Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli spoke in general terms about higher education reform proposals before an audience of business and college leaders Tuesday but also took passing slaps at each other.
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.
Federal numbers show that Virginia’s teachers are paid more than the national average, but educators in some areas of the state get significantly less.
The Virginia Department of Education is encouraging the state’s public schools to participate in a statewide test of Internet connection speeds next month.
A Christmas tree grown by a Virginia farmer will be displayed at Vice President Joe Biden’s residence in the nation’s capital.
Major bowl games, Final Four basketball appearances and marquee games played in huge stadiums with millions more watching on TV don’t guarantee that even top-shelf college athletics organizations can cover all their costs, resulting in mandatory annual student activity fees covering the shortfalls, according to a new Virginia legislative study.
Every $1 that Virginia spends on higher education results in $1.29 in new tax revenue and more than $17 in increased economic activity, according to a University of Virginia report released Thursday.
Proposals to lighten up on child prostitutes and people who are forced into prostitution are on the Virginia State Crime Commission’s agenda.
Virginia and Alaska are teaming up to make the most of their commercial space operations.
Gov. Bob McDonnell and first lady Maureen McDonnell are set to host the second annual Virginia Wine Summit later this fall.