Virginia

A school bus collided with a trash truck in Arlington, Va., last week, killing one student immediately and injuring 13, one of whom died two days later.
April 27, 2005 – Education Week
Andrew J. Rotherham, a national education policy expert and former White House adviser, has been appointed to the Virginia state board of education by Gov. Mark Warner, a Democrat.
March 2, 2005 – Education Week
Robert R. Merhige Jr., who as a federal district court judge ordered the desegregation of many Virginia school districts, died on Feb. 18 in Richmond, Va. He was 86 and had recently had heart surgery.
March 2, 2005 – Education Week
Debating his Republican opponent for governor of Virginia in October 2001, about all that Mark Warner, a businessman and Democratic Party activist, could muster to say on K-12 education was that history questions on Virginia’s standardized tests might need some tweaking.
February 23, 2005 – Education Week
The school board in Staunton, Va., voted last week to keep its practice of allowing elementary pupils to attend Bible study classes during the instructional day.
February 23, 2005 – Education Week
A Fairfax County, Va., school board member has been chastised by his colleagues for sending a letter on homosexuality to principals.
February 16, 2005 – Education Week
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At Norview High School in Norfolk, Va., teachers used their academic departments to map out higher standards for teaching and learning. The result: soaring scores.
February 2, 2005 – Education Week
The Virginia state board of education is seeking waivers from the federal No Child Left Behind law to revise how it calculates adequate yearly progress and change the services it provides in schools not meeting that level.
January 26, 2005 – Education Week
State of the States: Education highlights from latest governor's address before the legislature.
January 26, 2005 – Education Week
Virginia lawmakers believed they were making history in June by approving $1 million in scholarships for African-Americans who had suffered gaps in their education decades ago when their local public schools closed rather than enroll blacks.
November 17, 2004 – Education Week

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