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 from the Virginia Department of… Read More

August 8, 2022
Public Education
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 Public Schools after the district… Read More

August 1, 2022
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 lawmakers who have condemned them… Read More

July 26, 2022
Public Education
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 the school system handled two… Read More

July 13, 2022
Arizona, Virginia expand school choice options

(The Sentinel) – While some Kansas legislators remain unwilling to address parental concern over low and declining student achievement,  the Arizona and Virginia legislatures are taking action. In… Read More

July 12, 2022
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 initial startup costs of creating… Read More

July 7, 2022
Public Education
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 out of sexually explicit coursework… Read More

June 29, 2022
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 schools, but advocates for education… Read More

June 21, 2022
Virginia’s Youngkin proposes gas tax holiday, restores school choice in budget amendments

(The Center Square) – Virginians could pay less for gas over a three-month period and early release of some state prisoners could be delayed if the Virginia General Assembly goes along… Read More

June 17, 2022
Public Education
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 schools, which was sent to… Read More

June 3, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
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 program by more than half… Read More

June 3, 2022
Public Education
Youngkin: ‘We must change direction’ in light of K-12 education report revealing major decline

A new report reveals significant performance declines and achievement gaps in Virginia schools. “Today is a moment in time… Read More

June 1, 2022
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 “Court of Mist and Fury”… Read More

May 23, 2022
Public Education
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 achievement in Virginia’s public education… Read More

May 20, 2022
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 disputes being whether the state… Read More

May 19, 2022
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 charter school expansion in Virginia. Read More

May 16, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
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, but some advocates believe the… Read More

May 13, 2022
Public Education
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 of their next biennium budget. Read More

May 12, 2022
Christian Schools, Legislation
A ‘Once in 100-Years Moment’: Christian Schools Flooded with Applications as Controversies Plague Public Education

(CBN News) – Nestled in the rolling hills of northern Virginia sits a sprawling tree-lined campus. Classrooms inside this shuttered private school sit empty. Once-busy halls are eerily silent. Each… Read More

May 4, 2022
Public Education
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 as it awaits a decision… Read More

April 27, 2022