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Standards of Learning

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  • Gloucester SOL scores mirror state trend

    GLOUCESTER – Majority of the Standards of Learning test results for Gloucester County mirror that of the statewide trend with upward movement in math scores but drops in reading numbers. Superintendent of Schools Walter Clemons said he expects,...
  • Newport News, Hampton see drops in accreditation

    Newport News, Hampton see drops in accreditation
    Newport News and Hampton both saw fewer schools in their divisions fully accredited by the state, according to data released Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Education. Eleven schools in Newport News were fully accredited for this school year,...
  • Mathews sees improvements, challenges in SOL results

    Mathews sees improvements, challenges in SOL results
    MATHEWS – When Mathews Schools' Superintendent David Holleran looks at the latest Standards of Learning test results he sees both successes and challenges. "The division did an exceptional job all around," he said. "We seemed to have turned the...
  • State Sen. Lewis hosts first town hall in Mathews

    MATHEWS – One headache from the farthest fringe of his sprawling district had a familiar ring when state Sen. Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. held his first town hall meeting in Mathews County. At the meeting this week, Supervisor Jack White told the senator...
  • Hampton University's Bill Thomas wants change in education

    Hampton University's Bill Thomas wants change in education
    He's served as commissioner of welfare reform for former Gov. George Allen. He's helped raise funds for candidates across the political spectrum — Democrats and Republicans. Walk into his office at Hampton University and you'll see photos of him...
  • Mathews convocation kicks off school year

    Mathews convocation kicks off school year
    MATHEWS – Public education is at a critical point in time, according to Ben Kiser, executive director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, the guest speaker at Tuesday's opening convocation for Mathews County Public Schools....
  • Keep an open mind

    Ask the usual proponents of public education — school superintendents, school boards and the teachers' union — about what is wrong with our public schools and their plaints will usually boil down to lack of money and too many demanding tests...
  • Transcript of the Daily Press conversation with area athletic directors concerning VHSL reorganization

    Q: Is realignment and having schools of strictly similar sizes play each other in state tournaments a good thing? Barner: Yeah, I think it’s a good thing, but I think it was that way before, except for schools like Phoebus and Bruton that choose to...
  • Q & A on Gloucester schools SOL results

    We checked in with Chuck Wagner, the Gloucester school system's assistant superintendent of instructional services, on this year's Standards of Learning results. Gloucester schools had mixed results in the SOL tests, with gains measured in math and...
  • McAuliffe calls on Virginia businesses to support Medicaid expansion

    McAuliffe calls on Virginia businesses to support Medicaid expansion
    WILLIAMSBURG — Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe may be facing GOP opposition to his high-priority push to expand Medicaid, but on Wednesday he asked for help from what has been a traditionally Republican-leaning group – the state's business...
  • Tennis: Jamestown's Leah Walter joins sister for Region I doubles title, beats her in singles final

    Tennis: Jamestown's Leah Walter joins sister for Region I doubles title, beats her in singles final
    JAMES CITY – The tennis pecking order is clear: at Jamestown High, in Region I and in the family. Triple-crown winner Leah Walter is No. 1. The senior, outstanding academically and on the court, has earned ample opportunity to try to extend that...