Education

A look at education issues around Virginia.

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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When students misbehave, how much discipline is too much? Lawmakers will be tackling that issue when they convene in Richmond for this year’s session.

One group in Richmond is doing something different to combat poverty. Taking kids from low-income neighborhoods and giving them what they often lack.... mentoring...guidance... a male role-model... all disguised as an after-school biking program. Richmond Cycling Corps it's called.

Milken Family Foundation

One Virginia teacher got a very special surprise today — a $25,000 teaching award to be used in any way she wants. 

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