Education

A look at education issues around Virginia.

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At Virginia Commonwealth University, a group of students earning their master's in education have already spent a busy day student teaching. This evening they’re in a class of their own, practicing new lesson plans.

 

Chris Dematteo and Oonagh Krebs will both graduate this May. They’re not teachers yet, but they’ve already experienced some stigma against the profession.

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Lottery profits are supposed to go to education. Critics, however, say lawmakers are engaged in a bait and switch.

Building A Road Map For Teaching About Slavery

Feb 14, 2018
The Montpelier Foundation

It is a question that has long vexed America: How do we teach our history of slavery?  This month, James Madison’s Montpelier started working on an answer.

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There’s a push to get students excited about computer science and tech. A new public high school in Richmond is tapping into that trend. But the school, called CodeRVA, isn’t just relying on innovative curriculum. It’s also an entirely different model of teaching, where school is a workplace.

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As lawmakers return to Richmond this year, many of them will be focused on reforming Virginia’s system of standardized testing.

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