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Poll: Va. Supports Armed Officers in Public Schools

Virginians overwhelmingly support requiring background checks on buyers at gun shows and posting armed police officers in public school buildings after last month’s Connecticut school shooting, according to a statewide poll released Thursday.


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O’Malley Announces $336M for School Construction

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration says $336 million in school construction funding and upgrades will be in the budget for the next fiscal year.


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Va. Schools to Receive Their Own Report Cards

Virginia is getting a better idea of how its public school students fared on new annual benchmarks. The state Department of Education on Wednesday is set to release results of the annual measurable objectives in reading and mathematics.


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Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.


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Virginia Partners With French School District For Unique Learning Opportunity

The Virginia Department of Education says it has entered a partnership with a large French school district to boost educational and cultural ties.


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Virginia Schools Receive Nearly $22M From Mega Millions Sales

No one in Virginia may have won the Mega Millions jackpot, but lottery officials say the state’s public schools were big winners.


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Virginia Seeks Exemption From Portions Of No Child Left Behind Act

Virginia education officials are asking the U.S. Department of Education to exempt the state from certain requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.


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Virginia Senate Opts To Leave Teacher Contracts Unchanged

Legislation making it easier to remove public school teachers from their jobs failed to gain Senate approval Tuesday, dealing a blow to a key component of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s education agenda.


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Baltimore Schools Pitch Plan To Borrow $1.2 Billion

The Baltimore public school system is in need of a massive overhaul and its C.E.O. is not afraid to think outside the box to make it happen.

All News 99.1 WNEW–01/25/2012