Education

A look at education issues around Virginia.

Virginia's favorite NFL team is making the case that its nickname and logo are no more offensive than many others that are allowed to stand....and some international students at Virginia Tech are among those accused of using fraudulent test scores to obtain student visas. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org

One group in Richmond is doing something different to combat poverty. Taking kids from low-income neighborhoods and giving them what they often lack.... mentoring...guidance... a male role-model... all disguised as an after-school biking program. Richmond Cycling Corps it's called.

http://www.vachildrensbookfestival.com/blog/

The Virginia Children's Book Festival is an opportunity to engage children in books and foster a love of reading. The festival is October 16 and 17th. 

    

Farm Bounty on the School Lunch Tray

Oct 14, 2015

Virginia recently celebrated farm-to-school week, highlighting the connection between farmers around the state and what’s on the tray in the lunch line.

But for one private school in Richmond, farm-to-table is more than just one week out of the year.

St. Andrews Elementary School in Richmond had some unusual visitors for lunch earlier this month -- chickens.

The two Rhode Island Reds were part of a lesson on healthy eating. Kindergarteners through fifth graders got to learn what the chickens eat, and how their diet affects the eggs they produce.

AP File Photo/Ted S. Warren

Virginia has begun distributing the funds from a $17.5 million-dollar federal grant to expand and enhance the Commonwealth’s early childhood education efforts.  Governor McAuliffe toured one of the schools that received money for its program and explained that the funds will be awarded to 11 high-need school divisions.

The Governor says the federal grant will bring additional children into the Virginia Preschool Initiative, which currently serves 18,000 at-risk four-year-olds.

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