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Decades of increased taxpayer spending per student in U.S. public schools has not improved student or school outcomes from that education, and a new study finds that throwing money at the system is simply not tied to academic improvements. (Photo credit: FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/GettyImages)

Va. Educators Partner to Help Disabled Students

Educators in Virginia are partnering to help students with disabilities succeed after they leave school.


Mike Brennan has the magic touch in getting teams to the dance. (credit: American University Athletics)

NCAA Tournament Roundup: D.C. Area Teams Ready For March Madness

Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth, George Washington, and American all qualified for this year’s NCAA tournament.


File photo of a gun shop. (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Virginia Gun-Related Crimes Fall as Firearms Sales Rise

A new report finds that gun-related crimes are falling in Virginia as the number of firearms sold rise.


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Virginia College Student Dies In Colorado Hiking Accident

A Virginia Commonwealth University student has died in a hiking accident in Colorado.


Lamb of God performs on stage in Sydney, Australia in February. (Credit: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Virginia-Based Band Thanks Fans After Frontman’s Manslaughter Arrest In Czechoslovakia

Members of death Richmond-based metal band Lamb of God are thanking their fans following the arrest of the group’s frontman in connection with a fan’s death in Czechoslovakia.


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Virginia Student Wins Surgeon General’s Anti-Tobacco Video Contest

A Virginia Commonwealth University student from Manassas has won a national contest to create a video conveying the dangers of tobacco use.


A member of the audience is removed while President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event on May 5, 2012 in Richmond, Va. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Woman In Black Burka Kicked Out Of Obama Campaign Event

A woman dressed in a black burka was removed during President Obama’s campaign stop at Virginia Commonwealth University Saturday.


File photo: A nurse attends to newborns in a hospital nursery. (credit: Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Conjoined Twins Continue Recovery In Virginia

“They are enjoying life now that they’re separated,” said their mother, Lisandra Sanatis. “They enjoy seeing themselves as individuals.”