EDUCATION

Virginia Wesleyan and Marymount universities were the only Virginia schools to sign on to a legal brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect students covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy that President Donald Trump cancelled in 2017.“Virginia Wesleyan University is committed to inclusiveness and acceptance...
Roughly half of the students in college in Virginia in 2017 qualified for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, though many didn’t use the program, according to newly released data from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.SCHEV used information from financial aid paperwork and statistics from the...
By Judi Dalati/ Capital News Service About 1.3 million students across Virginia went back to school after summer vacation. But for Alison Hatter’s three children, that didn’t require getting on a bus or even going outside. Instead, their classroom is the kitchen of the family’s home in Floyd County. “We usually...
The University of Virginia at Wise has asked the State Council of Higher Education to start a master’s in education program by fall 2020 which could help 30 more teachers in Southwest Virginia earn advanced degrees every year.“What we’ve found is that teachers trained from UVA-Wise tend to stay...
Student loans: Just over a million Virginians have $38 billion worth of them and have made thousands of complaints about confusing rules, ballooning balances and misapplied payments to the federal government in the past three years.Since January, students have been able to send concerns to Scott Kemp, the state's...
Over the last five years, Jimmy Trujillo’s stepdaughter has moved through elementary and middle school in Richmond with average grades but below-average and stagnating English skills.His daughter, now in high school, can only read, write and speak a handful of English words, according to her standardized language test results.Without...
The Virginia Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a closely-watched dispute over fundraising foundations established by public universities and whether they should be subject to freedom of information laws that govern the schools themselves.The case hails from George Mason University, where a student group called Transparent GMU sued...
After the morning bell rang on the first day of school at Fox Elementary in Richmond and the children had filed into their classrooms, four people remained outside the school.Two people at one corner of the school held signs that read "Save Our Neighborhood Schools," while the other two...
Jenny Aghomo was excited about the new teachers and friends her daughter would meet if the majority-black school she attended in Richmond merged with a nearby majority-white school as part of a plan to increase the diversity of both student bodies.Then Aghomo heard what some parents from that majority-white...
Thanks to an increased interest in on-campus housing, 20 first-year students at Virginia Commonwealth University will live in converted spaces in the university's newest dorm.Photos of student lounges with dorm beds and other furniture in VCU's Gladding Residence Center began circulating Twitter on Monday.ASKSKSKSKSKSKKSKKSK pic.twitter.com/V5ZBqB6gnx — ʜᴀʟᴇs (@hotgirlhales) August 12,...