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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
Culture
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
Culture
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
Culture
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
Courts
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
Courts
Virginia school district at center of sexual assault scandal ordered to turn over internal records

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A circuit court judge ordered Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia Tuesday to give its review of an internal investigation into two student sexual assaults… Read More

June 1, 2023
Courts
Federal court reinstates admissions policy found to have anti-Asian bias in Virginia school

A federal appeals court reinstated admission policies at a Virginia high school that allows race-based policies critics say discriminate against Asian Americans. Previously, a lower court found that the admission… Read More

May 25, 2023
Public Education
Loudoun County “activist” Facebook group contains death threats against parents opposed to LGBT ideology

A Loudon County, Virginia Facebook group is being investigated after members allegedly made death threats against parents who spoke against LGBT ideology at local school board meetings. “The… Read More

May 16, 2023
Public Education
Youngkin announces funding for school safety

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has announced a grant program to improve student safety by beefing up security infrastructures in schools of higher needs. The Stronger Connections… Read More

May 15, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Gov. Youngkin: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion went ‘off the rails’

Virginia’s Republican governor, Glenn Youngkin, says that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), while laudable a decade ago, has “gone off the rails” because of political manipulation. “The concept… Read More

May 10, 2023
Public Education
Critics and parents blast Planned Parenthood sex ed program proposed for Virginia district

The City of Norfolk Public School Board is planning on adopting a sex ed curriculum developed by top U.S. abortion provider Planned Parenthood, material parents and critics say is… Read More

May 2, 2023
Public Education
Critics and parents blast Planned Parenthood sex ed program proposed for Virginia district

The City of Norfolk Public School Board is planning on adopting a sex ed curriculum developed by top U.S. abortion provider Planned Parenthood, material parents and critics say is… Read More

May 2, 2023
Public Education
As school absences mount, Virginia Ed. Dept. recommended not counting them for accreditation

As absenteeism plagues Virginia’s public schools, the state’s Board of Education voted to reject the Department of Education’s recommendation absences not be factored into accreditation. The board rejected… Read More

May 1, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Virginia school district upholds parental rights on sex book after challenge by ACLU

A school district superintendent is standing firm after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sent him a warning letter when the district removed 14 books containing… Read More

April 21, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Loudoun County teacher banned from putting Bible verse in email signature

A Loudoun County Public Schools teacher was banned from including a Bible verse in her email signature in what one legal group calls a First Amendment violation. The… Read More

April 20, 2023