Education


Democratic candidate for Governor of Virginia Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy answers a question during a debate held in Bristol, Va., on Thursday, May 6, 2021. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)
Democrats Debate: How Do You Fix the Economy in Southwest Virginia?

BRISTOL-Historically, Southwest Virginia and Southside have had the two highest poverty rates in the Commonwealth. How do you fix that?

Julian Thomas Elementary School in Racine, built in the 1850s as Garfield School, will receive updates as part of the $1 billion referendum district voters passed in spring 2020. (Photo via Julian Thomas Elementary/Facebook)
Are Schools Infrastructure? Ask the Wisconsin Students and Educators Using Buildings Dating Back Over 100 Years.

Biden infrastructure plan meant to help districts where local voters may or may not approve critically needed repairs and staff to build a new generation of graduates.

How Do You Work When the Wi-Fi Doesn’t?

COLLINSVILLE-Parts of Virginia like Henry County struggle with infrastructure needs, like a lack of accessible broadband. What's the solution?

Gilbert Public Schools
Gilbert Public Schools Approves Pay Raises For Employees—Two Weeks After Laying Off 152 Teachers

The reduction in staff resulted in cost savings that the district is using to balance next year's budget and raise salaries.

A North Carolina family in 2019 in Charlotte's Romare Bearden Park. A new $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief bill promises financial aid for families. (Image via Shutterstock)
Why North Carolina Parents Might Be the Big Winners in the Federal COVID Relief Bill

Monthly payments to parents? Feds' $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill promises changes for North Carolina families, businesses, and schools.

A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Here’s the Mess Betsy DeVos Left for Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos left the department’s funding for low-income schools, protections for students with disabilities, and rights for survivors under Title IX in shambles.

The vaccine became available to school teachers earlier this week.
Virginia Senate Tells Schools It’s Time to Reopen

RICHMOND-It’s time to open up. The Virginia Senate wanted to send that message to school districts across the Commonwealth Tuesday.