Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 8:55pm
For his education secretary, Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe has picked someone steeped in Virginia government: Anne Holton. The former Virginia first lady is the wife of Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, himself a past Virginia governor; the daughter of another former governor, Linwood Holton; and a onetime judge on Richmond's Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 12/22/2013 - 2:38pm
While Latinos are poised to become the state's largest ethnic group in 2014, they continue to score lower on standardized tests, graduate at lower rates and drop out more often than other students.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 12/22/2013 - 2:36pm
Matthew Blomstedt said he wants to build a state data system that's more organized and easier for schools to use, so they can monitor student progress.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 12/22/2013 - 2:33pm
That graduation requirement, coupled with budget pressures facing districts across the state, has often put elementary and middle school arts programs on the chopping block.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 2:45pm
TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility), a five-person educational theater company based out of New Hampshire visited the school to perform a one-hour musical skit for kindergarten through fifth-graders.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 2:43pm
The Cumberland Valley School District has agreed to lease out a portion of its campus to Verizon. Under the agreement, the cell phone giant would pay the district an annual $24,000 to build a tower on their land.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 2:39pm
DA Daily will resume publication on January 6, 2014. Best wishes for a joyous holiday season.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 2:38pm
A new program mandated by the General Assembly requires third-grade students to pass the state end-of-grade reading exam or risk being held back.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 9:10am
Earlier this month, volunteers and staff members from The Education Partnership distributed 7,774 holiday packages filled with school supplies to needy children in 22 area schools. The partnership is hoping for a financial boost for that effort from an Education Tree set up at The Mall at Robinson where shoppers can make a $15 donation in return for a handmade ornament.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 9:08am
Indiana's State Board of Education is set to release "A-F" school grades for the 2012-13 school year four months after a grade change scandal sparked a review of the grading system. Schools are graded based on a series of factors including test scores, graduation rates and other performance measurements. The grades have become increasingly important factors recently in determining teacher pay, school funding and possible state takeover.