K - 12 http://wvtf.org en SOL Innovation Committee Begins Work http://wvtf.org/post/sol-innovation-committee-begins-work <p>Governor McAuliffe's Standards of Learning Innovation Committee has held its inaugural meeting, and its members now have their marching orders.&nbsp;</p><p>One of their long-term goals is revise the school standards to be more interesting and far more inclusive.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:49:01 +0000 Tommie McNeil 24416 at http://wvtf.org SOL Innovation Committee Begins Work New Book Features History of the Virginia Education Association http://wvtf.org/post/new-book-features-history-virginia-education-association <p></p><p>The Virginia Education Association got its starts in the middle of the Civil War.&nbsp; The story of the VEA’s last 150 years is told in a book set for release next month.</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:09:02 +0000 Joe Staniunas 24404 at http://wvtf.org New Book Features History of the Virginia Education Association Issues for Educators http://wvtf.org/post/issues-educators <p></p><p>Nearly 9,000 educators from across the U.S. are gathered in Denver this week for the National Education Association’s 152nd Annual Meeting.&nbsp; Virginia alone has about 200 representatives attending.</p><p></p><p><br />Meg Gruber is the president of the Virginia Education Association, and says one of the most critical topics to be discussed at this year’s annual meeting and representative assembly, is the much criticized standardized testing.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:11:45 +0000 Lisa Fenderson 23709 at http://wvtf.org Issues for Educators EducationSuperHighway http://wvtf.org/post/educationsuperhighway <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Average Internet access and connectivity costs in Virginia schools are more expensive than the national average, and now a nonprofit organization has chosen the Commonwealth for a free program that will discover why and propose cost-lowering options. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Governor McAuliffe&nbsp;has announced that the “EducationSuperHighway” will gather detailed information from all school divisions, analyze the data, and then provide technical assistance. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:21:30 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 22337 at http://wvtf.org EducationSuperHighway Students Tour Virginia's Secure Laboratory http://wvtf.org/post/students-tour-virginias-secure-laboratory <p>Some Virginia students, along with First Lady Dorothy McAulifee, got a first-hand look at the State Department of General Services’ secure laboratory.&nbsp; It was part of National Laboratory Week and the experience of seeing DNA and bacteria, is offered to only a few.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:10:18 +0000 Tommie McNeil 20515 at http://wvtf.org Students Tour Virginia's Secure Laboratory