Virginia Tech President Charles Steger will step down from the post he has held since 2000, once his successor begins work sometime next fall.
A search will begin immediately.
Steger has spent his entire career at the school, from undergrad to graduate degrees, becoming Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at age 33.
Under his tenure, Virginia Tech added forty major new buildings; among them, the soon to open Center for the Arts.
If you’re a parent or grandparent with young children, you’ve probably heard about red-shirting – a term borrowed from the world of college sports.
It refers to keeping a child back in school, so he or she will be a little older than classmates and have some academic and social advantages.
There are new calls for diversity at the University of Virginia where critics say the African American
population has dropped from 12 percent in 1995 to just 6 and a half percent today. Critics say UVA must up its financial aid to compete as Sandy Hausman reports.
The State Board of Education is moving forward with proposed "cut" or passing scores for Standards of Learning.
The new cut scores are to help implement more rigorous standards to promote college and career readiness.Depending on the subject, the cut scores will be applied to grades three, five, and eight for Science and grades five and eight for other subjects.
The Virginia Education Association is commemorating 150 years and 50,000 members. It was actually as the Civil War was raging in Virginia.
It began in a Petersburg church by a few men who wanted to make sure children still received an education in wartime.