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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cuccinelli Declines to Defend McDonnell’s Failing Schools Law

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has declined to defend one of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s signature education reform laws in court, saying he agrees with critics that it is unconstitutional.

09/03/2013

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Va. Legislative Panels Back Teacher Evaluation Bill

A major component of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s education reform package has easily cleared two legislative hurdles.

01/24/2013

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and Education

When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.

10/11/2012

President Obama had some choice words for Republican plans for education reform and his own past educational work ethic. (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: I Was ‘Mediocre’ Student, Denounces ‘Teacher Bashing’

In an interview addressing the education issues facing the country’s education issues, President Obama managed to criticize both his Republican adversary’s reform ideas and his own student work ethic.

09/26/2012

File photo of students in a classroom. (Photo by SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Council Finds States Weakening Teacher Tenure

America’s public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire teachers who aren’t performing. A few states have essentially nullified tenure protections altogether, according to an analysis being released Wednesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality.

01/25/2012

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