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How Virginia Might Build on the Rise of Education Capitalism(1)

March 30, 2016

The past twenty years have brought significant growth to Northern Virginia and the Tidewater area, but there have been significant costs. The state’s economic portfolio is too heavily weighted toward government spending. No state can call itself diversified when one-fifth of its income comes from a single source. Virginia should study the rise of education […]

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Time to Move Online Education Forward

Governor Terry McAuliffe earned high praise last year for allowing 21st century enterprises like Lyft and Uber to operate legally in Virginia. He now has a similar opportunity in education. The General Assembly has approved legislation sponsored by Delegate “Dickie” Bell creating a statewide Virtual School to provide full-time online opportunities. The same bill passed […]

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STEM-Related Jobs Outlook is Bright

Demand for workers with skills in higher paying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, known as the STEM subjects, is expected to continue to outpace demand for non-STEM workers over the next decade, based on a new 10-year projection from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As of the third quarter of 2015, there were 9.2 million […]

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Virginia, Proudly Supporting the Educational Status Quo

The Senate Privileges and Elections Committee has effectively killed two measures designed to encourage the creation of charter schools in Virginia, ensuring that public education in the Old Dominion, one of the most stultifyingly top-down school systems in the country, will remain that way. “Localities and parents need to maintain control over whether or not to […]

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