Government & Politics

Education
4:44 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Fixing Failing Schools

Virginia’s most underperforming schools would be transferred to a new state Opportunity Educational Institution thanks to General Assembly passage of a budget amendment over the weekend. 

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Government & Politics
12:27 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

VaNews for 02.25.13

A Virginia sheriff was surprised when his statement against gun control laws was removed from his county’s website and the General Assembly is trying to make it easier for parents to get information from online accounts after the death of a child. The Virginia Public Access Project reports those were among the most clicked newspaper stories this week at the VaNews link at vpap.org.  Fred Echols reports.

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Law & Crime
3:20 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Electoral Laws

Virginia attorneys general would have the power to investigate and prosecute violations of election laws under legislation that has been approved by the state Senate. 

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10:09 am
Wed February 20, 2013

K-12 Education Reform Press Conference with Gov Bobby Jindal

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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.
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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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