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Standards of Learning

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  • Failing marks for schools

    For parents of public school students in Poquoson, Williamsburg-James City County and York County, these are the best of times. Tuesday's report by the Virginia Department of Education bestowed full accreditation under the Standards of Learning program on...
  • 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...
  • Newport News sees progress in SOL scores but more work ahead

    Newport News sees progress in SOL scores but more work ahead
    Students in Newport News largely followed state trends for Standards of Learning tests in the 2013-2014 school year, making modest gains in math and dipping slightly in English and reading. NEWPORT NEWS — Students in Newport News largely followed...
  • Peninsula area students make gains in math SOL scores, reflecting state trend

    Peninsula area students make gains in math SOL scores, reflecting state trend
    Students in Hampton Roads schools made progress in math on annual state Standards of Learning tests, according to data released Wednesday, while the pass rates in reading and writing dipped slightly. The gains in math reflected statewide performance,...
  • Our 2014-15 lesson plan

    For Hampton Roads families, the past few weeks brought a flurry of purchases — clothes, shoes, notepads, pens, book bags and lunchboxes — in preparation for this week. Tuesday, children will once again shuffle down to the curbside to confirm...
  • Local schools awarded nearly $3 million to fund programs for at-risk students

    Four schools in Newport News and one in Hampton were recently awarded a total of nearly $3 million to fund programs for at-risk students over the next three years. The Virginia Department of Education's 21st Century Learning Center grants were open to...
  • 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...
  • 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...