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2015 20/20 Spring Membership Drive Grand Prize Winner

By VBEA Staff / June 3, 2015
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First Winner in the 2015 20/20 Spring Membership Drive

By VBEA Staff / April 22, 2015

Remember, the 20/20 Spring Membership Drive runs through Memorial Day. In addition to receiving $20, a lucky new member or member who recruits a new member will win a prize every week and be included in the grand prize drawing on May 26th for an Ocean Breeze Bimini Shade package.

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2015 Virginia Beach City Council

Tell City Council to Make Public Education and Safety the Budget Priority

By VBEA Staff / April 3, 2015

Take action and send an email to City Council asking that they make public education and safety the priority in their budget.

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Reputation and Quality

Protecting the Quality and Reputation of Our Schools

By VBEA Staff / March 9, 2015

VBEA President Trenace Riggs spoke during the school board’s budget hearing on March 3, 2015 saying additional funding needed to protect the quality and reputation of our schools.

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Letter to the Editor: The Burden of Testing

By VBEA Staff / February 22, 2015

VBEA President Trenace Riggs had a letter to the editor published in the Virginian-Pilot on February 21st, 2014, writing about the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the burden of testing. Here is her letter: Even though I retired three years ago after teaching for 37 years in Virginia Beach and Norfolk…

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Reducing the Number of SOL Tests

By VBEA Staff / January 21, 2015

From WVEC-13: SOL testing has rewritten the books on teaching, says Trenace Riggs, President of the Virginia Beach Education Association. “I know teachers have retired earlier than they wanted to because they are like, I can’t do this to my students any longer. I am not doing what I should be doing,” said Riggs. “Standardized…

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2015 VBCPS Employee Budget Forums

New Addition to the VBCPS Budget Process: Employee Forums

By VBEA Staff / January 7, 2015

In an email send to members of the Virginia Beach Education Association, Trenace Riggs, association president, wrote, “I encourage you to attend and make your voice heard at one of the VBCPS employee budget forums. These forums were created by Dr. Spence to ensure he hears feedback from school employees. This is a new opportunity for VBCPS employees, and we need to take advantage of it.”

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Recognizing American Education Week

By VBEA Staff / November 20, 2014

The theme this year is, “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right, and Our Responsibility.” Throughout this week, we recognize the elected officials, community members, parents, administrators, educational support professionals, and educators. All of these individuals take on the responsibility to ensure that we are keeping the promise of great public education. This prepares all of our students to make significant and positive contributions to the world.

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Are you and your students stressed out?

By VBEA Staff / November 3, 2014
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Dr. Spence with VBEA Board of Directors

Positive Meeting with Dr. Aaron Spence, VBCPS Superintendent

By VBEA Staff / October 25, 2014

The VBEA Board of Directors had a positive meeting with Dr. Aaron Spence and his Chief of Staff Kevin Hobbs regarding issues important to VBCPS employees.

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