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Va. public school enrollment below pre-pandemic levels
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Nov 30, 7:03 AM: Last year, 44,000 students left the state’s public schools, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Even after the state mandated reopening schools for five days a week, the number of students lagged by 46,000 students this >
Opinion: Virginia election is a teachable moment for unions
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Nov 29, 8:56 AM: This disconnect between unions and their members isn’t just a Virginia phenomenon. Across the country, teachers unions exercise their power at the expense of individual teachers’ rights.
'We are losing teachers like no other time in history' | Teacher shortages persist across the region
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Nov 24, 8:23 AM: The issue of teacher shortages across the region seems to continually get worse as staff members are left frustrated with some school districts being forced to change their calendars.
In Virginia, frustration with schooling during the pandemic played a part in Youngkin’s win.
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Nov 15, 10:31 AM:

While some parents supported the cautious approach — driven by teachers’ unions, school boards and some administrators — others became frustrated and angry, especially in suburban counties like Fairfax and Arlington.

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Opinion: Youngkin can chart a different path for education in Virginia
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Nov 15, 6:33 AM: Now is the time to think differently. That public schooling leaves parents with little power and forces painful conflict may never have been clearer than over the last year-and-a-half. Gov.-elect Youngkin needs to see this >
School board seeks to maintain current state funding despite enrollment drop
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Nov 15, 5:52 AM: The Loudoun County School Board passed a measure on Tuesday allowing the school district’s legislative consultants in Richmond to advocate for the preservation of current levels of state funding on behalf of LCPS for the >
‘My favorite part of the week’: William & Mary students tutor W-JCC students, a partnership that’s lasted more than 25 years
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Nov 12, 6:35 AM: Excited chatter breaks out as they wait in anticipation for their mentors to arrive. For the next two hours, they will dive back into their studies and get one-on-one tutoring from William & Mary students. >
Charter Schools Appear Poised to Change Dramatically Next Year
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Nov 11, 9:28 AM: The upcoming session of the General Assembly may see some major changes in terms of how charter schools work in Virginia.
Richmond school leader bemoans 'tragic' choice to stick with virtual learning
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Nov 10, 9:53 AM: The Superintendent of Richmond Public Schools called the results heartbreaking. Initial Virginia Growth Assessment test scores showed Richmond students, in grades 3 thru 8, 35-percent of students were considered proficient >
Virginia House Republicans outline agenda as Democrats hold out hope on uncalled races
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Nov 5, 4:56 AM: The current House minority leader also spoke about school choice, embracing a proposal from Youngkin to bring more charter schools to Virginia.
In Virginia, frustration with schooling during the pandemic played a part in Youngkin’s win.
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Nov 4, 9:56 AM: Last year, districts in Virginia, led by Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, were some of the last to reopen classrooms full-time. While some parents supported the cautious approach — driven by teachers’ unions, school >
Youngkin’s victory in Virginia seen as win for ‘parental rights’ in education
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Nov 4, 9:54 AM: On day one, we’re going to work,” Youngkin said. “We’re going to restore excellence in our schools. … We’re going to embrace our parents, not ignore them."
Black and Latino voters often pick Democrats. But Republicans of color just won 2 big ‘firsts’ in Virginia.
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Nov 4, 6:25 AM: In addition to the HBCUs — funding for which Youngkin has said he plans to include in his budget — Sears is an advocate for government-funded school vouchers, which she has said could help Black students in communities >
McAuliffe concedes; Youngkin pledges new path as Virginia's next governor
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Nov 4, 5:14 AM: But, Youngkin also promised to bring more school choice to Virginia, which only has a handful of charter schools. “We are going to … close the gap on giving parents an opportunity to select where their kids go to school,” >
Youngkin win built by small gains in key groups
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Nov 3, 8:07 AM: Schools became a major focus of the governor’s race for Youngkin, who localized a debate happening nationwide after McAuliffe said during a debate that parents shouldn’t “be telling schools what they should teach. >
In this Washington-area school system, more than 10,000 students remain virtual
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Nov 2, 8:47 AM: But for other students in Rubin’s Capitol Heights Elementary class, school is still virtual — with mornings that start at home on a computer and learning that happens mostly online. It’s not always what families want, but >
Education concerns at center stage in Virginia governor’s election
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Nov 2, 5:26 AM: According to an Emerson College poll, education is the most important issue for likely voters in the election with jobs and COVID-19 placing second and third, respectively. Both Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin and >
Glenn Youngkin: Parents matter in education – Virginia election will decide fate of students, schools
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Nov 1, 9:39 AM: The most basic obligation of any Virginia school is to provide all children a high-quality education
Montgomery County supervisors pass voucher item on split vote
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Nov 1, 7:56 AM: Supervisors, on a 4-3 vote split along party lines, approved their legislative priorities last week and they include a request for state lawmakers to let school vouchers or tax credits be available to public school >
New Va. data shows less than half of kindergarteners met benchmarks for school readiness after 2020-21 school year
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Oct 27, 8:35 AM: Virginia’s kindergarteners lost academic and social skills during the last school year. That’s according to statewide data from the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP).

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