Education

A look at education issues around Virginia.

AP Photo / Steve Helber

Voters will face some stark choices when they vote for governor next month. The two major party candidates are on opposite ends of numerous issues from environmental issues to health care.

AP Photo / Steve Helber, File

During the election season, Virginia’s two major-party candidates for governor have clashed on everything from environmental issues to health care. This week a new division is emerging on education policy.

Virginia is one of the most highly educated states in the country.  A new report, however, shows an uneven nature to that education, with some communities left behind.

The Wythe of Our Dreams: When a High School Became Home

Jun 15, 2017

When Libby Germer started teaching at Wythe High School in Richmond, it was her first time teaching at a school where most of her students didn't look like her. Only 9-percent of Richmond Public School students are white, three-quarters qualify for free and reduced lunch.

Every year Virginia honors a teacher of the year, selecting a winner from nominees in counties all over the state.  This year, in Montgomery County, they’ve taken it a step further and chosen a ‘pre-school teacher of the year.'  But that’s as far as it goes because there’s no state level recognition in this category. As Robbie Harris reports, that says something about how society values early child hood education.  

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