EDUCATION

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...
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...