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New Jersey Court Hears Parents’ Rights Case

EdNews Virginia | August 16, 2023 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy wants all public schools in the Garden State to withhold information regarding students’ gender transitions from their families. Three school districts — Middletown, Marlboro and Manalapan-Englishtown — are now fighting the state government in court. The embattled school boards voted in June to direct …

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INTERVIEW: Ginny Gentles on the Urgent Need for School Choice

EdNews Virginia | August 2, 2023 Ginny Gentles — director of the IWF Education Freedom Center and trustee of EdReform Virginia — joined Tuesday’s O’Connor & Company radio program on WMAL. Gentles told co-hosts Larry O’Connor and Julie Gunlock that she will be hosting a lively conversation Wednesday evening about the urgent need for educational …

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‘Considerable Improvement’: Virginia Bishops Laud New VDOE Model Policies

EdNews Virginia | July 20, 2023 The Virginia Catholic Conference (VCC) issued a joint statement from the Commonwealth’s two bishops today, lauding new Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) model policies as “a considerable improvement and much needed remediation of the policies put in place by the prior Administration.” We commend Governor Youngkin and his Administration …

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Student Privacy, Parental Rights: State Releases New Model Policies

EdNews Virginia | July 19, 2023 The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) issued new model policies for school divisions on Tuesday. A 16-page document, titled Model Policies to Ensure Privacy, Dignity, and Respect for All Students and Parents in Virginia‚Äôs Public Schools, aims to reverse 2021 Model Policies that diminished the role of parents in …

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LCPS Denies FOIA Request, Won’t Answer Questions

EdNews Virginia | June 14, 2023 Following a judge’s May 30 determination that a Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) internal review of sexual assault incidents did not amount to privileged attorney-client information, the embattled district finally shared the documentation with Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares. A June 7 statement from the Loudoun County School Board …

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Richmond Schools Closed Today, Graduations Canceled Through Friday

EdNews Virginia | June 7, 2023 Richmond Public Schools (RPS) and its various offices are closed today following last night’s shooting outside a graduation ceremony. In addition, all graduation ceremonies through Friday are now canceled. “RPS offers its deepest condolences to the victims and families of yesterday’s shooting, and to all who are impacted by …

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High School Admissions Fight Headed for Supreme Court

EdNews Virginia | May 24, 2023 In a victory for the Fairfax County School Board, a federal judge overturned a lower court’s finding that new admissions rules at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (“TJ”) resulted in unlawful discrimination. Following the admissions changes, the number of Asian students enrolled in the public magnet …

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Virginia Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

EdNews Virginia | May 12, 2023 It’s officially Teacher Appreciation Week in Virginia. Across the Commonwealth, PTA’s and PTO’s have been organizing to deliver treats and other tokens of appreciation to classroom instructors. Various businesses are offering discounts or freebies to educators as well — McDonald’s, for instance, is giving away medium-sized beverages to Virginia …

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