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Law & Courts Lawsuit Challenges Admissions Changes Meant to Boost Diversity at Acclaimed High School
The suit says the plan for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia will hurt Asian-American enrollment
Mark Walsh, March 10, 2021
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Transgender student Gavin Grimm challenged a policy of the Gloucester County, Va., school board that barred him from using the men's restroom. The school board has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case.
Transgender student Gavin Grimm challenged a policy of the Gloucester County, Va., school board that barred him from using the men's restroom. The school board has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case.
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Law & Courts School District Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Scope of Transgender Student Rights
A Virginia district appeals a ruling in the case involving Gavin Grimm's effort to use a restroom consistent with his gender identity.
Mark Walsh, February 19, 2021
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Students at Louisa County High School in Mineral, Va., sit behind plexiglass dividers to promote social distancing.
Students at Louisa County High School in Mineral, Va., sit behind Plexiglas dividers. Virginia lawmakers are considering a bill that would require all school districts to offer in-person instruction with COVID-19 precautions.
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States Governors, State Lawmakers: Schools Should Reopen for In-Person Learning
After months of leaving the decision up to districts, state leaders are taking a more direct role in getting students back in classrooms.
Evie Blad, February 11, 2021
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Photograph of T.C. Williams High School from King Street Facing North.
Students are involved in renaming T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. The storied school was originally named for a former superintendent who was an avowed segregationist.
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Teaching & Learning With Name Changes, Schools Transform Racial Reckoning Into Real-Life Civics Lessons
Educators and students find educational value in an effort to rename the school made famous by the movie “Remember the Titans.”
Corey Mitchell, December 18, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Do America's Public Schools Owe Black People Reparations?
School districts must make amends for their racist history, writes Daarel Burnette II. What should that look like?
Daarel Burnette II, September 23, 2020
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Education Confederate-Named Schools Honor 'Racist Past,' Virginia Governor Says
Public and private schools named for leaders of the Confederacy have come under renewed scrutiny amid the national Black Lives Matter protests.
Corey Mitchell, July 8, 2020
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Tennessee Voucher Law Ruled Unconstitutional; Gov. Shifts Strategies

May 11, 2020
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School & District Management How Schools Will Overcome the 'Coronavirus Slide:' Ideas From 5 Superintendents
With many school buildings closed for the rest of the academic year—and more to follow—district leaders turn their attention to making up for what may be deep learning losses.
Denisa R. Superville, April 7, 2020
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Recruitment & Retention Coronavirus Is Pushing Teacher Hiring Online. Here's What That Means
Districts that can screen, interview, and select candidates virtually will have less disruption to their hiring, despite how coronavirus is upending every aspect of school operations.
Elizabeth Heubeck, March 30, 2020
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Teaching Profession 'A Game Changer': Virginia Teachers Close to Getting Collective Bargaining Rights
A measure now before Virginia's governor would let teachers bargain with local boards over wages and working conditions if a local board authorizes it.
Madeline Will, March 10, 2020
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First-graders Kavin Prabu, left, and Vasu Selvakumar, select activities from the “recess kit” during a break at Centerville Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Va.
First-graders Kavin Prabu, left, and Vasu Selvakumar, select activities from the “recess kit” during a break at Centerville Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Va.
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Student Well-Being Doubling Recess Time to Put Play Back in the School Day
The Virginia Beach City schools decided to make a big change, doubling the amount of recess the district offered.
Alyson Klein, February 25, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Virginia
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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Christal Corey, right, a 7th grade achievement coach in the Higher Achievement after-school program at Boushall Middle School in Richmond, Va., works with Tedi Johnson, 13, left, and Micah Lemons, 12. The program is geared to helping middle school students nab a spot in college-prep high schools near their homes.
Christal Corey, right, a 7th grade achievement coach in the Higher Achievement after-school program at Boushall Middle School in Richmond, Va., works with Tedi Johnson, 13, left, and Micah Lemons, 12. The program is geared to helping middle school students nab a spot in college-prep high schools near their homes.
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College & Workforce Readiness This Program Preps Middle Schoolers for Top-Notch High Schools
With an intensive blend of academic and social-emotional supports, the Higher Achievement after-school program is helping middle schoolers in under-resourced communities land a spot in top public and private high schools near their homes.
Catherine Gewertz, April 3, 2019
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Families & the Community How Well Are Schools Supporting Military Children With Special Needs? (Video)
Any parent whose child has special needs can find navigating a school system challenging. But that stress is compounded for military families, who move repeatedly among schools that may offer different services.
Mike Bock, January 31, 2019
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