| Feb 7, 2011
| 3:19 PM
Teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, abstinence; tough topics included in a bill making its way through the General Assembly.
The Senate passed a bill requiring each school district to adopt the state's Standards of Learning for family life...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 5:16 PM
On the ground and around the country, NASA's budget cuts are impacting space and science education including at a Southwestern Virginia school district.
If ever there was a mission of greater importance, the teachers inside one classroom at...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 2:45 PM
New River Valley students are spending time out of the classroom this week.
Four hundred 4th-graders are at Virginia Tech learning about the importance of agriculture.
It's called the Junior Hokie Showcase.
Students learn about different types of...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 3:48 PM
Some Bedford County students are getting their hands dirty in a new outdoor classroom.
Moneta Elementary School is starting a school garden. Second graders are growing vegetables that will be harvested and served in the school cafeteria.
| Sep 29, 2011
| 7:24 AM
Ninety-six percent of Virginia's public schools are fully accredited for the 2011-12 school year.
The Virginia Department of Education made the announcement Thursday. The accreditation is based on performance of students on Standards of Learning and...
| May 27, 2011
| 2:16 PM
Some Blacksburg High School students had a different choice for prom queen this year: the winner was a man.
Jake Boyer was senior class secretary, a choir member, editor of his school's literary magazine, and now prom queen.
"This was as much a social...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 7:44 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) --
Virginia education officials have approved 13 vendors that can provide online instruction to public school students.
The state Department of Education said Monday that school divisions can contract with the approved providers to...