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    Status of education-related bills in General Assembly

    With the General Assembly session underway, there are myriad bills related to education being debated and discussed, including ones on charter schools, virtual schools, ones allowing homeschoolers to participate in public school athletic programs, and many more. Here’s a comprehensive listing of education-related bills, updated through midday, Jan. 28, 2016. For more information on each […]

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    VBEA’s e-ITK newsletter – January 2016

    Hello everyone, I hope you have had a  great holiday and are refreshed and renewed to start the New Year! I’m starting out this e-ITK with messages from NEA president Lily Eskelsen Garcia and VEA president Meg Gruber, and a request from Meg about ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act. She is asking that, with […]

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    VBEA president asks for school board to consider calendar option

    The following are remarks made by Virginia Beach Education Association president Trenace Riggs concerning the 2016-17 school system calendar at the Dec. 15 School Board meeting in which she asked for them to consider voting on a calendar with two full day embedded professional development days without taking any winter holidays away in December or summer vacation days […]

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    Attorney General releases video outlining dangers of heroin use

    In the wake of his appearance at a Virginia Beach forum with school board member Carolyn Weems on heroin use, Attorney General Mark Herring has released a video, “Heroin: The Hardest Hit,” which focuses on heroin and prescription drug abuse in Virginia. The film examines the epidemic from all angles with Virginians sharing their own […]

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    VBEA president on American Education Week

    The following is the address given by Virginia Beach Education Association president Trenace Riggs during the Nov. 17, 2015 Virginia Beach City Public Schools school board meeting.  This isn’t merely a commemoration of American Education Week. It isn’t just a simple acknowledgement and then we move on and forget the hardworking teachers, support staff, administrators, […]

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    McAuliffe: ‘We have not honored teachers the way we should have’

    Vowing to put K-12 public education atop his budget priority list. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other state officials received a litany of suggestions on how to improve the working conditions of teachers and provide a better learning environment for children during a education roundtable Monday at Kellam High School. > The crux of the […]

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    Gov. McAuliffe in education roundtable at Kellam

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe and education leaders from across Hampton Roads, including Virginia Beach Education Association president Trenace Riggs, will take part in an education roundtable on Monday at Kellam High School to talk about reinvesting in education, reducing a pressure-packed testing environment and looking at new ways to enhance the traditional high school experience. The roundtable will take […]