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Standards of Learning

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  • SOL opt-outs rare on Peninsula, but are an option for parents

    SOL opt-outs rare on Peninsula, but are an option for parents
    Parents can opt out their children from taking the Standards of Learnings tests, although that option isn't promoted and is often discouraged by school officials.
  • Hampton's secretive superintendent search disrespects parents, community

    Hampton's secretive superintendent search disrespects parents, community
    The Hampton School Board's secretive search for a new superintendent shows little respect for city parents — at a time when the ailing school system needs all their support. Barely a third of the district's 30 schools — 12 — earned...

    Virginia Board of Education OKs expedited SOL test retakes

    Virginia Board of Education OKs expedited SOL test retakes
    Students now can get a second chance to pass their Standards of Learning tests sooner than the July 1 date set by the General Assembly's legislation. The Virginia Board of Education approved at its March 26 meeting a resolution allowing so-called...

    Expedited SOL retakes this year for Virginia middle schoolers

    Expedited SOL retakes this year for Virginia middle schoolers
    Elementary and middle school students who narrowly miss a passing grade on their state Standards of Learning tests this year will be able to re-take the test quickly. The Virginia Board of Education is set to approve the new policy Thursday, following...

    Hampton parents concerned about closing of Tarrant Elementary School

    Hampton parents concerned about closing of Tarrant Elementary School
    HAMPTON — One parent worries that her daughter won't receive the reading support she needs, while another feels changes will disrupt the consistency her special-needs son needs to thrive. These are just two of the people concerned about how the...