The Bulletin

Little payoff from state-funded Martinsville institute and more Va. headlines

By: - November 14, 2022 7:45 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Martinsville’s state-funded New College Institute is supposed to improve the economic prospects of people in one of the state’s poorest regions. An investigation by the Martinsville Bulletin found the educational facility “spent millions on salaries and programs that offered little payoff.” —Martinsville Bulletin

• New history and social science standards rolled out by Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration were blasted by the Virginia Education Association as “full of overt political bias.”—Washington Post

• “How Virginia’s Abigail Spanberger pulled off another thriller victory.”—Washington Post

• The Stafford County School Board is considering stricter policies on classroom decor, a move some see as targeting Pride flags and other pro-LGBTQ imagery.—Free Lance-Star

• A Virginia Tech football player was suspended for half his senior-year season after disclosing that he had bet on professional basketball, raising questions about whether NCAA rules on legalized sports betting are too strict.—The Athletic

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