Public Education
Scrutinized Northern Virginia school board up for reelection

(The Center Square) – Tuesday’s Virginia General Assembly general election will be in the national spotlight as interested parties watch to see if Gov. Glenn Youngkin has been able to… Read More

November 6, 2023
Washington Post story on own education poll ignores important takeaways on transgender policies from survey

A Washington Post story reporting on its own survey of voters about education issues in Virginia ignores important takeaways of the survey’s findings, especially on transgender issues. On the biggest… Read More

October 25, 2023
Public Education
Parents sue Virginia school board for rejecting Gov. Youngkin’s transgender policies

Two parents are suing their Virginia school district for refusing to follow state policy regarding transgender students’ bathroom use and sports participation. The guidance, which was… Read More

October 2, 2023
Garland won’t say if Youngkin right to pardon father charged after protesting daughter’s sexual assault

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Attorney General Merrick Garland declined to say Wednesday whether Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, should have pardoned a father who was… Read More

September 22, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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