This month, two young women from India and Pakistan shared the Nobel Prize for promoting the rights of kids in their countries.
Here in Virginia, another young woman is doing likewise – standing up to her high school principal and the school board.
The dramatic growth in this country’s Hispanic population is not news – except, perhaps, in Richmond, where the public schools were apparently caught off guard. Jesse Senechal is with a group called Richmond Teachers for Social Justice.
Dr. Timothy Sands has been officially installed as the 16th president of the University.
The former provost and acting president of Purdue, in Indiana, Sands got his Ph.D. from Berkeley in Materials Science and Engineering. Since he arrived in Virginia this past summer, he’s been talking with everyone from students and faculty to political leaders.
The new president of Tech had been living the motto of the university, even before he ever knew the phrase that defines it, “Ut Prosim, “That I may serve.”
Many teachers, parents, and policymakers have agreed that the state's Standards of Learning have forced classroom instruction to be geared toward test-taking, rather than developing more comprehensive learning skills. But as the SOLs are being revised, some are concerned that Social Studies-and ultimately the lessons that teach children civic engagement-are being minimized too much.