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Budget Amendment Would Allow Virginia Schools To Go Year-Round

It might be a terrifying concept for kids, but some Virginia legislators and education advocates say that schools should be given the option to stay open year-round.
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Cantor Says Democrats Are Chipping Away At School Choice

In an address on school choice and voucher programs this week, Virginia Republican Congressman Eric Cantor lashed out at President Barack Obama and others on how they seek to educate the country's children.
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Schools Along Route 1 In Fairfax County Struggle To Meet State Standards

New standardized test scores show that students who live along the Route 1 corridor in Fairfax County are struggling to meet minimum standards.

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Cuccinelli And McAuliffe Find Common Ground: Dislike Of Education Reform Law

Virginia's gubernatorial contenders rarely agree on much, but they seemd to have found a common distaste for Gov. Bob McDonnell's education reform law.

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Cuccinelli Declines To Defend Failing Schools Law

Virginia attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli says he won't defend a state law allowing for the state takeover of failing schools when it is challenged in court.

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Only Days Before School Starts, Alexandria Schools Superintendent Abruptly Resigns

The Alexandria School Board abruptly accepted the resignation of Superintendent Morton Sherman after a closed-door executive session on Thursday night.
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Groups File Suit To Stop Virginia From Taking Over Failing Schools

A pair of groups in Virginia is suing to stop a new law that would allow the commonwealth to take control of failing schools, saying that it flies in the face of the state constitution.

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School Enrollment Up In Virginia, Straining Resources

There are more students packed into Virginia public schools than ever, even as school budgets have been frozen in place, leaving administrators scrambling to plug the gaps.

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Virginia Lawmakers Encourage Teachers To Use Digital Media In Classrooms

As Virginia lawmakers continue to find ways to improve schools in their state, they encourage educators to think outside the textbook.

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University Of Virginia Faculty Questions President's Dismissal

Academic leaders want more information about the dismissal of President Teresa Sullivan, according to the Associated Press.