It’s no surprise that California and Arizona top the list of states installing solar power, but Virginia’s neighbors - Maryland and North Carolina - are in the top ten. Critics say Virginia is a “dark spot” on the map because government policies don’t promote green energy. Now, however, the state legislature has approved a bill that will bring down one barrier to solar power.
The Virginia Senate has passed a series of bills to delay or weaken some of the controversial education accountability measures that were enacted in recent years.
One addresses the policy of grading schools using an A through F system that aimed to make school performance more understandable to parents.
Other bills would modify the rules governing when schools would be transferred to oversight of the newlycreated Opportunity Educational Institute and cut the number of Standards of Learning assessments.