EDUCATION

The Freedom of Information Act Advisory Council will study a bill that would require universities to share the terms and conditions of donations from private entities.Del. David Bulova, D-Fairfax, introduced House Bill 2386 to create firm rules on when donors to public colleges and universities can be anonymous; what...
A new interpretation of a federal law by the U.S. Department of Justice could mean some nationwide games offered by the Virginia Lottery would have to stop, cutting off about 15 percent of the agency’s annual sales.The Virginia Lottery is following legal proceedings "very closely" related to the opinion,...
Gov. Ralph Northam wants to do an off-year review of the state’s K-12 history curriculum, an effort that has become more pressing since he committed the last years of his term to racial reconciliation.“The governor would like to have an off-cycle review of our history and civic curriculum, what...
According to a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt textbook allowed for use in Virginia high school classrooms, the 1965 Watts riots in Los Angeles were a burst of violence brought on by black Americans’ frustration about discrimination.But that’s not the whole story: Before the riots broke out, there was a violent...
In recent years, state education officials have started to cut back on the number of tests students take, changed some graduation requirements and pushed to fund preschool.But, Gov. Ralph Northam said on Monday, not enough people know that's happening.He introduced the "Virginia is for Learners" marketing campaign this week,...
The weekly pay of Virginia teachers in the last four years has fallen 31 percent lower than the wages of other college-educated workers, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute.The Washington D.C.-based liberal-leaning think tank found that teachers in every state make less than their similarly-educated peers....
The Virginia Lottery had its third-most successful month ever in March, the same month the agency took TV and radio advertisement off the air for National Problem Gambling Awareness Month.March is typically a strong sales month, but a $768 million jackpot in the Mega Millions game likely helped in...
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...