Education

A look at education issues around Virginia.

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A new report shows that while Virginia is making improvements for its children in education and health, other areas such as economic well-being continue to falter.

Did the Obama administration go too far when it directed the nation's schools to let transgender students use bathrooms of their choice? The Gloucester County School board is asking the United States Supreme Court to consider their appeal of a fourth circuit ruling allowing a transgender student to use the boys bathroom.

Fully Sustainable Classroom Launches in Floyd County

Jun 9, 2016

A 99-year-old, 40-foot green boxcar at Apple Ridge Farm summer camp in Floyd County has been repurposed into a completely sustainable, off-the-grid classroom called EBase USA.

http://ruonline.virginia.gov/broadbandsurvey/survey/ruonline/

Virginia and localities are trying to get a handle on how widespread--or not--broadband access is in the state. A new survey website from The Center for Innovative Technology and Virginia Tech will track where the internet holes are. 

Open Mic: The Graduate

May 24, 2016
Holly Marcus, Special to the Staunton News Leader

It’s graduation season, and millions of young people are collecting diplomas – but they’re not alone.  More and more older Americans are wrapping up a college degree – among them Charlottesville – area author Faith Andrews Bedford.

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