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Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Virginia teacher tenure bill dies in GOP-led Senate

After delaying a decision on the contentious bill for eight straight days, the Senate voted 23 to 17 to send it back to committee, effectively killing it for the year.

By Emma Brown  |  02:32 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Virginia teacher tenure bill dies in GOP-led Senate

After delaying a decision on the contentious bill for eight straight days, the Senate voted 23 to 17 to send it back to committee, effectively killing it for the year.

By Emma Brown  |  02:29 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Virginia Senate delays vote on teacher tenure measure

For the fourth day in a row, Virginia’s Senate put off voting on whether to eliminate tenure-style protections for teachers.

By Emma Brown  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia, Virginia politics, Virginia General Assembly, Education, Teacher tenure

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Proposal to eliminate teacher job protections still alive in Virginia Senate

A bill to eliminate teachers’ tenure-style job protections will return to the floor of the Virginia Senate next week.

By Emma Brown  |  09:47 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Senate debates teacher tenure bill

A Senate bill on eliminating certain tenure-related job protections appeared to be in jeopardy when a Republican senator asked for the vote to be delayed.

By Emma Brown  |  03:59 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  teacher tenure, general assembly

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Virginia House votes to eliminate teacher job protections

The fight now heads to the Senate, which is expected to vote Tuesday on a measure that would make far-reaching changes to teacher evaluations and employment.

By Emma Brown  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Fight over teacher tenure underway in Virginia

The fight over teachers’ job security is underway in the Virginia General Assembly, where committees are considering bills to eliminate tenure.

By Emma Brown  |  09:36 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  general assembly, tenure

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Va. has strong science standards, but may lose third-grade science test

Virginia’s science standards stand out as some of the most rigorous in the nation, according to the conservative Fordham Institute. But strong standards do little if they’re not taught.

By Emma Brown  |  10:56 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  science, general assembly