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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Many great reasons to join VBEA, VEA

For those of you who are already Virginia Beach Education Association (as well as National Education Association and Virginia Education Association) members, you already understand the many benefits membership brings. However, it can be a challenge sometimes to extol the virtues of membership when you’re limited by time. The VEA has a couple of resources […]

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.

VBEA president welcomes back city teachers

Telling teachers that “we support you, we believe in you – and we are standing with you,” Virginia Beach Education Association president Trenace Riggs welcomed Virginia Beach City Public School teachers back to the classroom today during a convocation address shown at each of the city’s schools. Watch the video, and read the text of […]

VBEA president Trenace Riggs delivers convocation address

Telling teachers that “we support you, we believe in you – and we are standing with you,” Virginia Beach Education Association president Trenace Riggs welcomed Virginia Beach City Public School teachers back to the classroom today during a convocation address shown at each of the city’s schools. Watch the video, and read the text of […]