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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 […]

  • More than 40 people attended the first VBEA rep meeting of the 2015-16 school year.

    Large turnout for first VBEA rep meeting

    More than 40 people attended and participated on Wednesday in the first Virginia Beach Education Association rep meeting of the 2015-16 school year at Landstown High School, making it one of the stronger turnouts in recent memory, with School Board member Bev Anderson among those at the meeting. VBEA president Trenace Riggs was excited by […]

  • VBEA vice president Kelly Walker speaks with a new VBEA member during TOCLI, new teacher orientation.

    K-12 spending down in Virginia Beach, across state

    In a Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission report released today to the governor and General Assembly of Virginia, it highlighted the efficiency and effectiveness of K-12 spending and stated, among its conclusions, that K-12 spending has dropped over the last decade in Virginia Beach and across the state. What it found: Virginia is at about […]

  • ODU SVEA president touts benefits of membership

    Watch Old Dominion University Student Virginia Education Association president Katelyn Anderson as she explains how being a part of SVEA has helped her as she studies to become an elementary education teacher.

  • New VBEA members receive a gift as part of their new membership during new teacher orientation (TOCLI).

    TOCLI 2015 photo gallery

    It’s been a busy time getting ready for a new school year as new teacher orientation recently concluded at Green Run High School. Check out the photos below of Virginia Beach Education Association members setting up the Grab and Go tables in the cafeteria, speaking with new members and listening to various speakers during TOCLI.