Education

Jordy Yager

The Slave Dwelling Project recently held its largest ever event at the University of Virginia to commemorate the hundreds of enslaved men, women and children who built and ran the school in the 19th century. Nearly 3-dozen panels saw more than 100 speakers over the three days. But at the center was an outdoor sleepover in near freezing temperatures, where the enslaved would have slept.

Virginia Commonwealth University Library

Concerned about the high cost of text books for their students, some professors have begun creating their own free or low cost materials, and their universities are making it worth their while. 

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When students misbehave, how much discipline is too much? Lawmakers will be tackling that issue when they convene in Richmond for this year’s session.

Milken Family Foundation

One Virginia teacher got a very special surprise today — a $25,000 teaching award to be used in any way she wants. 

A new report from the University of Virginia shows about ten percent of students in this state’s public schools are absent for three weeks or more each year, and in three large districts the rates were even higher. 

When Professor Luke Miller and his colleagues graphed the number of kids who were chronically absent from public schools in Richmond, Petersburg and Norfolk, they ended up with something resembling the letter U:

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