Education

A look at education issues around Virginia.

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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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A recent report found that Virginia’s public schools are more segregated today than ten years ago. According to the report, students who are poor, black, and Latino in Virginia are increasingly isolated -- attending schools with other students like themselves.

Chris Duncombe is with The Commonwealth Institute. He analyzed state data on public schools.

Teacher Residency Model Gains National Attention

Nov 2, 2016
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If you want to be a teacher, you can go to school and pay for your master’s in education. Or, you can make a 4-year commitment to teaching in Richmond Public Schools in exchange for a master’s degree through Virginia Commonwealth University, a practically-guaranteed job, and learning through doing.

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