The National Education Association's 153rd annual meeting began this week in Orlando, Florida. It's a gathering of thousands of educators from around the country to address pressing issues in the teaching profession. 

A priority on this year's agenda is the pending re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, most recently re-authorized in 2001 as No Child Left Behind.

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding massive open online courses at the college level -classes taught online, but the state of Virginia is moving full-speed ahead with an online program for high school students. 

Creative Commons

550 educators and advocates from ten nations gathered in Richmond to exchange ideas about a movement that they call “From STEM to STEAM.”  One major goal is to share best practices to attract more girls to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.  They say more creativity can help overcome the hurdles that have prevented girls from choosing STEM careers. 

Sweet Briar Saved

Jun 22, 2015

Sweet Briar College is back in business - at least for the coming academic year.  Virginia’s attorney general brokered a deal that will bring a new board of directors and president to the Amherst campus. 

VaNews for 6.22.15: High School Diplomas On-Line

Jun 22, 2015

Arlington County has made it a little more costly for people who violate the anti-profanity law...and Virginia will begin offering students a chance to get their public high school diplomas without ever seeing the inside of a classroom. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on