Standards of Learning pass rates are now posted—and Virginia students posted gains in math SOL tests that were new two years ago.
But as officials predicted, scores on new, more rigorous English and science tests dropped, according to the data.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia Wright says students are now being challenged by the standards to achieve new levels of mastery at each grade level. She says the online-writing component is a very different approach than the traditional multiple-choice tests often associated with SOLs.
If voters can wade through the scandals facing Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe and his GOP rival, Ken Cuccinelli, they'll find substantive events where both candidates present ideas for the Commonwealth’s future.
In these last weeks of summer, faculties are gearing up for the onslaught of college students, but at the University of Virginia there’s great excitement about another group – community residents with an interest in medicine.
Each year, UVA organizes a free seven-week program that gives the average person a behind-the-scenes look at what really goes on in medical school.
Before starting Hotcakes, a busy restaurant in Charlottesville, Keith Rosenfeld gave serious consideration to medical study.
You might expect students who must attend summer school to complain, but at Buckingham School, summer is an exciting time, with students cultivating a garden of fresh fruits and vegetables, while gaining new knowledge in math, language and science. The garden is just one part of a new, 21st century complex based on the physical and psychological needs of kids.