K - 12 http://wvtf.org en Scholastic Art Awards http://wvtf.org/post/scholastic-art-awards <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Forty Virginia high school students will head for college with an extra measure of confidence. &nbsp;They’re winners of a national art competition that awards medals, scholarships and a measure of prestige that could ensure admission to one of this country’s top art schools.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:47:14 +0000 Sandy Hausman 19721 at http://wvtf.org Scholastic Art Awards Roanoke Students Learn about Weather http://wvtf.org/post/roanoke-students-learn-about-weather <p>A Virginia Tech doctoral student’s project to feed low income residents of Roanoke has grown to include elementary schools, students, and teachers.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Tammy Parece’s doctoral project sounded simple enough.&nbsp; She wanted to find the best locations to establish community gardens in Roanoke to help eliminate hunger.&nbsp; The perfect locations must have temperatures cool enough to support a garden.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:13:15 +0000 Beverly Amsler 19090 at http://wvtf.org Roanoke Students Learn about Weather New Study on Education Spending http://wvtf.org/post/new-study-education-spending <p></p><p>The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank that promotes free markets, is out with a study suggesting increased spending for education makes no difference in students’ achievement, but critics dismiss that conclusion.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:13:39 +0000 Sandy Hausman 19045 at http://wvtf.org New Study on Education Spending The Virginia General Assembly Agrees on Education Reforms http://wvtf.org/post/virginia-general-assembly-agrees-education-reforms <p>It appears that while state lawmakers have lots of work to do in hashing out a compromise over Medicaid, they HAVE made some progress with education reforms that relate to the budget.&nbsp;&nbsp;The General Assembly revised the Standards of Learning assessments, charter school enrollment policy, and the process to measure schools using an A through F grading system.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:45:44 +0000 Tommie McNeil 18477 at http://wvtf.org The Virginia General Assembly Agrees on Education Reforms VA Lawmakers Join Asian Naming Dispute http://wvtf.org/post/va-lawmakers-join-asian-naming-dispute <p>Virginia's General Assembly has been caught in a dispute between Japan and Korea—and it's all over how students and teachers refer to the body of water between the two nations.</p><p>Throughout the session, Asian media, emissaries, and other interested parties have crowded committee meetings and Capitol hallways … and some have even met with the Governor.&nbsp;</p><p>The dispute is over whether the current name of the “Sea of Japan” in textbooks should be referred to in new versions as the "East Sea."</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:19:44 +0000 Tommie McNeil 16864 at http://wvtf.org VA Lawmakers Join Asian Naming Dispute