Virginia Schools

Bill Banning Common Core Standards Advances in Va.Legislation prohibiting adoption of the Common Core curriculum standards in Virginia schools has cleared a state Senate committee.
1st Day of Classes Brings Changes for Va. Schools About 400,000 Virginia students are heading back to school in the Washington area and will find some changes this year.
7 Local High Schools Make U.S. News List of the Top 100U.S. News and World Report's annual list of the nation's best high schools was released this week, and eight local schools made the top 100.
41 Percent of Va. Schools Meet Education Benchmarks Forty-one percent of Virginia's public schools met annual benchmarks aimed at reducing proficiency gaps between low-performing and high-performing schools, state education officials said Tuesday.
88 Percent of Va. Students Graduate On TimeVirginia education officials say 88 percent of students in the class of 2012 graduated after four years of high school.