| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Students in Williamsburg-James City Schools did better on Standards of Learning tests in earth science, biology, algebra and several other subject areas but slipped on six different levels of reading, according to test results released Wednesday by the...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:11 PM
The Virginia Department of Education preliminary Standards of Learning (SOL) test results released Wednesday reflect a more rigorous English and writing standard.
Locally, results follow some statewide trends, including higher math scores. However,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Students in Hampton Roads schools made progress in math on annual state Standards of Learning tests, according to data released Wednesday, while the pass rates in reading and writing dipped slightly.
The gains in math reflected statewide performance,...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Virginia's General Assembly passed a law in 2013, effective that same year, that allowed its citizens to register to vote via the Internet. But according to an Aug. 14 Washington Post story, on a test question on the 2014 Civics and Economics Standards of...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Four schools in Newport News and one in Hampton were recently awarded a total of nearly $3 million to fund programs for at-risk students over the next three years.
The Virginia Department of Education's 21st Century Learning Center grants were open to...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:45 PM
MATHEWS – Public education is at a critical point in time, according to Ben Kiser, executive director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, the guest speaker at Tuesday's opening convocation for Mathews County Public Schools....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Ask the usual proponents of public education — school superintendents, school boards and the teachers' union — about what is wrong with our public schools and their plaints will usually boil down to lack of money and too many demanding tests...
| Aug 1, 2014
He's served as commissioner of welfare reform for former Gov. George Allen. He's helped raise funds for candidates across the political spectrum — Democrats and Republicans.
Walk into his office at Hampton University and you'll see photos of him...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:44 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe may be facing GOP opposition to his high-priority push to expand Medicaid, but on Wednesday he asked for help from what has been a traditionally Republican-leaning group – the state's business...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Q: Is realignment and having schools of strictly similar sizes play each other in state tournaments a good thing?
Barner: Yeah, I think it’s a good thing, but I think it was that way before, except for schools like Phoebus and Bruton that choose to...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:58 AM
We checked in with Chuck Wagner, the Gloucester school system's assistant superintendent of instructional services, on this year's Standards of Learning results.
Gloucester schools had mixed results in the SOL tests, with gains measured in math and...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:35 PM
JAMES CITY – The tennis pecking order is clear: at Jamestown High, in Region I and in the family.
Triple-crown winner Leah Walter is No. 1. The senior, outstanding academically and on the court, has earned ample opportunity to try to extend that...