EDUCATION

A study from the Coastal Plant Ecology Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University found that a naturally occurring process that has made barrier islands resilient to sea-level rise has been affected by climate change and is making the islands more susceptible to the impact of rising water levels.Typically, Virginia's barrier...
By 2026, Virginia Community College Chancellor Glenn DuBois thinks colleges will be competing so hard for students, it will feel like “The Hunger Games.”“Beginning in 2026, we will see a decline in the traditional college-aged student that is more dramatic than we’ve ever seen before,” DuBois said in a...
Alexandra Zernik/ Capital News Service Descendants of those involved in the milestone Supreme Court decision preventing African Americans from becoming citizens will come together and share their story of reconciliation and repentance, 162 years after the decision. Lynne Jackson and Charles Taney will speak at the Claude G. Perkins Living and...
After five years, Cody Sigmon is leaving his job as a teacher to become a behind-the-scenes IT employee at Ohio University.Sigmon, 27, a middle school teacher in Chesterfield, helped organize thousands of educators across the state for several months, culminating in a January march on the Capitol to advocate...
Hundreds of members of the Virginia Education Association — the state's de facto teacher's union — briefly marched around downtown Richmond Friday.The group was led by a red school bus bearing a banner that said "Fund Our Future," and was calling attention to new national data that shows Virginia's...
Norfolk State University plans to establish the state’s first academic, nonpartisan think tank focused on African Americans and other residents of color, dubbed the Center for African American Public Policy.And once it's launched, they're hoping Gov. Ralph Northam will help them mark the occasion.Soji Akomolafe, chair of NSU's political...
By Rosemarie O’Connor/Capital News ServiceWestboro Baptist Church is planning to visit Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia State Capitol on March 11, though it’s unclear how much access the group will have to university grounds.The Westboro Baptist Church is infamous for its posters that feature slurs against the LGBTQ...
Governing boards of public colleges and universities may soon have to hold public comment sessions before raising tuition.A bill from Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, unanimously passed the Senate this week. Petersen has introduced the bill during the last two sessions, but it got stuck in the Senate Finance Committee.Over...
Republican leaders of the House Appropriations committee left most of Gov. Ralph Northam’s budget proposals out of their own budget that invests heavily in education.Del. Chris Jones, R-Suffolk, committee chairman, made clear Northam would not get all of the $2.1 billion of budget amendments he rolled out in the...
The Senate's Education and Health Committee advanced legislation Thursday that would allow public high schools to offer an elective Bible study course.The legislation is part of a nationwide push in Florida, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Virginia and West Virginia, according to USA Today."It teaches a lot about all other religions. It teaches a...