RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The House of Delegates has passed legislation that would assign letter grades to public schools in Virginia just as teachers grade students from A to F.
The bill, a conspicuous piece of Gov. Bob McDonnell's education reforms, won final House passage Monday on a bipartisan 54-40 vote with six delegates not voting.
A similar bill easily won Senate committee backing last week and is due for a final floor vote Tuesday.
The Senate also voted 40-0 to pass McDonnell's bill revamping teacher evaluation and grievance procedures. The House passed the bill last week.
Also Monday, the House gave preliminary approval to a McDonnell-backed proposal to create an Opportunity Educational Institution to take over failing schools. An 11-member board would oversee efforts to restore the schools to full accreditation.
(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Octogenarians are racing to become the oldest to climb Everest.
Cuomo to Kardashian: You might be breaking the law.
WTOP takes an all-electric motorcycle for a test drive. (Video)
While waiting for help, one man chose to entertain himself.