Virginia Schools Insider: Education

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Alexandria adult ed testing investigation: Federal funds frozen while probe continues

Va. Department of Education officials have suspended the program’s federal funds while they investigate testing irregularities.

By Emma Brown  |  04:55 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alexandria city public schools, Education

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Prince William’s deadlocked school board seeks to pass budget

The board, at an impasse on the budget, will try to decide tonight how to get teachers a “step” raise, which increases salaries based on experience and other factors.

By Jeremy Borden  |  05:50 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince William County, Education

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Fairfax teacher assigned students to do opposition research against GOP candidates, report says

A Fairfax teacher assigned students to conduct opposition research against GOP presidential candidates and send findings to the Obama campaign, the Daily Caller reports.

By Emma Brown  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Virginia, Education, presidential election

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Audit blasts Alexandria schools management as ‘dysfunctional’

The Alexandria school system’s management of its capital improvement budget is “dysfunctional,” an independent audit says.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Alexandria schools, Education

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 12:45 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Prince William Education Association endorses ‘work to rule’ campaign protesting salary freezes

The teachers want promised “step” salary increases. The campaign could affect after-school activities.

By Jeremy Borden  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince William County, Education

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Virginia does not apply for federal pre-K funding

The state, which could have received up to $60 million, was one of 15 that did not apply.

By Emma Brown  |  06:19 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  virginia state board of education, bob mcdonnell, race to the top