Internet reports of an emergency lockdown at The College of William and Mary went national recently - but it never happened...and suspects are in custody in a string of arsons on Virginia’s eastern shore.
Newspaper stories about both made the most-clicked list for the past week at Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link. Fred Echols reports.
A new state school division to manage some underperforming schools is NOT the only change to public education to be approved this year by state lawmakers.
An array of new laws to revise some programs and expand others will soon take effect.
Under one law, schools must add early reading intervention services for kindergarten, first and second grades, AND algebra readiness intervention for sixth through ninth grades. Parents will receive clear, A-through-F report cards to rate local schools under a second law—sponsored by Delegate Tag Greason.
Opposition has continued to legislation that requires a new statewide school division to take over underperforming schools until they turnaround—even after Governor McDonnell proposed amendments last week.