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LISTEN: Polls Tighten In Virginia, And Local School Districts See Leadership Shakeups

Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey and The Washington Post's Robert McCartney discuss this week's top political stories in the region.
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Why An Amusement Park Has Dominion Over Virginia School Calendars

The Kings Dominion Law was passed at the behest of the amusement park, and it legally prohibits school divisions from opening before Labor Day unless they qualify for a waiver.
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Virginia's Public Schools Need More Money For Teachers, Say Education Advocates

As kids head back to school, parents, teachers and administrators are gearing up for a fight in Richmond, hoping to win greater state support for public education.
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Kids Cheer, Officials Jeer As Computer Glitches Delay Testing In Virginia

School officials from across Virginia are scrambling to catch up after three days of computer problems that delayed standardized testing.
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Virginia To Reconsider Standardized Tests

A Virginia committee has laid out 12 ways that schools in the commonwealth can move away from teaching to the test.
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Commission Suggests Changes That Could Help Bring Down College Costs In Va.

A Virginia commission studying why the costs of a college education have soared in the state has some suggestions about bringing them down.
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Feds Single Out Va. Schools For Restraining And Isolating Misbehaving Students

The U.S. Department of Education has singled out two Virginia schools for routinely putting students in isolation or physically restraining them in response to misbehavior.
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Troubled Alexandria School To Get New Building, But Will It Make A Difference?

School leaders in Alexandria are preparing for a new school year and a new start for a long-troubled school.
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Two Democrats Seeking To Replace Moran Say They Oppose Common Core Standards

Candidates in the hotly contested Democratic primary to replace longtime Congressman Jim Moran are divided about national education standards.
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George Mason University Adopts Gender-Neutral Student Housing

Leaders at George Mason University are about to create new gender-neutral student housing, a policy that would allow all kinds of students to live together — male, female and students who don't identify with either gender.

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