Virginia Schools Newswire

Towson University fires up a strict anti-smoking policy (Post, January 17, 2011)
Towson University douses smoking on campus (Post, January 16, 2011; 6:04 PM)
Virginia Board of Education withdraws approval of two history textbooks (Post, January 13, 2011; 10:31 PM)
Republican school board in N.C. backed by tea party abolishes integration policy (Post, January 12, 2011; 12:38 PM)
Maryland tops Education Week's rankings; Virginia is fourth (Post, January 11, 2011; 1:35 AM)
Publisher to replace faulted textbooks at no cost to Va. schools (Post, January 10, 2011; 9:09 PM)
Why history book mistakes can be good (Post, January 9, 2011; 6:17 PM)
Schools in Md., D.C. to adopt national academic standards, revise tests and teacher training (Post, January 9, 2011; 6:00 PM)
Erroneous history textbook 'Our Virginia' to be pulled from Fairfax schools (Post, January 7, 2011; 5:21 PM)
Loudoun schools chief seeks 3 percent employee raises (Post, January 6, 2011; 7:08 PM)
Fairfax Chamber of Commerce starts foundation to bolster public schools (Post, January 4, 2011; 8:11 PM)
Va. planetarium gets last-minute $100,000 donation that will help keep it open (Post, January 3, 2011; 7:39 PM)
Error-filled textbooks prompt Va. to call for revamped approval process (Post, December 29, 2010; 7:48 PM)
Some Va. history texts filled with errors, review finds (Post, December 29, 2010; 12:06 AM)
Low-achieving Va. high school turns crisis into challenge (Post, December 26, 2010; 7:36 PM)
Montgomery schools' decision to slow pace of math courses divides parents (Post, December 22, 2010; 10:17 PM)
To gauge safety better, schools need to survey teachers regularly (Post, December 19, 2010; 7:09 PM)
Laws fail to keep sex offenders from working in schools, federal report finds (Post, December 16, 2010; 4:59 PM)
Report: Area Latino students improving in 8th-grade math tests, but challenges remain (Post, December 14, 2010; 12:15 AM)
Alumni, NAACP in Winchester, Va., fighting over spelling of Douglas School's name (Post, December 12, 2010; 8:34 PM)
Foundation: Growth in test scores is sign of good teacher (Post, December 10, 2010; 10:19 PM)
Report: Many officials willing to replace half of staff to turn around schools (Post, December 9, 2010; 5:23 PM)
International test score data show U.S. firmly mid-pack (, December 7, 2010; 6:00 AM)
High schools get more federal education aid; report says graduation rates up (Post, November 30, 2010; 7:01 PM)
Loudoun teachers' surprise double serving for holiday: 2 bonus vacation days plus pay (Post, November 23, 2010; 11:33 PM)
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