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
George Mason university president defends invitation to Gov. Youngkin for commencement speech

Amid some student backlash, the president of Virginia’s George Mason University is standing behind the decision to invite Gov. Glenn Youngkin to speak at commencement.  “As president… Read More

March 31, 2023
Public Education
Youngkin appoints new superintendent of public instruction

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s Chief Academic Officer Lisa Coons has been appointed to serve as Virginia’s new superintendent of public instruction, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday. Coons, who… Read More

March 23, 2023
Public Education
Virginians to offer feedback on history standards

(The Center Square) – The Virginia Board of Education this week is beginning a series of public hearings on the most recent draft of the state’s history and social… Read More

March 14, 2023
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
Culture, Public Education
Virginia’s teachers’ union sneaks CRT, Marxism into classrooms despite ban

The Virginia Education Association is finding ways to introduce Critical Race Theory (CRT) materials into classrooms, despite a statewide ban. In February, as a part of its Black… Read More

March 13, 2023
Youngkin fields questions on CRT, history standards

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin outlined and defended his stance on a range of education topics, including Critical Race Theory and transgender students in sports, during… Read More

March 10, 2023
Virginia House committee defeats effort to enshrine abortion in Constitution

(The Center Square) – Efforts by Virginia Democrats to advance a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow voters to decide whether to place reproductive health protections in the state constitution,… Read More

February 22, 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
School choice bill clears first hurdle in Virginia House

(The Center Square) – A bill backed by Virginia Republican lawmakers to create “Education Success Accounts” to help parents pay for education expenses – including private school tuition –… Read More

January 18, 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
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
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
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
Public Education
Google to invest $300 million in Virginia, joins education partnership

(The Center Square) – Google has pledged to invest about $300 million into Virginia and joined a computer science partnership with Virginia’s K-12 public school system, community colleges and higher… Read More

April 20, 2022