Tag: k-12 education

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McDonnell continues commitment to K-12 education reform

Building on his commitment to ensure that every child in Virginia, regardless of their zip code, has access to a top quality education, Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced that his FY 2015/2016 budget will include $582.6 million in increased funding for the biennium for K-12 and pre-kindergarten education.

McDonnell rolls out K-12 education initiatives

Surrounded by teachers, educators, legislators, students, parents and representatives from several leading education organizations, Gov. Bob McDonnell on Thursday rolled out additional initiatives of his K-12 education agenda at Goochland Middle School.

In Depth | Not so elementary redistricting

Waynesboro reacts to proposed reconfiguration of city elementary schools Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Westwood Hills to William Perry, then back to Westwood Hills. Two transitions in two years. That’s what Liz Barnes is facing for her son, Josh. “I’m not in the PTO, I’m not as much in the loop as I’d like to […]

Focus | The next step in Saxman’s political career?

Pol to head up education transition Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Chris Saxman’s career in the House of Delegates is winding down. Could a new avenue be opening up with a possible job in the McDonnell administration? “Obviously that’s natural speculation,” said Saxman, who this week confirmed that he is co-chairing the Bob McDonnell transition […]

Kaine: K-12 to be spared

State aid to localities for K-12 public education will be spared the budget shears when Gov. Tim Kaine details the latest round of cuts to the state budget Tuesday afternoon. “I will give you guys a sneak preview. K-12 will escape. Because the school year has started. There’s some things inside the Department of Education […]