| Nov 4, 2014
| 1:11 PM
HAMPTON—Hampton City Schools Superintendent Linda Shifflette explained how changes to Standards of Learning tests have led to lower student scores across Virginia, including Hampton, as part of Monday's Community Education Forum.
| Nov 6, 2014
| 12:28 PM
HAMPTON — Leigh Szukelewicz leads students in a rousing rap song called the "Coastal Plains Rap," extolling everything from the region's peanuts and seafood, to history and shipbuilding.
This is how Standards of Learning lessons are taught, and...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Local school divisions largely followed a statewide trend of more students graduating on-time from high school, according to data released by the state Wednesday.
School officials praised the increase as the culmination of years of focused efforts to...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:57 PM
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,...
| Sep 15, 2014
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,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:06 PM
I realize that when the governor asks to see the crab numbers move up, that the Virginia Marine Resource Commission and the Natural Resource Department have to respond. After all, they serve at the pleasure of the governor — and they would all...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:58 PM
RICHMOND – A committee put together to take a deep dive on state testing reforms is on track to make recommendations to the Virginia General Assembly before year's end.
The Standards of Learning Innovation Committee, created during this year's...
| Aug 1, 2014
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:42 PM
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...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:10 AM
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...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:32 PM
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...