How Virginia Can Improve Education for Military Families From the Richmond Times-Dispatch For Virginia, home to more than 122,000 active-duty military personnel and 73,000 military-connected children, the connection between quality of education for military families and our nation’s military readiness has become increasingly important. A new report by [Read More...]
Opportunity Knocks as Bill Arrives to Governor McAuliffe’s Desk Virginia’s legislature approved a plan last month which, if signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe, would create a new pathway for the approval of charter schools in areas with persistently struggling schools. The new proposal, authored by Senator Mark Obenshain and [Read More...]
Virginia’s New ‘School Divisions of Innovation’ Plan Eyes the Future of Learning A new law passed by Virginia’s legislature and expected to be signed this month by Governor Terry McAuliffe presents an important opportunity for the commonwealth to support the work of its most cutting-edge school divisions. Authored by Delegate Tag Greason [Read More...]
Military-Connected Students Face Educational Challenges From the Springfield (MO) News-Leader Today there are 1.2 million school-aged children of active-duty military personnel in the United States.  Most of these are younger children, and two out of five are younger than six. It is highly possible that [Read More...]
Governor McAuliffe’s Powerful Education Opportunity From the Winchester Star Most would agree that the opportunities in life for children depend on the quality of educational opportunities they receive. Governor McAuliffe, in his first State of the Commonwealth address, spoke about achieving greater equality of opportunity [Read More...]
Improving Educational Opportunities for Military Families From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot The Administration of President Donald Trump reportedly plans to increase the numbers of the U.S. armed forces by at least 125,000 active-duty service members. Will Virginia be at the center of this planned growth? One factor [Read More...]
The Opportunity in Virginia’s Newest Charter School Plan When Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe took office three years ago, he made a commitment to ensuring equal opportunities for all of Virginia’s children central to his inaugural address.  “Common ground doesn’t move towards us, we move towards it,” became a [Read More...]
Better Serving Those Who Serve: Improving the Educational Opportunities of Military-Connected Students Key Findings Click here to download the full report as PDF. This report assesses the performance of schools in four states with large concentrations of active-duty military personnel who have children in the public school systems. They are Colorado, [Read More...]
Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate (From Real Clear Education) In order to take advantage of cutting-edge technology and instructional approaches like personalizing learning, teachers and students need greater access to high-speed internet connectivity. The current operational, funding and regulatory structures of E-rate, a federal tax created to bring telephone [Read More...]
Schooling All Students For The New America: Seven Essential Steps to an Educational Moon Shot Our children live in an active and competitive experience-based world, where one-way schooling has become unacceptable and unhelpful. If ALL children really matter, then America must move to “individualize” educational opportunities and options and then “personalize” the instruction for each [Read More...]
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