EDUCATION

With Lee County announcing its intention  earlier this month to become the first school system in Virginia to arm teachers, partly because it's cheaper than hiring officers, Gov. Ralph Northam's office says an additional $1.3 million is available in grants for police and security.“Ensuring the safety of Virginians, especially...
A different result with ranked-choice voting?Could instant-runoff voting, also known as ranked-choice voting, have installed Nick Freitas as the GOP Senate candidate instead of Corey Stewart? Marla McKenna at  The Culpeper Star-Exponent quotes Freitas as in favor of the method, calling it "a solid policy" and pledging to support legislation that...
The Chronicle of Higher Education released its annual ranking of executive compensation of the country’s public and private colleges universities over the weekend.The highest-paid public college president in the state, Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao, came in at 43 on the list with a compensation package totaling $690,943.Behind...
Members of the Lee County School Board voted unanimously last week to buy some teachers guns and have them designated as "conservators of the peace" as part of a new school security program."We’ve realized we can not afford to put the number of school resource officers in Lee County...