Category Archives: Education

‘A Day Without a Woman’ Won’t Help Alexandria Public-School Students

(Editor’s note: this column ran on the “Day Without a Woman” protest and Alexandria’s schools closed for the day) Public schools in Alexandria, Virginia, will be closed Wednesday because roughly 300 staff sought to take the day off for the … Continue reading

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Time for A New Path to Help Black Students

The Virginia General Assembly has taken an important step: For the first time, it has approved bills to expand public charter schools that will address the poor performance of predominantly low-income students. The issue has now landed on the desk … Continue reading

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Virginia Colleges Spend Millions on Federal Regs

The University of Virginia estimates that it spends $20 million a year complying with unfunded federal mandates, just for its academic division, reports Karin Kapsidelis with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The College of William & Mary estimates its compliance costs at … Continue reading

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A Charter School Proposal That Can Help Children

During my four years on the Virginia State Board of Education the most frustrating question was “What can we do about school divisions that persistently fail to effectively educate their children?” Virginia’s public education system remains one of the top … Continue reading

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Military Families Deserve Choices

Military dependent children move 6-9 times during their K-12 years, according to the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC). Although there is much uncertainty in every move, Military families typically begin the relocation process with two questions: 1) Where will we … Continue reading

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