. In a… Read More

August 18, 2023
Public Education
Mother of 6-year-old who shot his 1st grade teacher pleads guilty to felony charge of neglect

The mother of the 6-year-old boy who shot and nearly killed his 1st grade teacher at a Virginia elementary school earlier this year pleaded guilty to felony child neglect Tuesday. Read More

August 16, 2023
Youngkin holds ‘Parents Matter’ town halls

(The Center Square) – Gov. Glenn Youngkin is leading a ‘Parents Matter’ town hall tour across the commonwealth to engage Virginia parents on crucial issues impacting youth. The tour began over a… Read More

August 14, 2023
Christian Schools
West Virginia church opens microschool, triples enrollment in two years

When West Virginia’s Expression Prep Academy opened with 15 students in 2022, its team had already overcome significant challenges just to launch in time for the school year.  “We started… Read More

August 1, 2023
Public Education
VCU, Richmond high school form first lab school in commonwealth

(The Center Square) – The Virginia Board of Education has approved the first lab school in the state, something Gov. Glenn Youngkin has been pushing for since he took office. Read More

July 31, 2023
Public Education
School safety forum brings educators, law enforcement together

(The Center Square) – More than 1,100 people registered to attend the 2023 Virginia School Safety Training Forum, which will address roughly 20 topics pertaining to school safety and student well-being. Read More

July 28, 2023
Christian Schools
Former public school teacher opens Christian microschool, reaches maximum capacity after one year

When Mercedes Grant tried opening a Virginia microschool in July 2022, she organized meetups and small classes to generate interest. But no one signed up for months.  “I knew I… Read More

July 27, 2023
Public Education
School board passes ‘equity policy’ that distributes resources based on students’ ‘marginalization’

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Fairfax County Public School Board unanimously passed an equity policy on Monday that will allocate resources to students based on their level of “marginalization.” Under… Read More

June 27, 2023
Teachers’ union exec defends remote schooling by saying learning loss made everyone ‘equal’

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – An executive board member of a Virginia teachers union defended remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic in an interview with ProPublica, saying that the learning… Read More

June 19, 2023
Town board partially freezes public library funding amid parent protests over sexually explicit books for kids

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A Virginia town board voted to freeze some funding to a public library while parents protest the presence of sexually explicit content in the kid’s… Read More

June 16, 2023
Teacher shot by 1st-grader in Virginia has been fired by school after filing suit, says attorney

The Virginia teacher who was shot by a first-grader has been fired in what her attorney says might be retaliation for her lawsuit against the school. In January, Richneck Elementary School… Read More

June 14, 2023