Virginia

Summer has been marked by changes in top education leadership posts in West Virginia, Mississippi, and Virginia.
July 13, 2005 – Education Week
Experts warned Southern education leaders meeting here that falling graduation rates may threaten the region’s progress in improving students’ test scores, access to preschool, and other advances in recent years in the poorest region of the United States.
June 29, 2005 | Updated: June 28, 2018 – Education Week (Web)
A study of 1,450 Virginia secondary schools, published this month in Psychological Science, suggests that students’ scores on state tests may be partly a function of where they live, how poor their classmates are, and whether they have access to competent teachers.
June 22, 2005 – Education Week
Two Virginians of different parties who are seen by political pundits as potential 2008 presidential contenders exchanged friendly handshakes and sat side by side at an education policy forum last week in Richmond, Va.
June 22, 2005 – Education Week
Texas Instruments is replacing thousands of calculators in Virginia schools after a 6th grader figured out that pressing two keys gave answers to problems state education officials say students should be able to do on their own.
June 15, 2005 – Education Week
African-Americans who were denied portions of their K-12 education when some Virginia schools resisted desegregation orders in the 1950s and 1960s are getting scholarships as compensation.
June 15, 2005 – Education Week
Virginia wants a few good math teachers for middle schools in academic trouble—and will pay annual bonuses of $10,000 to snag them.
May 25, 2005 – Education Week
Republican Sen. George Allen and several fellow Virginians in the House are seeking to amend the No Child Left Behind Act to free states like Virginia from core accountability measures in the federal law.
May 11, 2005 – Education Week
Because the Virginia Constitution allows governors to serve only a single four-year term at a time, Gov. Warner hoped to make his final legislative session a good one for public schools. He succeeded only in part.
May 4, 2005 – Education Week
Virginia has been denied its request to exempt 1st graders and kindergartners who are learning to speak English from reading and writing tests in English under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
April 27, 2005 – Education Week

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