VBEA to host education roundtable with Anne Holton, 85th Dist. candidate Cheryl Turpin, educators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 5, 2017 Contact: Kelly Walker, VBEA President – (757) 486-0202, [email protected] VIRGINIA BEACH – The Virginia Beach Education Association will be hosting an education roundtable with former Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton, 85th District candidate Cheryl Turpin and educators from Virginia Beach City Public Schools at 12 p.m. on […]

School Board approves updated grading policy

Superintendent says community wants to rely on professional expertise of teachers  At its Sept. 7 meeting, the Virginia Beach School Board approved an updated policy to evaluate students that it says will help ensure grading consistency throughout the division. Policy 6-72 now states, in part: “The most important assessment of student learning is conducted by […]

Affordable Pathways Grants aims to help college-bound students

RICHMOND – Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe announced a new grant program today that will provide Virginia students with a clearer path to a higher education. As many as four public two- and four-year colleges will receive the Affordable Pathways grants (up to $140,000 each). However, grant recipients must have a partnership with a Pre-K-12 program. They […]

TOCLI 2016: Welcome new VBCPS educators!

Welcome to your one-stop shop for all things TOCLI, and all things VBEA! We hope that after watching and reading this, you’ll want to join all of us as a part of Virginia Beach Education Association (and with that, the Virginia Education Association and National Education Association) and learn why #MembershipMatters. Being a member will give you #PeaceOfMind in […]

Va. Dept. of Education awards $50K grant to Green Run HS

RICHMOND – Virginia Beach City Public Schools, and Green Run High School in particular, will receive a $50,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Education to combine blended learning and internships aligned with students’ needs and interests. Through the program, students at Green Run will have a choice of college and career pathways, including industry credentialing, internships with […]

VBEA at the NEA Convention

VBEA members were in Washington, D.C. at the National Education Association Convention from July 1-8 representing the interests of Virginia Beach educators as well as those statewide during the 2016 representative assembly. President Kelly Walker, vice president Barbara Powell and secretary Dawn Euman, along with board members Cameron Baker and Jessica Baker, as well as immediate […]

Dominic Melito receives Friend of Education award

For his tireless advocacy of public education and his dedication and outstanding service as a teacher, former VBEA president Dominic Melito was honored with the Virginia Beach Education Association’s 2016 Friend of Education Award during a June 8 ceremony at Kellam High School. Melito, who also teaches at Kellam, is the immediate past president of the […]

Assistants of the year honored at reception

Good Afternoon everyone. Welcome to the 33rd Annual VBEA Assistant of the Year Awards Reception. My name is Trenace Riggs, President of the Virginia Beach Education Association. I am joined tonight by the Chair of the VBEA Teacher Assistant Steering Committee- Barbara Powell. Before we begin I’d like to recognize some people who are in […]

NewEd to provide support for new educators

VBEA member and rep Brittany Jones, who is a first-year teacher at College Park Elementary, received approval at the recent VEA Convention for her NewEd proposal that would “establish a group of new educators to provide a support system for new educators, provide a bridge of membership from SVEA to VEA, increase VEA membership, and create […]

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 March 2, 2016. For more information on each bill, […]