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Teacher Evaluation Changes Head to the Governor

Feb 12, 2013

Legislation to change the process for evaluating public school teachers has cleared the Virginia Senate and is now on its way to the Governor. 

The bill is a compromise negotiated among major stakeholders, including the Virginia Education Association, the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, and the McDonnell administration.  But as that didn’t stop a senator from unsuccessfully proposing a few last-minute amendments.  

VaNews from VPAP for 02.11.13

Feb 11, 2013
Virginia Public Access Project

A pair of Virginia lawmakers were surprised this past week, one when a stranger was introduced as his mother in the state Senate chamber and another when a picture of a traffic stop was posted - temporarily - on Twitter.

Those were among the week’s most- read stories at VaNews, the Virginia Public Access Project’s daily compilation of newspaper articles about government and politics in Virginia at vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.

Jobs in Natural Resources

Feb 11, 2013
Photo: Virginia Tech

Everyone is wondering where the good jobs of the future will come from.  A professor in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment predicts they’ll be hiring in his field.

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