| Sep 26, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Ninety-three percent of Virginia's public schools are fully accredited, according to numbers released Wednesday afternoon by the Virginia Department of Education.
According to the VDOE, 96 percent of elementary schools and 88 percent of middle schools...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 11:05 AM
All eight Gloucester County schools received full accreditation by the Virginia Department of Education in a Wednesday announcement.
Gloucester joins 84 other Virginia school divisions, out of 132, in which all schools received accreditation....
| Aug 14, 2012
| 1:06 PM
As expected, the number of students passing Standards of Learning math exams plummeted this year, according to results released by the state Tuesday.
State and local officials predicted the plunge as students took more difficult SOL math exams this...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:26 PM
Acronyms are on the move in state education — schools are saying goodbye to meeting AYP targets and hello to measuring up under new AMOs.
The state will report this year's Standards of Learning exam results based on new annual measurable...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Last week, I reported on the state's new method of assessing student achievement on Standards of Learning exams, now that it has a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind accountability model.
The new objectives set by the state include a pass...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 1:49 PM
Students won't return until next week, but the school year has started for the teachers and staff of Roanoke City Schools. Monday morning, they kicked off the year with optimism, even as leaders acknowledged the challenges the school district continues to...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 6:29 PM
It's the day teachers and students either wait hopefully for or dread.
Standards of Learning test results for the past school year came in Tuesday. For math, a new test has seen some scores go way down.
Let's just jump right into the numbers and look at...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 1:39 AM
Amazement Square in Lynchburg is marking a pair of exciting milestones.
Guests will celebrate the museum's 10th birthday this week and one of them may be the one-millionth visitor.
Amazement Square opened its doors on March 24, 2001.
Housed in one...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 3:19 PM
Teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, abstinence; tough topics included in a bill making its way through the General Assembly.
The Senate passed a bill requiring each school district to adopt the state's Standards of Learning for family life...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 5:16 PM
On the ground and around the country, NASA's budget cuts are impacting space and science education including at a Southwestern Virginia school district.
If ever there was a mission of greater importance, the teachers inside one classroom at...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 2:45 PM
New River Valley students are spending time out of the classroom this week.
Four hundred 4th-graders are at Virginia Tech learning about the importance of agriculture.
It's called the Junior Hokie Showcase.
Students learn about different types of...