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Public Education
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 scores in the 2022 National… Read More

October 25, 2022
Public Education
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 rules in school districts could… Read More

October 24, 2022
Public Education
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 of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. Read More

October 21, 2022
Culture
Youngkin blasts Democrat’s bill criminalizing parents who do not affirm a child’s ‘gender identity’

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin this week blasted a Democrat state legislator’s proposed law that would make it a crime of child abuse for parents not to affirm a… Read More

October 20, 2022
Culture
Virginia lawmaker to reintroduce bill that would incriminate parents for not affirming child’s sexual orientation and gender identity

Virginia parents could be the target of felony or misdemeanor charges for not affirming their child’s sexual orientation or gender identity if a Virginia lawmaker gets her way. Democratic… Read More

October 14, 2022
Public Education
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 Education, but others want the… Read More

October 14, 2022
Public Education
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 to use bathrooms that correspond… Read More

October 12, 2022
Public Education
Virginia governor defends draft policies on gender, emphasizes parental rights 

Gov. Glenn Youngkin is defending his draft education policies that make Virginian parents the primary decision-makers for their kids, especially regarding gender issues.  The governor’s proposed “2022… Read More

September 29, 2022
Public Education
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 is warning that those numbers… Read More

September 26, 2022
Culture
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 mixed reactions from interest groups,… Read More

September 21, 2022
Culture
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 parents, per new guidelines from… Read More

September 19, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Virginia rally against “racist and divisive ideologies” to include prominent speakers and local stakeholders

Three Loudon County, Virginia parent advocacy groups will host a rally on Tuesday to demand “an end to the racist and divisive ideologies” in public education.  … Read More

September 9, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Virginia Governor blasts ‘progressives’ and vows to keep up the fight for parents’ rights at Back-to-School rally

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin criticized progressive school administrators in Fairfax County Public Schools for what he said were violations of parental rights.  Youngkin made the comments as… Read More

September 7, 2022
Public Education
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 making it difficult for qualified… Read More

September 2, 2022
Courts
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 his case, but he may… Read More

September 1, 2022
Public Education
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 of Education approving formal guidelines… Read More

August 19, 2022
Public Education
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 solidified a 5-4 majority for… Read More

August 16, 2022
Public Education
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 2022-2023 school year. During the… Read More

August 16, 2022
Culture, Public Education
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 on a new law that… Read More

August 12, 2022
Public Education
Virginia Republican Women’s Club book drive aims for 1,000 age-appropriate books for Loudoun County schools

The Loudon County, Virginia Republican Women’s Club plans to present more than 1,000 books to their local public school board in September, as part of an initiative to stock… Read More

August 8, 2022