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High school students in the Washington area celebrate and dissect the meaning of the nation’s first black president-elect. Video
November 12, 2008 – Education Week
West Virginia’s comprehensive—and clutter-free—education Web portal has won an award from a group that provides consulting services on educational information technology.
October 1, 2008 – Education Week
Tim Kaine, a Democrat, has been elected chairman of the Southern Regional Education Board.
August 13, 2008 – Education Week
The latest pension proposal offers teachers a chance to move to a defined-benefit program that would give teachers a guaranteed pension upon retirement.
March 26, 2008 – Education Week
The Virginia legislature has approved a bill that would direct the state board of education to decide whether to withdraw from participation in the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
March 19, 2008 – Education Week
Gov. Kaine highlighted early-childhood education in his State of the Commonwealth address, announcing a plan to expand the state‘s preschool program for 4-year-olds from low-income families.
January 16, 2008 – Education Week
Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi, and New Jersey are among the states that could be affected.
November 14, 2007 – Education Week
Gerald W. Bracey writes about the educational disparities between schools that have decent scores on standardized tests and those that don't.
September 5, 2007 – Education Week
Gov. Tim Kaine is pushing for an expansion of the existing Virginia Preschool Initiative, which uses public and private providers to serve about 12,500 4-year-olds eligible for free lunch.
August 29, 2007 – Education Week
Information on a classroom bulletin board is a form of school-sponsored, curricular speech, and a teacher did not have a free-speech right to post religious items on his bulletin board, a federal appeals court has ruled.
May 16, 2007 – Education Week

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