Education

10:09 am
Wed February 20, 2013

K-12 Education Reform Press Conference with Gov Bobby Jindal

Lead in text: 
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal travels to Virginia at Governor McDonnell's request to help push the Governor's K-12 education plans, including an A - F grading system for schools. This is an unedited video of their joint press conference.
Uploaded by vagovernor on 2013-02-08.
Education
4:59 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

School Safety

Public schools would be required to establish threat assessment teams and procedures under legislation that has advanced in the House of Delegates.

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Education
12:32 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

"Fakes"- A Creative Writing Forum

We navigate the modern world through language:  Texts, tweets, forms, documents and disclaimers of all sorts.  But a new anthology raises a powerful question. question.

Matthew Vollmer reads from the introduction to his new collection titled “Fakes”.

“Fakes” is anthology of short essays by acclaimed writers including George Saunders, Lorrie Moore, Donald Bartleme and others.  Each one, a fictionalized or fantastical take on a familiar form.

“So I’ve been thinking about forms for another form of writing.”

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Education
10:37 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Teacher Evaluation Changes Head to the Governor

Legislation to change the process for evaluating public school teachers has cleared the Virginia Senate and is now on its way to the Governor. 

The bill is a compromise negotiated among major stakeholders, including the Virginia Education Association, the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, and the McDonnell administration.  But as that didn’t stop a senator from unsuccessfully proposing a few last-minute amendments.  

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Environment
3:14 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Jobs in Natural Resources

Steve McMullin, Virginia Tech
Photo: Virginia Tech

Everyone is wondering where the good jobs of the future will come from.  A professor in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment predicts they’ll be hiring in his field.

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